Goliard are a band from Columbia that plays an iconoclastic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Iconoclastic Hymns" which was released by The Ritual Productions.
Atmospheric synths and clean chants start off the album before going into a very fast musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with the tremolo picking also giving the songs a more raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also bringing in a great amount of Swedish influences, spoken word parts and clean playing can also be heard briefly as well as the riffs also utilizing a great amount of melody and you can also hear a great amount of talent and skill in the way the music is composed.
Goliard plays a style of black metal that is very fast and melodic in the 90's Swedish tradition, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Scientific, poetic and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Goliard are a very great sounding iconoclastic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "It is Not Sadness, it Is Melancholy" "Invoking The Inner master" and "Solipsist Abstraction". 8 out of 10.