Mind Over Four – The Goddess – Cassette
The Goddess is the debut studio album by the American alternative metal band Mind Over Four. It was released in 1989 and showcases the band’s unique blend of heavy metal, alternative rock, and progressive elements.
The Los Angeles, CA-based alt-metal outfit Mind Over 4 originally formed in the late ’80s, consisting of members Spike Xavier (vocals), Mike Jenson (guitar), Rich Castillo (bass), and Mark Fullerton (drums).
Mind Over Four, hailing from Los Angeles, California, developed a reputation for their experimental approach to metal music. “The Goddess” captures their dynamic and diverse sound, featuring heavy riffs, intricate guitar work, powerful vocals, and complex song structures.
Often compared to such fellow challenging outfits as Faith No More and Prong, the quartet issued a total of five releases 1987’s Out Here, 1989’s self-titled release, 1990’s The Goddess, 1993’s Half Way Down, and 1995’s Empty Hands before splitting up.
The album explores themes of spirituality, human existence, and personal introspection. The lyrics delve into philosophical and introspective territory, adding depth and thought-provoking elements to the band’s music.
“The Goddess” received positive reviews for its innovative approach to metal, combining elements of various genres into a cohesive and compelling musical experience. It showcases the band’s technical proficiency, musical creativity, and unique sound.
Notable tracks from “The Goddess” include the title track “The Goddess,” “Prayer For The Dying,” and “Hell’s Bravest Song.” These songs highlight Mind Over Four’s ability to seamlessly blend heavy and melodic sections, creating an atmospheric and captivating listening experience.
For fans of alternative metal and progressive rock, “The Goddess” offers a distinctive and engaging musical journey. It represents an important release in Mind Over Four’s discography, introducing their innovative sound and paving the way for their subsequent albums.
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1. Prayer For The Dying
2. Goddess, The
3. 12 Days Of Wind
4. Idle Chatter
7. Ice, Water, Steam
8. Autumn’s Here
9. Hell’s Bravest Song