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Possession

Christian Mistress

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Album Review

Christian Mistress' second formal release — and first full album, if one counts Agony & Opium as an EP — finds the Olympia quintet in even stronger form than before, the group's eager embrace of early-'80s metal energy and singing coming together with a bang once again. Starting with the rollicking kick of "Over and Over," Christine Davis again proves to be the unmistakable core of the whole thing, her passionately throaty voice proving to be one of the best from that neck of the Pacific Northwest yet, a worthy descendant of Heart's Wilson sisters at their powerful best, mixed with just that much more kick to stand up to the chugging sprawl and slam of the group. Perfectly titled songs, like "Haunted Hunted" and "Pentagram and Crucifix," capture the kind of surging and stately crunch that the band make to a T, the precision in the solos matched with a brawling punch in riffs and rhythms. Said sprawl can look even further back when needed — the opening to the title track, in combination with Davis' wordless vocals, could almost be emerging from the same primordial location that Black Sabbath first unearthed — while "There Is Nowhere" has the strongest sense of a moody sensibility more Fairport Convention than Led Zeppelin. When the band goes fully acoustic, as on the opening to "The Way Beyond," the effect isn't power ballad-commerciality but blues-tinged elegance, just the right thing to lighten the album up before bringing the big riffs back in. If the sheer timelessness of the album's sound makes it seem like just a revisit to something long passed, the mere fact that the sound still works — and works damn well — is further proof that so long as someone can bring just that much more of an individual spin to a sound, there's all the more reason to enjoy seeing it thrive, and Christian Mistress will never need to apologize for thriving.

Customer Reviews

An Instant Classic!

I am thoroughly convinced that the members of Christian Mistress sold their souls to the devil to make this record. There is no other way to explain the skill set that is displayed on this album. Mere mortals could not possibly have the ability to infuse all the essential elements from the last 40 years of rock-n-roll into something this fresh and original while at the same time remaining nostalgic. You might be able to convince me that seasoned veterans could come up with something like this on their own, but this is CM's first full length album. So, unless they were locked in a basement at the age of 2 and forced to listen to Cream, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Pentagram, St. Vitus, Angel Witch and all the other classics 24 hours a day; they shouldn't be this darn good. As a rational person, that leaves only one logical conclusion; Divine Intervention. In which case I would like to thank Satan for taking these poor musicians souls and blessing us with the best album of 2012.

IRONMAIDEN/BLACK SABBATH!

BEST NEW METAL ALBUM YOU'll EVER HERE! BUY NOW!

wow

Wow I'm happy that bands are embracing this style of old school metal its like listening to girlschool mixed with diamond head.

Biography

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '10s

Olympia, Washington's Christian Mistress fly in the face of the region's grunge-birthing reputation with a sound representing what was arguably the strongest musical style laid low by the flannel revolution: heavy metal. In fact, since coming together in 2008, band members Ryan McClain (guitar), Oscar Sparbel (guitar), Johnny Wulf (bass), Rueben Storey (drums), and raspy-voiced front-woman Christine Davis (ex-Buried Blood), have set their studded watches back in time, focusing squarely on the raw,...
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