Goatlord - Last Sodomy of Mary LP

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Reissue of 2007 release

1 LP in a gatefold jacket. Includes booklet & inserts

Prior to their disbandment following the fateful west coast tour, Goatlord had begun writing and rehearsing new material that was intended to serve as the foundation for a follow-up to their debut album. Seven of these tracks were recorded at different stages of their development and serve to document the final chapter of the band's history. These recordings clearly demonstrate the band's intention to return more to the sound that was present on their first recording, “Demo '87.” Tempos on newer songs such as “Gargoyle King” and “Strange Burial” range from mid- to fast-paced, and gone are the nine-minute-plus, doom-laden passages that were displayed prominently on the “Sodomize the Goat” demo and, to a somewhat lesser extent, on “Reflections of the Solstice” (aka “Goatlord”). The other unmistakeable difference is in the vocals, which were executed quite competently by Gans, but in a noticeably different style than those of Still, his predecessor who had been instrumental in establishing the trademark Goatlord sound. Another novelty and notable difference with previously-written songs was guitarist Joe Frankulin's first foray into the writing of lyrics for “Stygian Void.”

As it first did in 2007, Nuclear War Now! is once again honored to re-release “The Last Sodomy of Mary,” a collection of both the earliest and last of the band's recordings, some of which were still in need of lyrics being written. In addition to the seven aforementioned songs that were intended to be included on a second album, this compilation includes the band's first-ever recording, “Unholy Black Slut,” the same version of which was played by a friend on his radio show at a local university soon after the band's inception. It also contains the first recorded version of “Sacrifice,” one of the band's longest-tenured and most highly-revered songs, as it was first committed to tape with Glen Bonner from Doom Snake Cult on guitar. In sum, “The Last Sodomy of Mary” represents both the first and final nails in the coffin of a band's whose undead presence will forever outlast its short-lived active existence.

Label: Nuclear War Now

Condition: New   released in an open plastic sleeve