Just because you’ve been binging on Narcos, and/or on a bestial blackened death metal kick lately doesn’t mean you know what Chicago’s Cokegoat sounds like. Out of their six members, three of them play guitar; there’s a keyboardist, a drummer, a bassist, and three of them perform vocals as well. And together, Cokegoat cook up and ship out an uncanny blend of sludge, doom, and death.
In 2013, Cokegoat independently released their critically-acclaimed debut, Vessels. Now they’re poised to roll out their sophomore effort, the astutely titled Drugs and Animals. Produced by Andy Nelson (see also: Weekend Nachos, Like Rats) at Bricktop Recording, and mastered by Carl Saff (see also: Magic Circle, Red Fang, Big Business), Drugs and Animals promises to be everything its predecessor was,—e.g. powerful, sullen, nihilistic, inspiring, life-affirming, disorienting, etc.—except way more so. Those who are still undecided, as well as those who are psyched and champing at the bit, should stream “Winter of Fear” below.
But first, here’s what Cokegoat themselves say about the new album:
Get Drugs and Animals in digitial format or on 180-gram LP next month from Cokegoat’s Bandcamp.