GOATWHORE from New Orleans with their 3rd studioalbum ''A Haunting Curse'' included 11tracks from 2006. The motto of "A Haunting Curse" is back to the mystified origins. There, where Black Metal music came before the imag & no one could just pull MP3s from the internet. So it's hardly surprising to be reminded again and again of VENOM, BATHORY & CELTIC FROST. Certainly there is still enough modern black metal in the 40 minutes available, which is expressed above all in melodic stick sections. GOATWHORE places much more emphasis on the broader metal facet of their music than on many other genre repertoire and does a really good job. Especially positive is the fact that GOATWHORE are not limited to blastbeats and that they value enough variety, which is expressed in various trips to thrash metal. The chic LP version is limited to 250 copies in black 180g vinyl, housed in trifold gatefold cover.