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ghost_of_starman Possession expertly combines hard and fast rockin' metal riffs with slow, thoughtful passages. The dark, occult themes come across strongly in the vocals as well as the instrumentals, such as in the title trick. Listening to this album makes me actively conscious of how good it is every time. Favorite track: Possession.
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Sascha Hoppe Great band, organic sound, pretty unique style from a hungry band. I'd like the vocal melodies to be a bit more catchy though, like in "Possession". The voice is what makes this band stand out. If you like "Castle" check out this record. Favorite track: Pentagram and Crucifix.
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Patrick Groß Guitar riffs that are old school but not dusty. Combine that with a great singing voice. Occult classic Heavy Metal for a new age. Favorite track: Haunted Hunted.
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FDJ Fantastic album, a kind of hybrid of classic rock and nwobhm. Soaring vocals from Cristine Davis make this band stand out from others in this genre,.She is a powerhouse of a vocalist and backed by a band who are no slouches either! This is a superb album and i look foreward to hearing more from them in the future. Favorite track: Pentagram and Crucifix.
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Daisy Deely Hard driving guitars and smoky n'
bright vocals lull n' rock me Favorite track: Over & Over.
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big_red01027 The best metal album of 2012. Favorite track: Haunted Hunted.
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1.
Over & Over 02:41
Would you like to drink of this wine Though the stakes are high you are on my mind Move in color under a lost god Sharp distraction but oh it's so divine Lakes of black water Drink and be well C'mon fighter, show no remorse I shine my boots with your blood I spill All is forgotten & you're a lost cause Sharp distraction but oh it's so divine Lakes of black water Drink and be well I wanna go Straight back to those arms Over & over Get the feeling it is wrong I tried to stay back Back where I belong Over & over Its no way to get along Draggin' down, losin' ground I don't need your sympathy Over & over It's the place I will be Those words come on strong I am goin' under Wreckless, lies take hold I will never know Over & over Oh you drag me down Over & over Seems that your love is never over
2.
Offering Reeks of death When the demon speaks Feel its breath Ritual of blood Penetrate the womb Poison the holy men Shouldering their cross I'm Leviathan restless daggers Pushing in around his sides Pentagram and crucifix Mandalas put to the test Level the head of the holy man He's got no right to dictate life He's gonna be damned with the souls of man And bury in their strife Writhing pain Find the vein and attack Sever the source of life Won't wait to save you A cry in vain Strikes right through him He can't begin to find the way Pentagram and crucifix They begin to look the same Level the head of the holy man He's got no right to dictate life He's gonna be damned with the souls of man And bury in their strife
3.
Conviction 04:01
Am I a raging tyrant A Lusitania beast Do I have to tell you We have taken this too far Oh we are living so strong But we are in the arms Of yesterday and I want to be free I'm on my way Anger that pounds the streets A fist on burning flesh There is no sanctuary Just mutation of the law We are living so strong But we are in the arms Of yesterday and I want to be free I'm on my way So many things that I want to say my friend Days are adding up Time takes its toll All your words like chains Down to my soul We are damned upon this stone Let us be as one I have not forgotten my resolve I'm on my way What's a voice without conviction A song for yesterday
4.
I asked the mountain Take me away from here Out of this world Where there's nothing left to give I asked the sea Would you bury me In your waves of misery Of right & wrong Waiting all night But there is no sound No sign they hear me cry And the path you once walked through my mind Can lead to you anytime But there is no sound No sign you are alive All day is shadows A valley of death between us I want to find the way beyond Before we return to dust All we are forever lost I want to walk into your sun Until I am blind All day is shadows A valley of death between us I want to find the way beyond
5.
Possession 04:22
