Goddess are a band from Norway that plays a progressive form of doom rock and this is a review of t heir 2016 ep "The Withering" which was released by Voidcaller Records.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the ep and it gives the recording a folk music edge and the only song t hat is present is over 18 minutes in length and after awhile the music starts incorporating more progressive elements as well as going into a heavier direction and also i9ntroducing melodic guitar leads onto the recording.
You can hear a lot of retro, psychedelic and stoner elements in the music along with the vocals starting out more melodic while death metal growls are also used and you can also hear some melody in the guitar riffing and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the leads also add in a touch of blues rock and the whole also sticks to a very slow musical direction.
Goddess plays a musical that takes the proto and doom metal genres of t he 70's and adds in more of a psychedelic, progressive and stoner touch along with the heaviness of death metal to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Goddess are a very great sounding progressive doom rock band and if you are looking for something t hat is very original, you should check out this ep. 8 out of 10.