Goddess are a solo project from Serbia that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "The Divine Promise" which will be released by Life As A Dream Records.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a lot of melody and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while synths can also be heard in the background briefly. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very raw yet melodic style as well as one of the tracks also introducing clean playing onto the recording, tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard,
On this recording Goddess takes his raw style of black metal into more of a melodic musical direction. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover stewardship, collective responsibility, animal rights, environmental disaster, and the coming supreme retribution.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Goddess and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Burden of Obligation" "Deaths Companions" and The Divine Promise". 8 out of 10.