…that the majority of my music collection is something that is loosely called “female fronted metal” – although how much “metal” there is in that music, now that’s the question. But who cares as long as it’s good, right?
I was listening to one of these 100% free and legit promo compilations and found a band with a singer of the type I call “interesting” (who does stand out from the average crowd) – an outfit from Slovenia called As Winter Falls.
There was that Dutch melodeath/thrash band Why She Kills with two female singers who also had a free EP on their website, but that was almost ten years ago; the site is down now, and Wayback Machine carries no downloads.
You can listen to their work on their myspace page, though – but bear in mind they changed their singers between the EPs. The styles are similar, but I personally prefer the “clean” singer off first one, Of Hope and Suffocation (pity the first track off it isn’t up, and I can’t find it on youtube either). Metal-archives doesn’t offer many hints as to what happened to her later, but the growler is still active – this is her newest band that is about to release an album. The tracks on their soundcloud aren’t bad, but I generally get somewhat bored when there is no “clean” vocals in songs.
The best, of course, is a singer who handles everything seamlessly… someone like Helen Vogt who re-interprets her own “clean” studio track in a blisteringly amazing way live here (and no, Flowing Tears have no free promo material, sadly; they’re a bit old for that and, well, even more sadly effectively disbanded). And she has some of the most spectacular low notes in “female fronted metal”.