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Priestess - Prior To The Fire

‘Prior To The Fire’ will set the Canadians aside from their peers...

Posted Monday, 8 March 2010 in

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Priestess - Prior To The Fire

Rating: 9

Montreal’s mighty Priestess have certainly come into their own since ‘06’s ‘Hello Master’ as this searing little second effort proves. Packed with neat little grooves topped with Mikey Heppner’s distinct vocal tones (which admittedly take a while to get used to before you realise they’re perfect for the elevated riffery and complicated fretwork), aside from the odd Baroness reference on tracks such as ‘The Gem’, ‘Prior To The Fire’ will set the Canadians aside from their peers. The rockin’ ‘Lunar’ is bathed in vintage Thin Lizzy twin lead work while ‘We Ride Tonight’ is a blazing statement of intent. Hot, hot, hot!

Ronnie Kerswell

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