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snyde860
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:16 am 
 

Hello, I am new to this site. It is a fabulous website and I am enjoying it a lot. I am a huge fan of metal bands with female fronted vocals. Currently, I am listening to Within Temptation and Dark Princess. Is there a way to search for bands within the website, that are led by female vocals?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:23 am 
 

Check out the Recommendations forum. If you do some sniffing around, I'm sure you can find a thread relevant to your search.

Alternatively, my Last.fm has a large number of female-fronted bands.

EDIT: I'll save you some time. Remove the space before .com.
http://www.metal-archives .com/board/search.php?keywords=female&terms=all&author=&fid[]=11&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sk=t&sd=d&sr=topics&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search
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snyde860
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:26 am 
 

Awesome. Thank you very much for your help, and for answering so quickly. I will take your advice, and check it out.
Happy listening.....

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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:03 am 
 

snyde860 wrote:
Hello, I am new to this site. It is a fabulous website and I am enjoying it a lot. I am a huge fan of metal bands with female fronted vocals. Currently, I am listening to Within Temptation and Dark Princess. Is there a way to search for bands within the website, that are led by female vocals?


The Gathering are my favourite band, I would recommend starting with Mandylion, their first female fronted album. And at the risk of annoying mods for making a list, here's a list of bands you might like given you like WT:
Delain
kingfisher sky
after forever
stream of passion
autumn
agua de annique/anneke van giersbergen
octavia sperati
nightwish
edenbridge
the 3rd and the mortal (first one)
ashes you leave
amberian dawn
amederia
lacuna coil (upto and including karmacode)
lunatica
xandria
visions of atlantis
epica
leaves' eyes
theatre of tragedy (first three)
lullacry

Again, sorry about the list. Got too much university work I should be doing instead to write a description of each one.

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Against Such Things
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:48 pm 
 

I'm going to give a special shoutout to The Agonist. Eluveitie is fronted by a man, but their album Evocation I (and I would presume Evocation II, which is scheduled for release in December) is done exclusively by their backup vocalist, who is female.

"The" female-fronted metal band is Arch Enemy (2000-present). Melodic Death Metal, but save for Wages of Sin, I don't find their efforts with Angela particularly great.
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shouvince
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:04 pm 
 

Wiiiitch Mountain!

I don't want to make a list of female-fronted bands but I do want to focus on this band. They're a really cool doom band headed by the brilliant and mystic Uta Plotkin. I believe, Metantoine would also approve of this.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:28 pm 
 

shouvince wrote:
Wiiiitch Mountain!

I don't want to make a list of female-fronted bands but I do want to focus on this band. They're a really cool doom band headed by the brilliant and mystic Uta Plotkin. I believe, Metantoine would also approve of this.

Ah yes! Of course I would. But, I'm not sure he's looking for this kind of music though. Still, Uta is amaziiiiiiiiing and she's a very sweet person.
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tolerancezero666
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:45 pm 
 

Against Such Things wrote:
I'm going to give a special shoutout to The Agonist. Eluveitie is fronted by a man, but their album Evocation I (and I would presume Evocation II, which is scheduled for release in December) is done exclusively by their backup vocalist, who is female.

"The" female-fronted metal band is Arch Enemy (2000-present). Melodic Death Metal, but save for Wages of Sin, I don't find their efforts with Angela particularly great.


The Agonist is lame.

A good band I enjoy is Theatres des Vampires. Earlier TdV was fronted by a male and there would be some female vocals, but later in their career, the founder quit the band and now it's fronted by Sonya Scarlet.
It used to be some kind of symphonic BM à la CoF but now it's just regular Goth Metal.

Check out Theatres des Vampires - Til the last drop of blood, very good song

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snyde860
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:55 pm 
 

I wish to thank everyone for your responses to my question. I appreciate you taking the time to make lists, and to help me out.
This site is a great place to hang out.

Thanks again everyone

Scott

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snyde860
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:04 pm 
 

Metantoine wrote:
shouvince wrote:
Wiiiitch Mountain!

