The Goat of Mendes

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The Goat of Mendes
The Goat Of Mendes.jpg
Studio album by Akercocke
Released 11 September 2001
Recorded April 2001
Genre Blackened death metal
Length 56:38
Label Peaceville
Akercocke chronology
Rape of the Bastard Nazarene
(1999)Rape of the Bastard Nazarene1999
The Goat of Mendes

The Goat of Mendes is the second studio album by English Blackened Death metal band Akercocke. It was released on 11 September 2001, through Peaceville Records.


The Goat of Mendes was released in standard and digipak CD format. The album included a music video for "Infernal Rites". A video for "Horns of Baphomet" was also released in 2001.

Dean Seddon, at the time vocalist of symphonic black metal band Hecate Enthroned, provided backing vocals for the track "The Serpent".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chronicles of Chaos 8.5/10[1]
Kerrang! favourable[2]
Rock Sound favourable[3]
Terrorizer favourable[4]

Akercocke drummer and lyricist David Gray has remarked that The Goat of Mendes is "in my opinion, our best album".[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Of Menstrual Blood and Semen" 6:25
2. "A Skin for Dancing In" 7:17
3. "Betwixt Iniquitatis and Prostigiators" 2:12
4. "Horns of Baphomet" 7:06
5. "Masks of God" 4:51
6. "The Serpent" 3:47
7. "Fortune My Foe" 1:16
8. "Infernal Rites" 4:29
9. "He Is Risen" 4:47
10. "Breaking Silence" 4:15
11. "Initiation" 1:11
12. "Ceremony of Nine Angles" 8:53


  1. ^ Azevedo, Pedro (8 December 2001). "CoC : Akercocke – The Goat of Mendes : Review". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Lawson, Don (May 2001). "[Kerrang! review]". Kerrang! (854). 
  3. ^ Exley, Mike (26 July 2001). "[Rock Sound review]". Rock Sound (26). 
  4. ^ Schwarz, Paul (June 2001). "[Terrorizer review]". Terrorizer (90). 
  5. ^ Gray, David (2009). "[ article]".