Christian Mistress / Agony & Opium
Album: Agony & Opium   Collection:General
Artist:Christian Mistress   Added:Sep 2010
Label:20 Buck Spin  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-09-19 Pull Date: 2010-11-21 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 24 Oct 3 Sep 26
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 24, 2010: n4rc071c5
Black Vigil
4. Oct 21, 2010: Stoner Wall
Poison Path
2. Nov 11, 2010: Bukkake the Gathering
Omega Stone
5. Sep 29, 2010: public noize racket
Home In The Sun
3. Nov 03, 2010: orangeasm
Riding On The Edges, Poison Path
6. Sep 25, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton: Thee Final Command!
Riding On The Edges

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2010-09-26
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.

Track Listing
1. Riding On The Edges   4. Poison Path
2. Desert Rose   5. Black Vigil
3. Home In The Sun   6. Omega Stone