Sonic Cathedral’s female-fronted roundup for April – Part 1/2

SC logoI’ve heard it said that Sonic Cathedral agreed to let Metal State publish a digest of their reviews because I train the Sonic Cathedral unicorns. This is untrue. Their unicorns are untrainable. It is very dangerous to stand in front of them when they are moshing. It’s also dangerous to stand in front of their unicorns.

Sonic Cathedral reviewed nine female-fronted albums during April. We’re doing a two-part digest of those reviews, including the album details and a very short summary of each review. Here are the first five. Part 2 will cover the next four.

 

Temperance – Limitless

TemperanceLabel: Scarlet Records

Genre: Melodic Power Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 13

Reviewer: Eastcoaster

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9.5 out of 10

The Italian melodic power metal band Temperance continue their experimenting into additional metal styles with the release of “Limitless”, their second full-length album in as many years. With catchy lyrics, solid drumming, solid keys, and soaring, clear lyrics, Temperance show that they are a solid addition to the melodic metal scene.

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Temperance on Facebook.

 

Kiske/Somerville – City of Heroes

Kiske-SomervilleLabel: Frontiers Records

Genre: Melodic Power Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 12

Reviewer: Allyson Kennig

Sonic Cathedral rating: 8.5 out of 10

The dynamic duo of Michael Kiske and Amanda Somerville’s “City of Heroes” is definitely a catchy album that Sonic Cathedral reviewer Allyson Kenning believes all kinds of metal fans will get hooked into.

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Kiske/Somerville on Facebook.

 

The Way I Am – Apocalypse? No Way! (EP)

The Way I AmLabel: Klonosphere

Genre: Progressive Rock/Progressive Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 6

Reviewer: Christopher Backeberg

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9 out of 10

The integration of progressive rock with alternative, experimental and progressive metal makes for a deliciously sweet debut EP, says SC reviewer Christopher Backeberg. He’s looking forward to the first full-length album of The Way I Am’s classy, creative, extremely catchy music.

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit The Way I Am on Facebook.

 

Whispering Tales – Mechanism

Whispering TalesLabel: Self-Released

Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 9

Reviewer: Doctor T.

Sonic Cathedral rating: 9.5 out of 10

It’s not often that a band writes a full novel to serve as the basis for a music release, but that’s what Whispering Tales’ new release, “Mechanism”. is about. Of course, there’s better music with the CD, but the story is still every bit as important. So, Doctor T. recommends that you get your full daily requirement of literary excellence along with some solid music.

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Whispering Tales on Facebook.

 

Dark Sarah – Behind the Black Veil

Dark SarahLabel: Inner Wound Recordings

Genre: Symphonic Metal

Language: English

Total tracks: 14

Reviewer: Allyson Kenning

Sonic Cathedral rating: 10 out of 10

Dark Sarah is the new project of Amberian Dawn’s former singer Heidi Parviainen, and it impressed the pants off Sonic Cathedral reviewer Allyson Kenning. Says Allyson, “This album outshines a lot of Heidi’s own work with her former band…  and it even outshines some of the works by other female metal singers who have put out solo stuff.”

Read the full review at Sonic Cathedral.

Visit Dark Sarah on Facebook.

 

 

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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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