It’ll come as no surprise to anyone who’s familiar with Swedish vocalist Lord Chritus’ former bands Terra Firma, Count Raven, Saint Vitus and Lord Vicar that Goatess are a stoner/ doom metal band. Goatess takes you all over the place with deep cut grooves, power jams and a true electrifying feeling that you are riding right along with Findus’ bass laden, heavily distorted wall of soundmachine in the slow to mid-tempo range. This CD starts off with a heavy and pounding Kyuss-like riff that makes you want to hear more of what this band has to offer. So, as much as this record sounds like Kyuss, Sleep and Black Sabbath at times, Goatess has got something special in their music and sound that sets them apart. The pace is kept down most of the time, but the music is never boring; the drumming stays interesting, and the guitar work is busy throughout, with appropriate Ozzy-ish vocals on top.
Hope this band gets a big push from their label and a good tour as they deserve it after creating such a remarkable first effort.