Sonic Cathedral’s female-fronted roundup for Q4, 2015 – Part 2

SonC logoSeven more top albums with female vocalists, courtesy of our friends at Sonic Cathedral. Be sure to visit the SC website and Facebook page. If something good is happening in femme rock or metal, SC covers it.

As you all know, seven is a lucky number if there’s a competition and you draw number seven and number seven wins the prize. It’s also lucky if there are seven friends and they receive seven tickets to a metal concert. I keep drawing number 3.14159 these days so I haven’t won anything. No matter, here are seven winners to make me feel much better. Enjoy them! You’ll feel better too.

Butcher Babies – Take It Like a ManButcher Babies – Take It Like a Man

Label: Century Media

Genre: Neo-thrash metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 12

Reviewer: John Thornbugh

Sonic Cathedral rating: 8/10

“Taking a break from his usual diet of melodic metal, John Thornburgh recommends the latest album from LA’s Butcher Babies. It’s all about raw emotion, ferocious screams, powerful vocals, and relentless beats meant to drive a crowd wild.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Butcher Babies on Facebook.

 

Mizantropia - OblivionMizantropia – Oblivion

Label: Metal Scrap Records

Genre: Melodic metal

Language: English & Ukranian

Total tracks: 11

Reviewer: Doctor T.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 10/10

“On Doctor T’s short list for release of the year.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Mizantropia on Facebook.

 

A Sound of Thunder – Tales From the DeadsideA Sound of Thunder – Tales From the Deadside

Label: Mad Neptune Records

Genre: Power metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 10

Reviewer: C.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 10/10

“What do you get when you cross A Sound of Thunder with the Shadowman comics? You get the band’s most ambitious project to date: their 5th album, ‘Tales From the Deadside’! A Sound of Thunder continues to raise the bar with a concept album based on the series of Valiant comic books.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit A Sound of Thunder on Facebook.

 

Skeptical Minds - Omega ThanatosSkeptical Minds – Omega Thanatos

Label: FYB Records

Genre: Electro/industrial metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 11

Reviewer: Frozen angel

Sonic Cathedral rating: 8/10

“[This album] could have easily been a soundtrack for a horror movie! ‘Omega Thanatos’ is Skeptical Minds’ most aggressive album to date. There is a great variety of songs; every song is different from the others and you will not find any filler tracks or any missing pieces.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Skeptical Minds on Facebook.

 

Melphomene –Destructive CrescendoMelphomene –Destructive Crescendo

Label: FYB Records

Genre: Symphonic/Gothic metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 7

Reviewer: C.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 8/10

“Symphonic metal is on the rise in México, and México City’s Melphomene is leading the way! Formed by a trained soprano and a musical academy teacher, Melphomene’s debut EP shows the potential of a band that could very well ‘become some real stand-outs on the scene and become that flagship band for México the way that Nightwish is for Finland or the way Epica is for The Netherlands.’”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Melphomene on Facebook.

 

John Two-Hawks & Johanna Kurkela – NoelJohn Two-Hawks & Johanna Kurkela – Noel

Label: Circle Studios

Genre: Christmas music

Language: English (with some Finnish and Lakota)

Total tracks: 11

Reviewer: C.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9/10

“If you are a Nightwish fan, then the names John Two-Hawks and Johanna Kurkela are familiar to you, and if you are like me, you probably became aware of both of these artists through that connection… I was very excited to hear this collaboration between the two of them. For me, it was win-win: I love Johanna’s voice and I have enjoyed John Two-Hawks’ music for a long time, and I love Christmas music.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit John Two-Hawks & Johanna Kurkela on Facebook.

 

The Rue – The RueThe Rue – The Rue

Label: Pied Viper Music

Genre: Acoustic rock

Language: English

Total tracks: 6

Reviewer: C.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9/10

“What happens when you team up a former progressive metal guitarist with his daughter for an acoustic rock project? You get The Rue, a project starring former Queensrÿche guitarist Chris DeGarmo and his 22-year-old daughter, Rylie! Their 6-song debut EP is ‘an interesting combination not only of father and daughter, but obviously of youth and experience’; they make a great team and while this does not exactly classify as metal, Rylie is a promising young star on the rise and fans of her father’s work may also find something in it to enjoy as well.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit The Rue 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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