Milking The Goatmachine – From Slum to Slam – The Udder Story (Album Review)

Milking The Goatmachine are a four-piece metal band hailing from Berlin, Germany. Their eighth album From Slum to Slam – The Udder Story is seventeen songs on goat glorifying goodness and was released in late 2019.

There are strong hints on Infant Annihilator in the vocal tones throughout the album, particularly in growls from their singer ‘Goatleeb Udde’. Quick, sharp songs like Milking Me Softly betray a soft & somewhat fuzzy title with textbook grind drumming and heavy distortion. 1234 Leckstein is late 90s Napalm Death all the way from the 1:52 duration, simple but neat riff and no punches pulled blast beat. Later the album shows more groove than expected with a song like Strawpocalypse slower and more complex in drumming than some of the earlier, almost industrial beats.

This band would be great to see in their goat stage masks in a small but full venue. The entire album lasts just over 40 minutes & can be listened to back to back. The lyrics and content are unusual but at the end of the day, who doesn’t like goats?!

Release Year: 2019
Label: NoiseArt Records
Category: Album
Country: Germany

Reviewed by Adam Poole