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Favorite Female Lead Vocalist for a Metal Band?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by AZPROG, Oct 14, 2013.

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    nobody posted this yet?
     
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    A couple who have not yet been mentioned.

    Johanna DePierre from long-defunct Amaran (Sweden). Their debut album was amazing!



    And Cassie Aguilar from Phoenix-based Frequis. nailz clued me in to their existence a few years ago when he lived there.

     
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    yeah, Amaran was awesome. It's too bad that singer seems to have quit doing music :(
    I like this new power metal band from NY, Flames of Fury. They've been opening for a lot of the touring Euro power metal acts.


     
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    Anneke Van Giersbergen is my favorite.
     
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    The two that instantly came to mind for me are Julie Kiss from the incredible band To-Mera and Nehl Aelin from a really oddball avant-garde metal band from France named Akphaezya. Oddly enough, I haven't seen much love for Nancy Sinatra in this thread.
     
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    Hands-down, Floor Jansen. She can switch between just about any vocal style used in metal, other than growls. IMO, there isn't a female metal vocalist alive today that can touch her as far as versatility AND skill goes. Though Nina from A Sound of Thunder comes damn close.

    For individual styles I'd probably go with Veronica Freeman from Benedictum for the rockin' Dio-style vocals
    Tarja (ex-Nightwish, current solo) for the operatic style
    And Charlotte Wessels from Delain for the pop-style vocals

    I don't have a favorite female growler because I'm not a fan of those kinds of vocals, so I have no basis for what "good" growls might sound like. I'll leave that to those that actually know anything about death growls. :)
     
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    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Joan - You are from Chicago.
    You should know who Znowhite are!!!!

    Ha! But knowing your tastes you would not be a fan.
     
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    Umm, yes....this just happened. I'll just leave this here since no one else seems to be talking about it.


     
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    Floor and Tarja are great. Anneke has a particularly special and beautiful voice. I have not seen her mentioned here yet, but Amanda Somerville is pretty awesome too.
     
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    I agree with all of that, except for the bit where she can't do growls. :) Because she totally does on the new Revamp album, on the title track and others. So yeah, she is the absolute master of versatility within metal.
     
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    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    Floor Jansen. Without a doubt.

    /end thread
     
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    That's awesome! Also those slippers are 100% badass.
     
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    Maria Brink slays me too.
    I’ll throw in Clementine Delauney now with Serenity.
    For phones on, eyes closed rock, Lisa Fury on Karnataka’s “The Gathering Light” project.

    Ok, a couple old-school one-offs:
    Tina Turner duet with Byran Adams on ‘It’s Only Love’.
    Yvonne Zuaro backing vocals on Brian Setzer's ‘The Knife Feels Like Justice’.
     
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    Ooh, almost forgot this gem :

    District 97. I hope people had chance to catch their recent tour as backing band for John Wetton.
     
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    I was always a big fan of Nicole Bogner from Visions of Atlantis, sad that she passed away so young.

     
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