Goatburner is a suitable name for a rough extreme metal band I think. Their debut album, Extreme Conditions, goes through the weather of today, with such unpredictability, that one could not forecast the next riff, tempo, drum beat or lyrical pattern. While Time To Burn might have sounded almost uplifting at times, Extreme Conditions focuses on the negative and disturbing sides of the chaotic forces of nature we have to live in today. It grabs the listened with such power from the introductory Dead Alert to closing track Wave Of Doom, that the one does not even realize, how quickly the 33 minutes of mayhem passes while listening to it. The track Time To Burn,
Goatburner took off on one burning hot summer night of 2017 in the depths of Helsinki after few ideas were thrown around by the drummer Spider and guitarist/vocalist Kaos. Main idea was to start writing unique songs in vein of the death metal heroes from late 80’s and early 90’s with some new spices from negative sludge and power violence madness. The duo entered the 1st rehearsals open-minded, not knowing that they will spend many other nights together writing and arranging their debut releases, to be recorded just 6 months later.
Being a duo was feeling so effective and simple, that they decided to keep it at that as Kaos has done his pedal and amplifier research with Morbid Evils and got his vocals into sharpened, cutting through shape with the Finnish grindcore legends Rotten Sound. Spider had done his share of songwriting and drumming with Ratface hardcore, cult-chaos outfit Pikakassa and techdeath band Skulmagot. They felt confident about the minimalistic approach as time went on and decided to book Chaotic Doom Cave Studios for one weekend in 2018 to record their first efforts as a band.
The debut session was recorded as organic and live as the band is and was finished after just 3 days in the caves of doom and chaos. Goatburner tracked total 13 songs, of which 2 were spontaneously written at the very end of the session. The track Drowned Alive,