The White Goddess
Review by Adam M on September 12, 2013.
This is an Epic Heavy Metal album that sits comfortably along with its influences early Fates Warning and Manowar. Certainly, the mystical and epic vibe carried forth by the early material of those bands shines through in every riff of this solid work.
Long and evolved songs carry through without becoming monotonous, but rather become sing-a-longs very quickly. There are admirably catchy choruses and melodic verses that weave a web of magic around you. The heroic aspect of "The White Goddess" is its most notable feature as one will become pumped up with the songs after listening. The surprising thing is that the songs don’t lose steam later in their progress, but rather build momentum instead. The spirit of albums such as "Awaken The Guardian" or "Hail To England" by the aforementioned bands is carried through, but the album still isn’t as strong as the former. Still, the grandiose nature of the songs here is a one of a kind style for the current metal scene and this band is really performing in their niche quite well. The last song 'White Goddess Unveiled (Crown Of The Sephiroth)' is a highlight, but there are many memorable tracks on the album.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable romp that fans of Epic Metal that could contain both the Power and Traditional Metal genres amongst others should find a lot to like here. Atlantean Kodex have crafted a solid album with "The White Goddess" that fans of both older and newer Heavy Metal should appreciate.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.6 out of 10