I don't want to make a list of female-fronted bands but I do want to focus on this band. They're a really cool doom band headed by the brilliant and mystic Uta Plotkin. I believe, Metantoine would also approve of this.

Ah yes! Of course I would. But, I'm not sure he's looking for this kind of music though. Still, Uta is amaziiiiiiiiing and she's a very sweet person.



I will check out Witch Mountain......I like many different styles of Rock/Metal. Just downloaded them on my IPod. Chose the album "South of Salem".
Thanks for the suggestion.

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metroplex
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:34 pm 
 

Dark Moor is all you need.

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Opus
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:35 pm 
 

Swell topic. I'm really into male fronted metal bands right now. Could anyone make a list of that too? That would be great!
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Oxenkiller
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:03 pm 
 

For old thrashers like me, the list of female fronted bands begins and ends with Sacrilege UK. Probably THE best U.K. thrash band prior to the Earache Records era. At least I think so.

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Violent_Possessor
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:57 pm 
 

Oh man female fronted bands. Got to have a fucking gimmick.
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LegendMaker
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:59 pm 
 

Opus wrote:
Swell topic. I'm really into male fronted metal bands right now. Could anyone make a list of that too? That would be great!

Made my day. +1 :D
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Bruce500
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:03 pm 
 

metroplex wrote:
Dark Moor is all you need.

They're female fronted now? Last I knew they had a guy on vocals.

You should check out Epica though. They're pretty well known, but pretty amazing. They're the band that got me into progressive metal, power metal, and they started me on the path to extreme metal!

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Scourge441
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:11 pm 
 

Ludicra and Christian Mistress are better than every band mentioned so far in this thread. Except maybe Witch Mountain, who I haven't checked out, but I'll take my chances there.

I agree with the Sacrilege rec, Behind the Realms of Madness is solid. Jex Thoth deserve a mention too.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:41 pm 
 

Violent_Possessor wrote:
Oh man female fronted bands. Got to have a fucking gimmick.

Yeah, all female fronted metal bands use their singers as gimmicks :roll:
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Shadoeking
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:48 pm 
 

This thread calls for Holy Moses.
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LegendMaker
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:02 pm 
 

Hey, thanks for the recs, Scourge441; never heard of either bands you mentioned, but from the few samples I've checked out after reading your post, both seem interesting, especially Christian Mistress (although their singer isn't too impressive, I must say).

If we're really mentioning recommendable female-fronted metal bands, then let's not forget about either Sentinel Beast (short-lived, awesome mid-80s speed metal band with one pissed-off woman at the helm) or Malteze (short-lived, amazing late 80s hard/heavy/power band fronted by one insanely classy and powerful lady). While not nearly as remarkable as the other two, I'd aslo cite White Skull, because they're a nice, solid EuroPM band without pretension or floweriness, fronted by Chris Boltendahl's femal counterpart, essentially (hear them duel it out if you're not convinced). Also, early Astarte (bleak, raw late 90s black metal with a sense of grandeur and hypnotic melodies, oh and happened to be an all-female band at the time, though you'd never really guess by listening to them).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:05 pm 
 

Holy Moses is pretty boring beyond Finished with the Dogs (and then again, that album is just solid).
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LordTool
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:29 am 
 

I made a list of Occult Rock bands (ie doom/retrometal/70s rock with satanic/occult/magic themes), of which a huge number are female fronted.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Metal/comments/ ... ghost_jex/

Here's a quick sample

* [Witch Mountain](http://witchmountain.bandcamp.com/releases) - Clean trad Doom with melodic soaring female vocals.

* [Jex Thoth](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCQTpUinZIU) - Psychedelic hippy rock and doom with the lovely smokey voice of Jex.

* [Sabbath Assembly](http://sabbathassembly.bandcamp.com/) (Vocals by Jex in the first, but not in the upcoming album - A bunch of christian cultish hymns transformed into hypnotic psychedelic gospel rock.

* [Blood Ceremony](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hFaH7Ey0oQ) - Female doomy flute-tinged witch rock.

