I became aware of Goddess Is Human after hearing lead vocalist JoJo Saint on the Ascension Theory release. When I contacted the band, little did I know what a diamond in the rough release I would stumble across. Lead track “No Other Way” is a stunning display of Saint’s vocal prowess co-existing with the maniacal guitar playing of CK Young. Young’s guitar riffs and technique through this entire release are most unique. His playing style, sense of melody and guitar tones is of the guitar virtuoso variety. Rarely do we come across someone with a guitar technique that is so refreshing within the realm of heavy music.
Goddess Is Human has a sound that varies from song to song making it real difficult to pinpoint comparatives in terms of other artists. Contrasting the fury of “No Other Way” is the much more subtle “Dreams Of We” which is a melodic hard rock song that is accentuated with another killer solo. “Buried and Burned” has a certain Heart quality to it with its mellow vibe throughout and Saint’s impassioned vocals. On “Back From This” Goddess Is Human goes for a something along the lines of a heavier Santana song with its Latin flavorings. “Too Late” follows along the lines of a stripped down rocker that sounds it came from the early 80’s ala Scandal. The mellow “Pretty Eyes” is an easily accessible song that would make a great light rock single. “Being Human” develops into a heavy track and closing track “Right Here” once again shows off the vocals of Saint along Young’s guitar flavorings.
Goddess Is Human is a pleasurable journey through the realms of hard rock, melodic rock and light rock. “Being Human” sports a great deal of diversity that this release could please rock music fans across multiple genres.