Take Germanic-style 80s thrash metal, and just turn the nastiness up to 11 with a blackened splash and that’s Bütcher.

Their most recent album, the wonderfully titled 666 Goats Carry My Chariot is 35 minutes of the most devilish, diabolical, lightning fast metal you’ll ever hear.

It’s fast, it’s a throwback, but it’s also fresh and new. It’s a paradox, sure. But it’s a paradox you can bang your fucking head to.

Bütcher’s blackened speed metal sound is such a seamless amalgamation of heavy metal eras that their appeal is multigenerational, to be enjoyed by Sodom and Midnight fans alike.