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Huntress – Starbound Beast (2013)

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I’ll start by admitting that this is the first time I have ever listened to Huntress, but it’s never too late and it is just its 2nd album. For people who don’t know about this, Huntress is a heavy metal female fronted band (just to broadly explain it, I’ll get in details genre related later) hailing from Southern California. Its first record, named ‘Spell Eater’ was released on April 2012, and the new monster, ‘Starbound Beast’ will hit the shelves in June 28, 2013(Europe) and July 2 (North America).

Enough abstract blabbering, let’s get to the point: after I gave this album a chance I have to admit these guys show a lot of potential and I can totally understand why Napalm got them under their wing...

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Lady Beast – Lady Beast (2013)

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Lady Beast is a band hailing from the US, who just released its first self-titled record on the 1st of June via INFERNÖ Records. The group formed back in 2009 and have previously released a self-titled LP (only for vinyl) record in 2011. After a few line-up changes, the only original remaining members are Deborah Levine (vocals) and Greg Colaizzi (bass).

‘Lady Beast’ looks like a good beginning for a band. It seems that the genre chosen to play is a  combination between heavy metal  and rock’n’roll/hair metal (I spotted influences from Iron Maiden and Judas Priest all the way to Twisted Sister and even a bit of KISS). Listening to this album made me take a walk down memory lane to my childhood when my father was showing me rock bands for the first time...

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