It’s difficult to actually count how many times I’ve seen Louisiana’s Goatwhore live. I’ve seen them in all different parts of the United States and in Norway as well. There are simply few bands that are as good at the live performance than this foursome out of New Orleans. And, of course, with all this pandemic style living across the globe there’s been no opportunity for live music. Thankfully, Goatwhore decided to give their much maligned fans a little taste of their slamming show via the magic of the internet this past Saturday, January 9, 2021.
So how was the livestream? Well, exactly like their live show in person – but without the crowd. No real frills here, no real special effects, just this classic blackened band dripping with old school extremity doing exactly what they do best. For just $12 you were treated to over 90 minutes of pulsating, demonic and dirty extreme metal with perfect sound and the ability for anyone in the audience to get up close.
I’ve watched a number of these at-home concerts over the past few months and while so many of them have been stellar, I’m actually going to have put Goatwhore’s at the very top. I put this show on my tv, sat back in my chair next to my cat and just watched these guys give it their all. As I’ve said so many times before, Goatwhore are one of the hardest working bands out there and they’re expertly seasoned at performance… and they just never let up.
Lots of professional camera work and direction got you fully immersed in the performance. I’m hoping the band decides to put this out as a video for sale so we can all watch it again and again.
The set was fairly evenly balanced across their last four records with a couple more songs coming off of Vengeful Ascension.
Baring Teeth for Revolt
Drowned in Grim Rebirth
Collapse in Eternal Worth
Alchemy of the Black Sun Cult
Judgement of the Bleeding Crown
Under Flesh, Into the Soul
Nocturnal Conjuration of the Accursed
Carving Out the Eyes of God
When Steel Met Bone
Embodiment of this Bitter Chaos
Decayed Omen Reborn
In Deathless Tradition
Cold Earth Consumed in Dying Flesh
Mankind Will Have No Mercy
To Mourn and Forever Wander Through Forgotten Doorways