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CD review YEAR OF THE GOAT "The key and the gate" EP

Veröffentlicht am 29. November 2014 von Markus W. in Year Of The Goat, Classic Rock, Rock, CD Review, News

(8/10) Classic rock and no end im sight. Year Of The Goat belongs to those bands that feel home in this genre. The six-piece is inspired by the sounds of the 60's and 70's. After they had released their debut called "Angel's necropolis in 2012 it took the guys from Norrköping two more years for releasing the next EP.  And it was worth waiting. Eventhough the EP only contains three songs Year Of The Goat managed to deepen their own interprataion of classic rock.

The music of the band has a strong vintage charm. It is the warm and organic sound that is fascinating. 

The highlight on this EP is the middle part - a song called "Mystic mountains". It is an almost eight minutes long epical rock song that reflects exactly what the title promises. You can see the 'mystic mountains' by just closing your eyes (and without any other additives). It is a melancholic rock song, that convinces with great melodies, combined with a classic guitar sound and accented mellotron parts. But it is especially singer Thomas Sabbathi who does an excellent job here.

The other two tracks are not bad either, but can't reach the very high level of "Mystic mountain". The title track is a right-to-the-point rocker with pushing drums and a great guitarlines. I was reminded a bit to Heroes Del Silencio when I heard the tune for the first time. This goes mainly for the chorus.

The third track is an instrumental. "Non-euclidean calculus" is a sphereful and silent song that spreads a peaceful vibe. This means that all songs have a really different expression by still belonging together.

Great stuff and worth to listen to - eventhough you might be done with the classic rock revival.





  1. The key and the gate
  2. Mystic mountain
  3. Non-euclidean calculus


Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Classic Rock

CD review YEAR OF THE GOAT "The key and the gate" EP