After the battering that Ritual Necromancy provided last year with their debut full length release Oath of the Abyss, drummer Nocturnal Hellfucker returns on bass and vocals on yet another savage black/death metal band Weregoat through the release of the band's debut EP, Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity. With goats, moon and a name as such, this certainly promises to be one hell of a journey ahead.
The darkness that befalls the listener begins right from the very beginning of Nuclear Cunt, with the sounds of the impending doom that eventually gives way to crushing guitar riffs and the insane distortion/feedback helping to reinforce the already barbaric/savage atmosphere that the band has forged with that filthy production quality. Nocturnal Hellfucker's vocals are monstrous and sound extremely huge, not unlike those of similar bands such as his other band, Ritual Necromancy, threatening to devour all in the band's path. The usage of echoes also make it sound almost as if they were recorded in a cave, helping to give the music on Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity an extremely primitive feel.
Music-wise, the band leans close to bands such as Nocturnal Blood, though there is definitely a rawer edge to Weregoat's music and the production quality on here helps to bring out and accentuate the aggression and destructive potential of the band's music. The lead guitar lines of Indiscriminate Impregnator almost have no sense of melody or coherence to them and the drumming of Sadoseducer are bestial as fuck, but this is precisely the point of Weregoat, helping to further smear the scene with even more chaos than there already is, putting out any glimmer of hope that one may have. There are even times when the lead guitar lines such as the pick scratch and the song progression on Abysmal Whore remind listeners of the style of war metal horde Revenge, and this is definitely pleasing to the ears of those who are fans of brutal black/death metal. The black metal element in the band's music seeps out on tracks like Antichrist Kommand, where the underlying riffs are undeniably black metal, perhaps giving some sense of sanity to the continuous 18 minutes of onslaught thus far.
Those unaccustomed to music like those on Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity would perhaps dismiss this as yet another of those primitive and untalented bands' failed attempt to be brutal, but for the more knowing fans of the aforementioned bands like Nocturnal Blood and Ritual Necromancy, this is perhaps one of the best representations of raw, filthy and bestial black/death metal yet.