Finnish Black Metal masters return with new studio album! Black vinyl.
WEREWOLF RECORDS, freshly in conspiracy with HELLS HEADBANGERS, is proud
to present the highly anticipated fifth album of GOATMOON, Stella Polaris.
One of the most notorious names in the still-thriving Finnish black
metal scene, GOATMOON has been an uber-prolific force of iron will since
the band's creation in 2002, all guided by the monomaniacal hand of
BlackGoat Gravedesecrator. The band's earliest efforts were extremely
raw and punk-oriented, but it was with 2007's Finnish Steel Stormwhere
GOATMOON truly came into its own, exhibiting a sense of refinement
rarely heard in such hateful-yet-epic black metal whilst retaining its
core identity, and a title by which BlackGoat Gravedesecrator has
fulfilled on all successive recordings. Of them, the subsequent third
and fourth albums - 2011's Varjotand 2014's Voitto tai Valhalla,
respectively - saw GOATMOON continue that refinement with equally
compelling results, and in the process garner a more fanatic
fanbase...and further infamy.
However, it is with the forthcoming Stella Polaris where GOATMOON will etch its name into Finnish black metal legendry. In many ways approximating its vibrant cover art, Stella Polaris is a mysteriously alluring blast of cosmic, snow-capped majesty. Here, GOATMOON consolidates all its considerable strengths while setting forth on new, untrodden paths across the album's nine tracks. Verily, Stella Polaris is distinctly Finnish in its poignant purity and staunch traditionalism - this is BLACK METAL, proudly, with no use for nor tolerance of muddling agents - but with its increasingly organ-led attack, BlackGoat Gravedesecrator and a new, full lineup weave a spell that explodes with both a subtle dynamism and an anthemic quality that's thoroughly addicting. Compact and concise as ever, Stella Polaris accomplishes its mission with no hyperbole and no bullshit: simply, it is GOATMOON at the height of its powers, and ascending supremacy effortlessly.