Continuing on from the band?s previous album, 2010's near universally-praised 'The Golden Bough', Atlantean Kodex have built upon their sound to achieve an album like no other released in 2013. Many bands and labels lay claim to the word ?epic? to describe a particular band?s sound but on 'The White Goddess', Atlantean Kodex become synonymous with the term in a way very bands ever manage. Drawing from traditional Heavy Metal, Doom and Norse Metal, 'The White Goddess' achieves the bands strongest songwriting, lyrics, vocal performance and production yet, already nearly without equal on their previous LP. Unequivocally 'The White Goddess' is the best pure Heavy Metal record of 2013.