Prior to last week, I had no idea who the hell Priest was. I won’t lie and pretend that I was a long-time fan of these Swedish synth rockers just to sound cool, because… let’s face it… I’m surely not that cool. But, this album sure is.
Out yesterday, on vinyl and CD, the latest album from Sweden’s Priest combines the recent trend of dark 80s style synth music with a New Wave flavor and a modern EDM sensibility. It’s danceable and fun, while also contemplative and dark. Angsty teens, aging ravers, and hardcore Depeche Mode fans alike will find 36 minutes of great tunes to rock out to.
The first single, “The Cross”, has a killer music video that really serves to set the tone for what to expect. Check it out below:
In short, one of the only albums I want for Christmas is Priest’s New Flesh. If I may quote a modern horror classic as a means for expressing my love for this album, “Long Live the New Flesh!”