For many moons men were the dominant gene fronting some of the most brutal and sometimes most haunting metal bands. This is still true as men outnumber women as front-men (front-people, singers, vocalists). Women, now more than ever, are taking the lead role and doing a damn good job maintaining the feel of a metal band, but with (usually) heart-piercing vocals. The other end of that spectrum are bands like Arch Enemy and Kittie whose female vocalists kick you where the pain shoots to your stomach and paralyzes you for a while (men know what I am talking about).
It’s time these women get their own theme of the week at A Metal State of Mind. Let it be known that women and metal unite and kick ass. Here are just a few of the many bands out there with women leading from the front. If you know of any others that kick-ass and take names, let us know.