As mentioned when we showed Cough on Number 5, every one of the bands we now encounter got way more votes than the rest below. So we jump another fifty points to reach the next cats. A band I saw live this year in a setting you would not quite believe. Okay, so it was right after Roadburn. That might explain part of it. Okay, it was in my birth town, a dusty hell hole in the south of the Netherlands. But still… Well, besides their own friends, relatives and crew, there were about five to ten people in the audience. Incredible. We pulled up barstools and set tables in front of the stage and settled down for a night filled with a truckload of beer and a band that was allowed to do whatever they wanted. And they did. With a vocalist suffering from some throat issues, they still managed to enchant and make those few freaks sitting on their stools go crazy. With their heavy nodding to Sabbath, their version of doom metal, doom rock and occult sounding heavy rock and stoner curveballs they made the Stoner HiVe Top 20 Countdown before. Number 16 back in 2013. But this one is so much better than that debut effort, we can surely say the Devil visited Sweden again to gather up a few new souls. And we can pretty much state with conviction that he is now the new manager of this heavy quartet!
Goatess – Purgatory Under New Management