One of the best-kept secrets in black metal, since 2008, this Mexican horde have been patiently perfecting their craft – cryogenically grim and hateful black metal in the early ’90s spirit – over the course of a couple demos, an EP, and a split. In 2010, FUNEREUS
released their debut album, Profane Rite of Morbid Glorification
, and now, four years later, they strike back at all that’s sacred with their second album, Return of the Old Goat
. Aptly titled, Return of the Old Goat
is an utterly cold but unremittingly furious slab of ancient black metal possession: dead yet violent, trance-inducing yet diabolical, primitive yet memorable. It’s a record that makes no apologies for its anachronisms, that its mission is to celebrate the glory of Satan and white-light blasphemy, that FUNEREUS
are ghoulish coffin spirits dedicated to haunting your subconscious. Seven glorifications of evil drenched in the vilest poison, FUNEREUS
’ Return of the Old Goat
is a nail in the heart of all that is holy – and the return of FUNERAL HEXING BLACK METAL!