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Sonic Cathedral’s female-fronted roundup for May: Part 1


SC logoOur buddies at Sonic Cathedral reviewed 11 albums last month. As always, the albums span a range of genres. What they all have in common is that the bands have female vocalists.

Since Sonic Cathedral selects the best of the best for review, the albums on the list for May range from pretty damn good to most excellent. We’ll do our digest of six of the SC reviews today, and the other five tomorrow.

 

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Sonic Cathedral’s female-fronted roundup for January


SC logoOne of our innovations for 2015 is an alliance with Sonic Cathedral, the website that specialises in reviews of albums by female-fronted bands. Collectively, the Sonic Cathedral team is probably the best team of experts in the world on the types of female-fronted music we at Metal State don’t cover too often, notably symphonic metal and Gothic metal. SC covers a lot more ground than that, however, featuring FF albums in various genres of rock and harder metal as well.

We’ll be presenting a highlights roundup of the Sonic Cathedral reviews every month. Our coverage will include the album details, an intro from SC, and a link to the full (and often extremely comprehensive) review on SC’s website.

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Song of the Week: Die So Fluid – Black Blizzard


The Transatlanic trio of Die So Fluid have released this song on video to promote their forthcoming album, planned for release in the US later this year. Die So Fluid is made up of Grog on vocals and bass, Mr Drew on guitars and Al Fletcher on drums. They operate from cities on two continents, namely, Los Angeles and London.

They’ve been together since 2001 and they’re building up a good, slick discography. If their previous work is an indicator, then the new album will be very easy on the eardrums.

Grog describes their music as “the muscle of metal, the angular cheekbones of post-punk and the bittersweet love of grunge.” To me it all adds up to extremely melodic Gothic-based rock/metal, and a joy to hear.