Midnight Priest, Midnight Priest (2011)
My review of the debut full-length from Portugal’s Midnight Priest is up now at MetalReview. Perhaps I’m a bit harsh on their raw, Mercyful Fate-ish NWOBHM style, but I found the album tiresome, grating, and almost wholly unoriginal. Plus, despite their drummer’s insistence to the contrary, I remain at least halfway convinced that “Sábado Negro” means black sabbath. I mean, Google Translator says it means ‘black Saturday’, which is completely understandable, but translating ‘sabbath’ from English back to Portuguese yields ‘sábado’, so… Either way, Midnight Priest is out now on Stormspell Records.