Mysterious Priestess Article

01.08.2013 Mysterious Priestess

Wacken Open Air XXIV

Wacken (Germany)

(Pentax K-5 with Sigma AF 70-200mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)

Now it was getting exotic because with Mysterious Priestess the Japanese Metal Battle winner entered the stage. Whereas first I was thinking that I was in the wrong movie: four lads, on wearing a pyjama the others with shirt and hornrimms and the girl nearly disappearing behind here synthesizer were looking quite strange. You could be of the opinion that a school band was making its day out.
But then the nearly be called tiny singer started with such an increadible power that you could only stand there with your mouth wide open. The style is not easy to categorize. Their CD "Agency Of Fate" is combining progressive metal with jazz and fusion elements. Also nordic death metal influences you can hear. The lyrics are inspired by Japanese mythology.
All in all I think that I was not he only one who was thinking this. Nothing what I need to hear every day but nevertheless one of the best performances from music point of view that I have heard of the Metal Battle competitors so far.


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