MISTRESS is a Heavy Metal band from my old home town of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. They play some really good old school Heavy Metal music in the vein of
NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) mixed with 80's American Metal
music. The bands music leans more towards the British Metal in the vein of
& IRON MAIDEN with some touches of early DEF LEPPARD thrown in the
mix. The music has a bit more of a Speed Metal mixed with Traditional Heavy Metal
sound. The guitar work really reminded me of early
JUDAS PRIEST albums with a bit
of gritty
MOTORHEAD inter mixed at times. The female vocals done by Deanna
Gardas really give the band a special sound as well. She is an amazing vocalist with a
good range in vocal styles, all staying in a Metal genre style though. She really reminds
me of a mix between
GIRLSCHOOL, HEART, DORO & Wendy O Williams (when
she gets that gritty attitude type vocal coming out).
MISTRESS is a well rounded Metal
band that will make us older Metal heads long for the days of the '80's Metal scene. I
wish I would have known of
MISTRESS when I lived in Philly, cause I would have
loved to seen them live. This album was released back in 2011, but was recently sent to
me for review. Check out the review for their newest release "HEAVY MENTAL".