Possession – Night Goat

Night Goat have released their video for “Possession” via The Sleeping Shaman. The song is from their split album with Ghost:Hello which released today via Interstellar Smoke Records.

Purchase the split: https://ghosthello.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-hello-night-goat

Everyone has a band that they can put on to blow the cobwebs out. Night Goat are set to be that next band. Dealing in scuzzy, fuzzy noise-rock, the quartet released their scorching début Milk in late December 2019, having already made a name for themselves in their native Ohio by opening for Cherubs and playing with diverse bands like Whores, Low Dose, False Gods, and Backwoods Payback. The band draw from the highlights of early nineties Amphetamine Reptile and Touch and Go Records – echoes of Unsane, The Jesus Lizard and Helmet all make appearances.

Front and center is Julia Bentley and her ferocious vocals. The lyrics are as dark as they should be for this style of music (“Feel the beat of a ruptured heart/My axe… your ribcage”), and her delivery is as twisted as her choice of words. The crunch of her husband’s guitar is a fitting accompaniment, as Chris barrels his way through gnarly riffs, head-spinning noise, and bellowing backing vocals. Dalin Jones, Donnie Casey, and Mike Pavia bring thundering rhythms  and raging noise to the table in honor of bands like Tad and the Melvins.

The overall sensation is overwhelming, a cacophony of noisy riffs and distorted screams – just the way noise rock should be. This is one goat that is not to be messed with.

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