|Christian Mistress / Agony & Opium|
|Add Date:||2010-09-19|| ||Pull Date:||2010-11-21|| ||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||14 Nov||7 Nov||24 Oct||3 Oct||26 Sep|
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
Rippin’ traditional Heavy Metal from the not-so-Metal town of Olympia, WA (where they roll up the sidewalk at 10pm on Saturday, despite their “rrrradical reputation”). Soaring female vocals in the great tradition of Acid (Belgium) & even a good amount of Mia Zapata from the Gits. Such an expressive and an extremely well executed vocals (little emphasis here & there - making it sound so TIMELESS!) not to discount the phenomenal backing band – TONS of great riffs, solos, bass thud & solid drumming. In short HUGELY RECOMMENDED! |
(((((((1))))))) KILLER NWOBHM-riffing & wailin’ twin leads (invoking stuff from Tank to Savage to modern stuff like Slough Feg) with totally commanding vocals.
((((((2)))))) Tons of bass & drums, simple, catchy riffs, pick slides. Mid-paced & sorta anthemic.
(((((((3)))))))) Speedy riffin’ works PERFECT with the bass & vocals. Changes up a lot in the 2nd half and goes more to a mid-pace and back again.
(((((((((((4)))))))))) Total nitro burnin’ real Heavy Metal speed! AWESOME in EVERY WAY! “Are we to go to the place of no return?” Only if you don’t pay attention to this song!
((((((((((5))))))))) More wild NWOBHM riffing (strangely reminiscent of Raven) with some nice breaks/changes and fantastic vocals. Great drum sound, too. Bonus for the Slough Feg/Thin Lizzy-ish twin harmonies.
(((((((((6))))))))) Fuckin’ ace ballad. Yeah the REAL kinda ballad, all heart & honesty and ZERO VH-1/late night TV ad bullshit. Gets super-rockin’ in the 2nd ½.