Inkubus Sukkubus were extremely exciting in their early days, especially as a live act. This album captures them at their best, before they began to develop an overly-formulaic style, with sequenced drums spoiling the lovely, powerful, guitar-led folky vibe of before. On this album, the drums are live and there are some magnificent Inky moments. There's no denying it, Candia has one of the best voices ever heard in the goth/folk/pagan scene and is a strong and charismatic frontwoman. Highlights on this album include the Christian-bashing Church of Madness, Conquistadors and Burning Times as well as the gentler moments, such as Gypsy Lament. Every track has a dose of that Inkubus magic, but what a shame they chose to stick to the same guitar solo throughout - and on albums beyond. They could use some different chord changes too. If only they could find it in themselves to be a bit more adventurous instead of playing safe...... who knows! Candia's voice is too beautiful to go to waste.