Forces of unknown time and rage, Knowledge that increases rage Dark nights all filled with sleepless souls My force of legends long ago told Wizards, madmen you learned me all, All that I know will make you fall Misty light, shine of the crystal ball My force once bitten you're all sold Possession of nightmares Make souls shout - out Possession of all fears, scream it out Now, just dream away and you will stay, Stay in my power Don't try to escape, Cause I will rape you with my power
6.
Down below I choose where I want to be But who couldn't use some convincing Born in hell Among the ever burning fears Don't you pass me by I'm not hanging around Never longed to belong I'm movin' on Even though there is nowhere to go Black to gold Some seek, some dissolve Black to gold You have got me feeling so bad Heavy heart Leaves me as the walking dead Dreams I seek are already in my hands Live it up Fan the coals buried within Beware when soon comes the end Black to gold Some seek, some dissolve Black to gold I can't give you my affection If I let this go With my mind exposed Will the words turn black to gold Though we play the part And the chain is strong Doubts echo all around
7.
Don't believe in heaven Don't believe in hell There isn't anything Beyond the physical Eternity is a long time Would you want to know yourself that well Eternity is a fine time But it's all in your mind A light shines beyond the door I've got plans for the long run I got stories to tell I've got schemes & there's no knowing What the future will hold Eternity is a long time Would you want to know yourself that well Eternity is a fine time But it's all in your mind A light shines beyond the door Nobody wants to wait around Feel like they're sinking And there's no way out I had a vision deep in my head We were laughing As we met our death You hold the fire An eternal fire I want to live not be broken If I can't have that Let there be nothing Lightning strikes from My hands, my eyes Illuminating the unseen glories How I live there is no tomorrow How I live there is only today You hold the fire That eternal fire I see truth in the madness I will chase it to my last breath I'll be no slave to mecca Death will show How I live there is no tomorrow How I live there is only today
8.
If there's a time & place He will be gone when it comes along He just needs to find somewhere to hide Haunted, hunted Feels the fire burning hotter In the grave will he ever Wait for the sky to turn around Until the moon comes out Will he ever And in his garden at night Where the black flowers bloom Under the light Of the flames reaching higher Will he find somewhere to hide A focused mind to get lost in a time Where ancient reveries rise I am death you are the vulture Sinew, flesh and bone my altar We are circling the tower The pinnacle of sorrow I know there' s wisdom inside But as I seek it I sever the line To the pure heart I adored Need to find somewhere to hide A focused mind to get lost in a time Where ancient reveries rise I can feel it all around me Sleight of hand surrounding Sacrifice of your life To reach the depths To live or die drugged lover What does it matter in the long run The world goes on, it's oh so wrong Until the depths Haunted, hunted - I've had a taste haunted, hunted - But now it's too late I've been hunted - The omens of fate Haunted, hunted - Chasm awaits
9.
All Abandon 05:59
A refuge Leaves you wanting Torrents overflowing Come with us There is excess and lust and it's Just enough to fire the brimstone Oh I wanna make a scene Divination strong in my veins Radiating so with all abandon Had the chance to let it go But we've known for so long There's no hope against this river Lost the key Buried the blood Now we let it go With all abandon Why deny your desire Ringing out a sounding bell One day we will be unveiled You give in, time is now To slay the saint, build your hell One day we will be unveiled

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Olympia, Washington’s heavy metal voyagers CHRISTIAN MISTRESS delivers unto us their long-awaited Relapse debut 'Possession'. The follow-up to 2010’s critically-acclaimed 'Agony & Opium', 'Possession' mines deep from the same vein and sees the band standing on the shoulders of metal luminaries of the past. The quintet, lead by powerhouse vocalist Christine Davis and the twin-axe attack of Ryan McClain and Oscar Sparbel, distill traditional heavy metal into the sound of now.

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released February 28, 2012

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Christian Mistress Olympia, Washington

Pure Heavy Metal firepower, formed in Olympia, WA in 2009. CHRISTIAN MISTRESS plays heavy metal that pays sonic homage to the forefathers of the genre but which never sounds out of place in the present.

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