album review

Metal fans are a fickle lot, aren't we? We demand material worthy of our fandom, and one day's hero can be the next day's goat. Fortunes change both for better or worse in an instant with one album release, one radio hit, or even something as elementary as a haircut.

I first became aware of Priestess on a scorching hot July night in 2005, when they were opening for Rob Zombie before "Lay Down" had ever been released. They were fresh, loud metal with a lot of promising rock influences. Since then, the band has put rubber to road with a steady stream of tours and marketing to try and gain attention. From high end video game exposure to touring with Clutch and GWAR, Priestess is treading the long road to mainstream recognition.

I am hardly someone who could be called a prognosticator of future trends. That said, I suspect that the legacy of Three Days Grace is going to be very, very fleeting.

When one sits down to listen to any new album from Megadeth, there are a handful of constant truths that simply have to be accepted before one can get anywhere.