Sonic Cathedral’s female-fronted roundup for February

SC logoAs we did last month and as we intend to do every month, we’re very pleased to share some of the information posted during the month by our friends at Sonic Cathedral, the website that specialises in reviews of albums by female-fronted bands. Sonic Cathedral covers a wide range of female-fronted metal and rock.

Once again we’re presenting the album details, an intro from SC, and a link to the full review on SC’s website.

Sonic Cathedral has a web magazine and music store and a Facebook page. We highly recommend both of those places to female-fronted bands, labels and fans.

 

Coronatus – Cantus Lucidus

CoronatusLabel: Massacre Records

Genre: Symphonic Heavy Metal

Language: English & German

Total tracks: 9

Reviewer: Eastcoaster

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9 out of 10

Eastcoaster concludes that this album is “a must for any Coronatus follower and fan. While staying true to their original trademarks of Gothic/Symphonic Metal, they also show a willingness to explore the fringes of other metal genres. Even though this album is not as heavy on the symphonic side, it still has the symphonic sound provided by the keys.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.
Visit Coronatus on Facebook.

 

Kalidia – Lies’ Device

KalidiaLabel: Self-Released

Genre: Power Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 10

Reviewer: Allyson Kenning

Sonic Cathedral rating: 8 out of 10

Italy continues to pound out top-notch metal bands of the female-fronted variety. Allyson Kenning says Kalidia “has all the elements in place for success” and thinks this power metal outfit is “one to watch out for in the future.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.
Visit Kalidia on Facebook.

 

Kliodna – Set Me Free (EP)

KliodnaLabel: Self-Released

Genre: Melodic Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 4

Reviewer: Doctor T.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9.5 out of 10

Doctor T. writes: “Kliodna comes from a part of the world that doesn’t produce an overwhelming amount of Gothic Femme Metal. But there’s something wild in Minsk, Belarus, and it’s vocalist Helena Wild, who provides one of the finest sounds you’re likely to hear anywhere. This is an intro EP but a fuller release is upcoming. Until then, go wild, Belarussian Gothic will be worth your while.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.
Visit Kliodna on Facebook.

 

Whyzdom – Symphony for a Hopeless God

WhyzdomLabel: Scarlet Records

Genre: Symphonic Heavy Metal

Language: English, French & Latin

Total tracks: 11

Reviewer: Doctor T.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 10 out of 10

Symphonic metal has always been one of the most beautiful forms of metal, and one of the most technically demanding in terms of development. Doctor T. believes Whyzdom “has the approach down and, with the help of one of the finest vocalists in Femme Metal, they’ve produced another masterpiece. This should satisfy anyone with an interest in the genre.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.
Visit Whyzdom on Facebook.

 

Cailyn – Voyager

VoyagerLabel: Land of Oz Music

Genre: Neo-Classical Symphonic Progressive Rock

Language: Instrumental

Total tracks: 14

Reviewer: Christopher Backeberg

Sonic Cathedral rating: 10 out of 10

Christopher Backeberg (known on Metal State as Mammal) immerses himself in Cailyn’s “Voyager”, which he finds to be an eminently worthy tribute to both the modern classical music of Gutav Holst and the astounding achievements of the Voyager space program. He recommends the album as an indispensable addition to the library of any ardent prog rock fan.

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.
Visit Cailyn on Facebook.

 

Pythia – Shadows of a Broken Past

PythiaLabel: Golden Axe

Genre: Gothic/Art Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 10

Reviewer: Doctor T.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9.5 out of 10

“Emily Alice Ovenden of Mediaeval Baebes and her metal brothers in Pythia present their best yet with this crushing metal opus that looks at life, past and present,” writes Doctor T. “Lots of guitars, lots of vocal, lots of sound. A riveting ride through the English countryside with one of England’s best and her metal mates!”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.
Visit Pythia on Facebook.

 

Crimson Blue – The Angelic Performance

Crimson BlueLabel: My Kingdom Music

Genre: Gothic Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 10

Reviewer: Allyson Kenning

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9 out of 10

Moscow natives Crimson Blue rendered reviewer Allyson Kenning a bit speechless – which rarely happens! – with their new album, an integration of Gothic and Art Metal.

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.
Visit Crimson Blue on Facebook.

 

The Agonist – Eye of Providence

The AgonistLabel: Century Media

Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 13

Reviewer: Christopher Backeberg

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9 out of 10

Reviewer Christopher Backeberg doesn’t use words like “awesome” because he thinks they were invented for Mount Everest. If he did, he would say the debut of Vicky Psarakis with The Agonist is awesome. He would add that the band’s expansion into a wider range of metal styles is also awesome. In his opinion, the new album is the highest peak in The Agonist’s work so far.

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.
Visit The Agonist on Facebook.

 

 

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About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

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