Origin: Olympia, Washington, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Page online: December 31, 2016
Last update/review: December 31, 2016

Christian Mistress

Washington's own Christian Mistress burst onto the scene in 2010 with Agony & Opium, six tracks of crackling, strongly NWOBHM-influenced traditional metal, sounding both fresh and retro at the same time. Thanks to some underground buzz (apparently Fenriz of Darkthrone had a hand in this) Relapse Records signed the band (an interesting choice for a label more into extreme metal) and two more albums have since been released. The 70s/80s influences are all over the place, with plenty of harmonized leads and nice riffing, and the unique vocals of Christine Davis are the icing on the cake -- she's neither angelic nor gutteral, but her clear vocals complement the music perfectly. Nothing really fancy here, but the band scores major points for simply doing classic metal right.

Current Members

Christine Davis


Oscar Sparbel


Tim Diedrich


Jonny Wulf


Reuben Storey


Former Members/Guests

Ryan McClain



Agony & Opium  
2010 20 Buck Spin
  1. Riding on the Edges
  2. Desert Rose
  3. Home in the Sun
  4. Poison Path
  5. Black Vigil
  6. Omega Stone
  • Christine Davis
  • Oscar Sparbel
  • Ryan McClain
  • Jonny Wulf
  • Reuben Storey

2012 Relapse
  1. Over & Over
  2. Pentagram and Crucifix
  3. Conviction
  4. The Way Beyond
  5. Possession (Faith cover)
  6. Black to Gold
  7. There Is Nowhere
  8. Haunted Hunted
  9. All Abandon
  • Christine Davis
  • Oscar Sparbel
  • Ryan McClain
  • Jonny Wulf
  • Reuben Storey

To Your Death  
2015 Relapse
  1. Neon
  2. Stronger than Blood
  3. Eclipse
  4. Walkin' Around
  5. Open Road
  6. Ultimate Freedom
  7. Lone Wild
  8. III
  • Christine Davis
  • Oscar Sparbel
  • Tim Diedrich
  • Jonny Wulf
  • Reuben Storey

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