|Goddess Of Desire - Awaken Pagan Gods
18 July 2005
01. Awakening The Gods
02. March To Meet
03. Dead End Street
04. Holy War
05. Bloodstained Sight
06. Awaken Pagan Gods
08. Victory Is Mine
09. Scream For Metal True
11. Nothing's Free
12. Majesty Of Metal
Hey dude... your horse is burning!
When I received this album I had no idea that a band called "Goddess Of Desire" existed. When I opened the package I didn't had the slightest clue of what was the band delivering, I saw 2 inverted crosses in the band logo... could it be Black Metal?, I saw a comic-styled warrior, axe in hand… could it be Power Fantasy Metal? The title of the album is "Awaken Pagan Gods".. could it be Viking Metal?
As you can see, is easy to misread the images in a Cd cover, so I decided to give this a try, and for my surprise, it was a little of all mentioned, Goddess Of Desire make room in their fourth (!) Cd for a little of everything, being the most important guest classic eighties Heavy Metal. Yeah sure, some Thrash, Death and Power should add something extra to the mix. Or that's what they thought.
The band is a mix of all kinds, in this album you will find many, many influences from artists and bands, you can spot some Venom, Motorhead, Manowar, Celtic Frost, Sodom, among others. The result? A easy listening album, with some catchy moments, but no real memorable ones.
There's a fine line between epic and cheesy, and sometimes the band forgets about it and crosses it, this is where they lost me, because I think that the cheesiness is something that died along with Manowar, and sincerely, I don't want it back.
Ok, here's the real deal, 12 songs, ranging from your typical Heavy Metal song "March To Meet" to some variations with rough vocals "Bloodstained Sight". If you get the Cd you'll have a wide array of tunes, from the headbanging one "Holy War" to the classic sing-along song "Awaken Pagan Gods"
So hear me now, if you really like all the stuff above mentioned, get this Cd. If you're tired of all those eighties tributes and flatteries, don't even try to listen this, myself? I'll choose the second option, I mean, the eighties only happened a couple of decades ago, no need to be so melancholic about that!