INFOS : email@example.com
Webzine dedicated to the metal band fronted by girls. We also like ambient,darkwave,rock & electronic music.
(@lisahband) Who loves the folk music mixed with pop influenced should check out the second album by the Irish singer-songwriterLisa Hannigan“Passengers”. Previously known for being the partner in crime (both in public and private life) of Blur’s Damien Rice, after seven years “the singer decided to start her own solo career and” in 2008 she’s released “Sea Sew”. “Passengers”, her follow up, although “it is a classic record, there is no very much innovation, it shows how emotional Lisa can be and her elegance in choosing arrangements”. Waiting for the next album we simply recommend this “soulful record for your quieter moments”.
“It’s like if Serj Tankian decided to write an album after having watched a Ben Stiller movie”. Matteo has defined Austria’s KONTRUST second album “Second Hand Wonderland” with this words. No, people I’m not nuts LOL just let me explain or better just let Matteo speaks - our reviewer loved so much this album that in his opinion Kontrust are able to unite “powerful lyrics, sang in almost a Rap/Hip-Hop style (but with some influences from Metal, also), with strong, Metal-like, melodies which are meant for headbanging”. Also he’s not afraid to state that “Second Hand Wonderland” is a “a pure masterpiece of entertainment”. (via Kontrust – Second Hand Wonderland (2012) « Femme Metal Webzine)
Sorry, pals, but if you are searching for some operatic stuff you’re in the wrong place - what WildeStarr lead singer London Wilde propose is “straight for the jugular, full on metal, more akin to the likes of Rob Halford, Ripper Owens or Ronnie James Dio” stuff.. in few words some good damn power/heavy metal. Taking inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe’s works, “A Tell Tale Heart” is an utterly impressive” album that features, on the double duty of guitarist and bassist, former Vicious Rumors member Dave Starr that impresses with “his riffs that are huge and heavy as hell” and the latest addition of the drummer Josh Foster. Enjoy this tale @ (via WildeStarr – “A Tell Tale Heart” (2012) « Femme Metal Webzine)
From a line up change as consequence comes always a change of sound so from gothic metal to symphonic power metal Oklahoma based Angelical Tears, with “The Eleventh Hour” out on BlueFreya, were able to totally evolute/modify their musical coordinates and they do this gracing us with a great album that was rated by Tony 95 out of 100. A TOP NOTCH REVIEW! Some words here : “For some reason after listening to “The Eleventh Hour” I have the feeling that Angelical Tears would be a great live band – the songs just exude that feeling.” Continue to read at (via Angelical Tears – “The Eleventh Hour” (2012) « Femme Metal Webzine)
What I’m publishing here it’s a true gem. Nether myself I never heard of this Russian band called Maleficium Arungquilta, I have had the pleasure to know them through Vard that runs a specific Facebook group dedicated to Russian/CIS female fronted bands. Moving forward about Maleficium Arungquilta we can say that what Vard has reviewed here is the second album called “Касание Сквозь Стекло” (“Kasaniye Skvoz’ Steklo” – “Touch Through the Glass”) that was self released on 2011. MA calls its musical offer Sympho Gothic Darkwave and the particularity of this band that in their ranks we can found 2 female singers : Lisa Karkina (the lead that recently has left the band) and Yana Lindarskaya (the backing). A quote from the review : “The strength of this arungquilta’s musical maleficium centers mainly around two great assets: 1) their ability to create haunting, and very powerful and beautiful melancholic melodies and 2) the quality and ability of the band’s vocalists, particularly the lead vocalist, Lisa Karkina. […] She also sings with an emotion that lies beneath her exquisite vocal control but is still very much there – a calm outer surface that still gives away just enough to reveal, or allows one to sense the turmoil underneath. It is very effective, especially when the vocal melodies she delivers are such as they are. To add to her normal voice, she also possesses a powerful operatic voice that would put most operatic singers in metal to shame, and thanks to the band’s exceptional songwriting skills, they are used wisely.” So, if you love musical experiments, haunting and beautiful melancholic melodies and operatic vocals, what are you expecting for to read this review @ (via Maleficium Arungquilta – “Касание Сквозь Стекло” (“Kasaniye Skvoz’ Steklo” – “Touch Through the Glass”) (2011) « Femme Metal Webzine)
Label : Vàn Records
Review by Luisa Mercier
After the highly praised debut “In Witch Order”, Castle are back after only a year with “Blacklands”. The vocalist Elizabeth was and still is impressive with her gloomy, raspy voice, perfect for this kind of music, but, of course it is the whole band that is really convincing. Without too many pretenses, the band managed to create some of the heavier doom metal out there. There are no embellishments in these riffs, which seem to get more fluid and encompassing as the album goes on; and Elizabeth not only contributes with vocals, but also with her powerful bass. Castle manages to draw a thin line between traditional and doom metal. The lyrics are smart texts about the dark sides of life, forcing the listeners to think about it. Definitely “Blacklands” is one of the best albumns released in contemporary doom metal, one which mixes old classics and more modern myths, so if you are a fan of the genre, please take a listen.
Rating - 70/100
Label : Alfa Matrix
Review by Luisa Mercier
The Belarussian combo Diffuzion is about to release their third album, delivering once again their sexy mix of techno/industrial and pop. The opener “Wintercities” is quite slow, and the vocals by Xev create a sensual soundscape you cannot miss. Definetely darkwave. The following “Dbd” is just pure harder industrial music, maybe a bit repetitive while “Lace of Veins” once again embraces the listener in an erotic, soft dark mood. “C.S.” and the following “Pure Venom” lead us again in the real of industrial, the first a bit more catchy than the second, which quite mesmerizing. “Vogue” and “Dust2Dust” go on in the same steps of the previous ones; to say the truth I feel a certain lack of hooks and variety even though the quality of “Wintercities” is quite high. Overall it a record which is balanced between darkwave and industrial and there are songs like “What Will You Do for Love?” that are a nice mix between the two genres. The songs are mostly mid-tempo ones with some slower and others a little bit faster (“Playing God” and “AC-27” which are maybe the catchiest ones on the album). The album is closed by two remixes of “C.S.”, the one by the label mates Acylum is quite interesting and highlights the creepy industrial nature of the original track.
Rating - 70/100
Label : Wannasee Records
Review by Tony Cannella
My only knowledge of the German singer Claudia Uhle – otherwise known as Angelzoom – has been through various compilation albums. Her new album “Nothing Is Infinite” is out now and this is my first chance to sample an entire album from this talented singer. Musically, Angelzoom offers a wide scope of ambient, electro and gothic influences. “Nothing s Infinite” features 14-songs and 50-minutes worth of cohesive, innovative and atmospheric music. Some of the strongest tracks are: “The Things You Said”, “Runaway”, “My Innermost” and “Fragile”. The vocals of Claudia Uhle are on full display throughout the album and it helps to create an enjoyable listening experience. The music on “Nothing Is Infinite” is pretty laid back and at times relaxing to listen to. Angelzoom is a different kind of animal than what your average metal head might listen to but still it is cool to put on for a change of pace, besides you can’t bang your head all the time. Can you?
Rating - 75/100