Sonic Cathedral’s female-fronted roundup for September

SonC logoHey, sorry I’m late with our digest of last month’s album reviews by Sonic Cathedral, the best website and Facebook page devoted to rock and metal bands with female singers. We’re always extremely grateful to SC for sharing their reviews with us because we don’t feature a great number of FF bands.

I’ve been preoccupied with a few things during the last couple of months. First there was a zombie breakout in my part of Zululand and we had to stop the moshing dead with appropriate weapons. Drone metal disintegrated them. Then the Arcturans landed with hostile intent, and we repelled them with space metal. Then I woke up.

Enjoy SC’s September selections. They featured some super albums. I’d go so far as to say “awesome” if I knew what it meant. Check out SC for the full reviews and plenty of other great information about the FF music scene.

 

Leaves' EyesLeaves’ Eyes – King of Kings

Label: ASM Records

Genre: Symphonic metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 11

Reviewer: Max Levites & Justin Boyer

Sonic Cathedral rating: Max 9.0/10; Justin 8.5/10

The album carries a fairly ambitious, lofty title. One might think this title implies either a disappointment or a truly epic release. The two SC reviewers have very different feelings about the album. Overall, though, they seem to agree it may be one of the band’s best albums yet.

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Leaves’ Eyes on Facebook.

 

AngelloreAngellore – La Litanie des Cendres

Label: Shunu Records

Genre: Atmospheric doom metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 5

Reviewer: Doctor T.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9.5 out of 10

Gothic doom is not something you get too regularly from the French. Angellore began as a three-person male band, but a flirtation with a female vocalist changed the sound dramatically and, consequently, changed the nature of the band. Doctor T. says: “Outstanding music, even better lyrics. This approach is beginning to make significant inroads into the genre, and, if this release is any indication, that can only be seen as a good thing.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Angellore on Facebook.

 

Emma-OEmma-O – Mechanical

Label: Self-released

Genre: Death thrash metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 10

Reviewer: Christopher Backeberg

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9.5 out of 10

The debut album from Swiss death thrash band Emma-O makes Sonic Cathedral reviewer Christopher Backeberg want more of them, and instantly elevates Audrey Berset into his temple of metal goddesses.

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Emma-O on Facebook.

 

Once HumanOnce Human – The Life I Remember

Label: EarMUSIC

Genre: Melodic metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 12

Reviewer: Eastcoaster

Sonic Cathedral rating: 8 out of 10

“With all the buzz about Logan Mader returning to the stage, plus young new vocalist Lauren Hart, the band has produced an album full of energy, along with scream and clean vocals. Those who enjoy Scream Metal will definitely want to check out this one for their library.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Once Human on Facebook.

 

Last Red RansomLast Red Ransom – Snubnose

Label: Self-released

Genre: Rock/metal/industrial/glitch rock (the band’s description)

Language: English

Total tracks: 10

Reviewer: Doctor T.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9 out of 10

The music is an Atlanta sound that goes in some new directions on this release, and it’s largely a family affair. Doctor T. says: “The music is tight, the vocals from both vocalists are solid. But here you get something you may not have heard before. The third member of the family contributes. . . before she’s born. You don’t get a beat like that every day.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Last Red Ransom on Facebook.

 

Bad Seed RisingBad Seed Rising – A Place Called Home (EP)

Label: Roadrunner Records

Genre: Alternative rock

Language: English

Total tracks: 6

Reviewer: Eastcoaster

Sonic Cathedral rating: 8.5 out of 10

The youngest band ever signed by Roadrunner Records have released their second EP. Eastcoaster says: “This EP is full of catchy guitar riffs, strong vocals, and good instrumental playing. The band has matured already from their touring experience and this EP displays a lot of that maturity.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Bad Seed Rising 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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