Sonic Cathedral is the top website for news and reviews focused exclusively on female-fronted bands. That’s my honest opinion. Femme metal and associated modern FF genres have become hugely popular this century. No group of writers has better relations with the women of rock and metal than SC. No website publishes as much honest and deserved admiration for the great female artists, their music and their gigantic crusade against gender prejudice in metal.
Today’s SOTD is a good one. I recently picked up this album, and I really like it. This band really incorporates a lot of elements into their music, and it makes them a really great band.
Today’s SOTD is “Semblance of Liberty” by Epica, from the album Design Your Universe
I got into these guys by listening to the Divine Conspiracy album, and this one is even better. I like the mix of clean female vocals and growls. This album has a lot more guitar-driven songs, but there is still a good mix of symphonic elements throughout the album. They have a new album coming out in 2012, and I really think it sucks that I have to wait a year to hear it. Epica are a great power symphonic band, and they are definitely underrated.
Have a listen, and let me know what you think (If you can spare a few minutes).
Up the irons.