GODDESS OF DESIRE are known for their excessive live-shows with a lot of fire, blood, studs and furs and half naked chicks. Malign tongues claim that they only want to mask their mediocrity. Well, I have to admit that before I had thought so, too, their debut didn't give me much, sounded like a bad copy of VENOM.
But already on "Symbol Of Triumph" they proved me wrong, because there we almost exclusively only got great tracks. After moving to Perverted Taste from Metal Blade we now get their best effort so far! And how good it is! "Conquerors Divine" is a parforce-ride and should be sacred to any Eighties-Metal-Freak!
Their mix of old British Metal, Thrash and hefty Rock'n Roll with VENOM/CARNIVORE-like vocals is just it! The technically perfect songs all excel with power without end. They grip you, have a certain "prolo"-feeling and make one or more glasses of wine or beer taste even better! Definitive party-stuff for Metalheads at the beginnings of their 30s, hehehe! The shout-along-factor is very high, because who's always singing along with other bands ala QUEENSRYCHE or AGENT STEEL doesn't get too positive responses from his co-Metalians. No kidding, I lived through it.
I just do not understand the bad to mediocre ratings in many zines. Now we get a record, which uses all the clichés, but at the same time does not sound gay and everyone thinks it's mediocre. You know what? I shit on that, because this CD is brilliant! Songs like "Confusion Of Tongues" or "Rites Of War" kick ass that much and also the superheavy production is great!
OK, true is that we "only" get 11 real songs, but those are all plainly great and blow away 90% of all True Metallers (or those that say they are) with ease! (Online August 1, 2002)