For many moons men were the dominant gene fronting some of the most brutal and sometimes most haunting metal bands. This is still true as men outnumber women as front-men (front-people, singers, vocalists). Women, now more than ever, are taking the lead role and doing a damn good job maintaining the feel of a metal band, but with (usually) heart-piercing vocals. The other end of that spectrum are bands like Arch Enemy and Kittie whose female vocalists kick you where the pain shoots to your stomach and paralyzes you for a while (men know what I am talking about).
It’s time these women get their own theme of the week at A Metal State of Mind. Let it be known that women and metal unite and kick ass. Here are just a few of the many bands out there with women leading from the front. If you know of any others that kick-ass and take names, let us know.
If you like Nightwish and Within Temptation then it could be safe to assume you would like Delain. They are in the same ballpark with their clear and crisp female singers and rhythmic European melodies. Delain hails from the Netherlands and are making a name for themselves in the metal scene around Europe. Originally, Delain was intended to be a project until they solidified themselves as a permanent band. Since then they have been touring and playing the major festivals. They have a new single for the song Smalltown Boy which means a new album should be following in the coming months. So why choose Delain for the song of the week? Well, I have been listening to it while going for a run during the hours of darkness. And Charlotte has a sweet voice. So here it is.