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Sonic Cathedral’s Top Female-Fronted Albums of 2014


Sonic Cathedral is the top website for news and reviews focused exclusively on female-fronted bands. That’s my honest opinion. Femme metal and associated modern FF genres have become hugely popular this century. No group of writers has better relations with the women of rock and metal than SC. No website publishes as much honest and deserved admiration for  the great female artists, their music and their gigantic crusade against gender prejudice in metal.

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Roundtable Review: Within Temptation – Hydra

downloadLabel:  Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Release Date:  4 Feb 2014

Songs:   18 (bonus version)

Length:  1 Hr, 27 Min (comes with additional video)

Genre:  Symphonic Metal

Studio Albums:  6

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Album Review: Otep – Hydra

VR683_Otep2Do you know what I like about listening to music?  Well, I like the actual music part; plain and simple.  Some artists try to get a bit creative by recording atmospheric elements and sound effects.  All good things in moderation I say.  Sometimes computer inserted elements add to the overall ambiance of the music if not overused, therefore an acceptable practice if you ask me.  Marilyn Manson, though not the first, has toyed with said effects and it seemed to work well for him.  Otep, on the other hand, took atmosphere, poeticism, and sound effects to a whole new level on their new album Hydra…one level that unfortunately omits one very crucial element…the music (for the most part)!

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