Cokegoat are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture of doom and death metal with elements of crust and experimental and this is a review of their 2013 album "Vessel" which was released by Economy Of Motion Records.
"Fear The Followers" which is also the first track on the album begins with heavy guitars, drums and high pitched screams as well as some blast beats before adding in crust style growls and a minute later melody is added into the song along with synths creeping in.
"Buried In The City" opens up with heavy doom metal guitar riffs along with drums a few seconds later and as the song moves on small guitar leads and aggressive vocals kick in and you can hear clean singing in the background before adding in sound effects along with distorted death metal growls.
"Dogs" start up with heavy bass guitars and drums before adding in regular guitars along with experimental sounds as well as growls and melodic vocals and as the song moves on stoner rock guitar leads start coming in and out.and towards the end there is a brief use of acoustic guitars being utilized.
"End Of Your Life, Pt. 1" which is a part of a 2 song concept" opens up with avant garde sound effects and then heavy, distorted doom metal guitar riffs and drums kick in along wit h some growls and screams a few seconds later which also sets the pace for guitar leads to come in and out and you can also hear some melodies and bass guitars.
"End Of Your Life, Pt. 2" which is the last song in a 2 part concept begins with noise effects along with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs a few seconds later as well as drums and guitar leads and a couple of minutes later melodic vocals are added along with screams and the song closes with noise effects.
"Fly By Night Pt. 2" begins with distorted noises and a few seconds alter heavy guitars and drums kick in along with blast beats and growls and a minute later t he song slows down and gets more melodic along with some guitar solos and leads before returning to a noise direction along with bass guitars and then going back to a heavier direction.
"Fly By Daylight" kicks in with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with drums and then a mixture of clean singing and screams make their presence known along with melodic elements and then the song mixes in sound effects.
"Glorious Dead" which is also the last song on the album opens up with avant garde sound effects and a few seconds alter guitars and vocals become a part of the song it gets more heavy and melodic along with some screams and growls and after awhile guitar leads start coming in and out.
Song lyrics cover life, death, the moon and beyond, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t his recording.
In my opinion Coke goat are a very great sounding experimental doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fear The Followers" "Dogs" and "Glorious Dead". RECOMMENDED BUY.