* [The Devil's Blood](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHGlKJj0XEo) - Female occult rock.

* [Jess and the Ancient Ones](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofI2heJhcOc) - Female occult/psychedelic/prog rock with 70s influences and organs, and plenty of classic metal energy. My favourite album of 2012.

* [Cauchemar](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf6thTTdcgE) - Female. Retro doom. French canadian.

* [Rituals of the Oak](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na62KRSSjEk) - Slow female trad doom. Not very occult rock, except for this song which is the most mellow and psychedelic that they’ve done.

* [Wooden Stake](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMW7hZDsOUg) - Female lo-fi horror doom with a few tasty growls.

(Sorry, I'm not going to re-hyperlink all the text)

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:34 am 
 

Believe it or not I once thought Bo Summer of Panzerchrist was a woman. I think it had to do with me misinterpreting the band pic at the time (crica 2005)

Anywho, Liv Kristine's solo project, despite being borderline goth rock, is actually really catchy and pretty good, at least Libertine is.
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ANCIENT BARDS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OvxsC4xUJ8) - like old-school Rhapsody.

LEAVES' EYES (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r7Bb8fwJVI) - mellower stuff.

CHRISTIAN MISTRESS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDz_kDzDgF8) - Sabbathy-sounding.

HUNTRESS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hueW2YO1570) - a little heavier.

DECADENCE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_BfLIkM4zQ) - a lot heavier.

FORGOTTEN TALES (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqZiFzpGnqo) - power metal.

CRYSTAL VIPER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfKPu8aBct0) - traditional heavy metal-ish.

CASTLE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptJhEbziY60) - doomy stuff.

SEVEN KINGDOMS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zxASerVano) - speedy power metal.
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Frank Booth
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:16 am 
 

Abnormality immediately came to mind (they're semi-local heroes), though you'll hate them if you don't like death metal.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:15 am 
 

Oxenkiller wrote:
For old thrashers like me, the list of female fronted bands begins and ends with Sacrilege UK. Probably THE best U.K. thrash band prior to the Earache Records era. At least I think so.


Ahmmm, ahmmm, because Sabbat (UK) had never existed...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:07 am 
 

Chastain, To me Leather is the best female metal vocalist ever.

Also check out Black Knight and Messiah Force

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rawsewage wrote:
Chastain, To me Leather is the best female metal vocalist ever.

Also check out Black Knight and Messiah Force


Very happy to see someone else likes Chastain! IMO, Leather's vocals have more guts than a majority of traditional male vocalists.

Never heard of your other two recommendations but I'll check 'em out just on the strength of your first one :D

Also, I second that person who strongly recommended The Gathering's Mandylion. That album is a masterpiece, IMO.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:30 am 
 

I've thought about this too, but there isn't a special tag for this in the archives, although it would be cool if there was.

However, now there are really tons of bands.

You could try youtube, there are a lot of bands, and there's also some videos on 1980s bands too.

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Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:49 am 
 

Heart is pretty good their rock though not metal but still good.

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You probably already know about them, but Sinergy post anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS7VP4EBAB8

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Marlon955
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Arch Enemy.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:37 pm 
 

I know Thunderstick of Samson had a solo band with a female singer. I haven't listened to them at all but it's an intriguing enough idea.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:08 pm 
 

HenryKrinkle31 wrote:
ANCIENT BARDS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OvxsC4xUJ8) - like old-school Rhapsody.


I echo this. Really good band.
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Von Jugel
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:38 pm 
 

My favorite female-fronted bands would be Acid and Znowhite probably. The first Girlschool LP too.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:39 pm 
 

Old Theatre of Tragedy. Not necessarily fronted with a female, but she's pretty prevalent. I say old only because newer TOT sucks.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:08 pm 
 

I guess I could mention Derketa but I'm not sure they really count. Death growls don't exactly sound feminine. If that's what the OP is looking for.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:10 pm 
 

Check out Contend. Super preachy female fronted Hardcore from my home town, and it rules.
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i would check out the "the slow death" if youre into death/doom
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/The ... 3540262003

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