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Possession

by Christian Mistress

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Duke LaRue I love the riffs, tone and sound of the guitar work here, they compliment the singer very well and make me want to come back and visit this again and again. acquired in Relapse Records grab bag Favorite track: The Way Beyond.
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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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big_red01027 The best metal album of 2012. Favorite track: Haunted Hunted.
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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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Track Name: Over & Over
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
Track Name: Pentagram and Crucifix
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
Track Name: Conviction
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
Track Name: The Way Beyond
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
Track Name: Possession
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
Track Name: Black to Gold
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
Track Name: There is Nowhere
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
Track Name: Haunted Hunted
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
Track Name: All Abandon
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