Album Review

Album Review: Christian Mistress – “Agony & Opium” (20 Buck Spin Records)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 8:28 PM (PST)
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Christian Mistress should really be everyone’s favorite new band in a perfect world. Christine Davis’ vocals recall The Gits’ divine Mia Zapata & with just about as much attitude & soul. That’s one of the best compliments I’ve ever paid a band in a revue. This Olympia,WA real thing are a true heavy metal band and have already been endorsed by Ajna Offensive’s Tyler Davis & Darkthrone’s Gylve Nagell, so don’t just take my word on it. Sister Sin (who I like) are kicking ass in a more commercial sort of Motley Crue female fronted hard rock mode but Christian Mistress are another great band with female vocals I’ve recently discovered, a band with a rougher, leaner mojo, a throwback metal sound and an amazing band name. It’s that same kind of raw, primal beat down that attracted me to NYC’s She Wolves who I was lucky enough to eventually sing back up vocals for. AGONY…is just 6 songs that’ll make you pant for more by the end. Motorhead grit meets early Judas Priest worthy dueling guitars and sexy, bluesy darkness. The confidence and true to form songwriting on tunes like “Omega Stone” and “Desert Rose” defy empty showboating and make this an A+ release. A band that can hold back tastefully to make the songs a little better but still have sick chops gets my respect. Make no mistake, they really rip as well. This, Ufomammut, Sabbath Assembly and the latest from Danzig have me feeling spoiled this year! If Christian Mistress covered the song “Never Say Die” by Black Sabbath I would cream my pants & cry tears of un-Virgin Mary blood.
-Morgan Y. Evans-


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  1. geoffydee
    Geoffy-Dee11/22/2010 10:36 PM | Permalink

    Such a solid album! I am really enjoying it. Thanks for the recommendation. It’s nice that is right beside Christian death as well…. I see a playlist in the future!

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