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Mammal’s Best of 2015 – Part 8/10



Parrots dance to music they like. Few types of birds do. Parrots, however, move to music in ways they never move to anything else. They ignore slow beats, so there are few if any funeral doom parrots. If you want a dancing parrot, play speed metal. That gets them moshing, bobbing their heads up and down while they shuffle from side to side like goofed-out metalheads.

I mention this because I don’t have a parrot. If I get one I’ll call her Thrasher. If I can find a male to mate with her, she’ll hatch out metal chicks.

There are no parrot songs in my selections for today.


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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.

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Full album stream: Evilence – Essence of Life

If you’re looking for something to get your pulse pounding while it bathes you with sweet melodies, great grooves and a fine combination of dark and clean vocals, this death thrash from Poland should do the job jolly well. It certainly puts a big smile on my face. Tiny Tiny Cakey Kitten, the cat who is world famous throughout my office, is either moshing or trying to head-butt the mouse again. I think he’s moshing.

Evilence, from Poland, have been together since 2008, although there have been some untimely personnel changes on their way to recording their first full-length album. On the basis of what they’ve finally achieved, however, I’ll certainly be eagerly waiting for more from them.