In an era where there are no bands (faction! horde! architects!) and no musicians (interloper! magician! whore sacrificer!) staffing them Golgata came to the fore from Sweden in 2014. Skam was recorded and released by Satanath in 2019. In tune with the trend of the day the members were anonmous.
GOLGATA - SKAM - SATANATH
Spokesman 2 and Spokesman 1 make up this Swedish duo. Skam is a full-length by these so called melodic black metallers who write a somewhat rare all Swedish lyrics. Förrädiskt Vaggas Vi Till Sömns is the opener which is mid-paced at first with typical black metal screams. The song picks up some speed but returns to a brief chant and acoustic section before it ends. There is not much that sets the opener apart from the myriad of releases before it. Vinterbarn moves in different directions, the duo manage to create a dark atmosphere with a bass line in the background of the differing sections. Askes starts with a dark church choir intro and moves to a more traditional black metal song. The song is faster and offers metal in a satisfying dose. The title track does revert to contradicting sections and is somewhat doomy. Job is again faster paced, a shorter song and more like what black metal should be. Skuld starts kind of like a power metal song, it then blends into black metal mostly aided by the screams and vocals of Spokesman 2. Opus IX (Lidandets Moder) is dark and sometimes doomy. The band manages to retain a heavy atmosphere and not fall into non-metal realms. Janus Spegel closes the album once again upping the pace. It's as if every other song provides more and in-between the duo take a break. – Anna Tergel