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Priestess is a Canadian band, and as usual, whatever comes from Canada in music is very good!
Hello Master is the debut album and has 12 compositions, mainly lasting under 3.30 minutes. Actually only one song goes beyond this time limit, where Priestess must prove their talent. And luckily for themselves and us, they manage it pretty well!
The hand on the front cover (which is painted by Arik Roper, best known to the doom-stoner circles), grasps us from our long hair, and throws us inside the orange-red sky, where we fly against storms of riffs, thunderous solos and great hard rock vocals.
Uptempo music, with attitude, perfect for cold beers, fast cars and good times.
Most of the songs are Hard Rock, but one can find Stoner elements, and in this way everyone can find their moments.
Priestess showing their mood from the very first song, called "Iam the night colour me black". The first thing you want to do is to bang your head, until the stoner - catchy riff shows up and the journey begins. Accelerating 0-100 in few seconds. After the first round, "lay down" is following and brings to mind "Wolfmother's" style (and this is good). "Run home" follows and a bass line leads the way until the arena-refrain makes us sing. "Two kids" with more heavy riffs and a beautiful solo. "Talk to her" warns us to be careful before we lose someone we love. "Time will cut you down" is the slowest and longest song of the album giving you the chance to bring another round of beers from the refrigerator... Back to action with "Everything that you are"... Pure Rock n' Roll Baby!!! "The Shakes", makes me wanna dance!!! Next one is "Perfomance" where the lyrics reports the bands everyday life on the road! "Living like a dog" and "No real pain", keep the speed high, and for last "Blood" which brings to mind Queens of the stone age!!!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 I Am the Night, Colour Me Black
2 Lay Down
3 Run Home
4 Two Kids
5 Talk to Her
6 Time Will Cut You Down
7 Everything That You Are
10 Living Like a Dog
11 No Real Pain