Tuesday, 11 December 2012

CYBER10 Metal Storm - Female Fronted Metal


For the fourth volume of CYBER10 Metal Storm, a different focus was taken. This time  the meaning is to gather good bands with female vocalists. A very varied tracklist was made including from Melodic Metal songs to Prog Metal to Ballads to a more Extreme Metal. As always, bands come from many places on the Globe and as Christmas is approaching, The Beckoning, from Canada, makes a brilliant participation with the popular song What Child is This.

10 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:41
Playlist length: 46 minutes 54 seconds 

Playlist files:

1. Nelly Khosrovyan - Land of Noah (4:00)
2. To Cross An Angel - Saprophyte (5:34)
3. Codigo Eterno - Solo Tú (5:01)
4. Ravenland - Regret (3:37)
5. Fraktals - Dead Memories Play (5:43)
6. Hevorah - In the Company of Angels (5:01)
7. The Beckoning - What Child Is This (4:57)
8. Tirza - Stand My Ground (3:33)
9. Holyforce - Escape Mortal (3:54)
10. Alan Flexa - Kamu (feat. Vanessa Rafaelly) (5:34)

Vanessa Rafaelly (Brazil)
Youtube Video
Bandas de Garagem
Vanessa Rafaelly is a metal singer from Amapá, in the North of Brazil. In a region which the metal is not so strong and popular, Vanessa are among the ones who try to make the difference for a changing. She was the lead singer for the bands Seed Falls, The Last Evenfall and her current band Mysterial, besides singing in many opera oriented events and teaching singing. Her latest work was with the musician and producer Alan Flexa for the recording of alternative/progressive tracks.

Nelly Khosrovyan (Armenia)
Nelly Khosrovyan is an Armenian singer who took part in the program X-Factor Armenia and is now in a solo career singing Symphonic Metal.

Codigo Eterno (Honduras)
Youtube Video
Codigo Eterno is a christian rock/hard rock band from Honduras formed in 2004 by Jean Fuentes. All members are from Honduras, apart of the vocalist, who is Spanish. Sometimes is easy to see some similarities with Evanescence.

Tirza (Brazil)
Tirza is an Alternative Metal from Goiânia (Central-Western region of Brazil). The band was formed in 2010 by the main member at that time Tiago Siqueira and Alanna Andrade. Tirza has many influences, from Hard Rock to Extreme Metal.

To Cross An Angel (USA)
Youtube Video
To Cross An Angel is a three piece Christian Metal Band out of Virginia, MN. Lana Morrow (Guitar and clean/scream vocals), and Terran Morrow (Bass and back up growls/clean vocals) formed the band after parting ways with a formed secular band known as “Silenced at 801”. Shortly after forming To Cross An Angel, they added Luke Miller (drums) to the band. After playing together as a three piece for a few months, Luke ran into some personal conflicts and had to part ways. At this point in time, Lana and Terran made the decision to operate as a two piece. Lana stayed on guitar and Terran moved to playing drums along with synth. Linking a guitar amp to a bass amp split on a multi-effects pedal provided the “more full” sound for live performances. In mid August 2012, Luke contacted Lana and Terran as he was ready to fully commit to the music again. Terran moved back to bass and the original 3 piece was united again. In September 2012, the group was contacted by Sanctus Gladius Records and signed to the label later on that month. With the love and commitment for God and metal music, To Cross An Angel presents christian metal with heart, soul and faith.

The Beckoning (Canada)
The Beckoning' is an Extreme Gothic Metal band from Edmonton,Alberta,Canada that fuses the aggression of Extreme Metal with the majestic ambience of Gothic soundscapes. Founded by Meghann and Roy Turple and joined together with guitarist/bassist Eldon Loewen, the trio combine their influences together in a songwriting formula that is both unorthodox and organic.

Holyforce (Colombia)
The band started in 2006, in Bogotá, by Alexander Guillen, under the name of Paradigma intending to play instrumental songs. In 2007 they changed the name to Holyforce and decided to play Prog and Hard Rock. Through the the years the band adopted more Power and Heavy Metal influences, getting to a final result which is the style of Holyforce nowadays.

Fraktals (Brazil)
Youtube Video
In the end of 2010, Emile Mourao, Diego Santiago, Gilberto Faria and Deived Roger had ideas to start a band with a different sound, which translates the different influences of each one of them. With that vision they started doing some covers and later Gutto Guarnieri joined to play the bass. The band is influenced by various segments of the metal and rock as Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Melodic Heavy Metal, Symphonic Metal, as well as Hard Rock and Gothic Rock. The focus is on the band's own compositions and versions of popular tunes of bands as Death, Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, Dream Theater, Bullet for my Valentine, Mudvayne, and many others.

HevoraH (Brazil)
The band started in 2005 and since that they were playing many gigs around São Paulo getting the attention of the public and critics, mainly because of their Nightwish covers. The band took part in an MTV program as Nightwish cover and opened for the real Nightwish in it's concert in Brazil.

Ravenland (Brazil)
Youtube Video
Ravenland was founded in 1997 by Dewindson Wolfheart and became one of the great names in the Brazilian Gothic Scene. The last studio album "And a Crow Brings Me Back" (2009) has as special guests Ricardo Confessori and Tommy Lindal and was mastered in Germany by Waldemar Sorychta. Ravenland has it's video clip "End of Light" being played on MTV and nowadays they are recording a new album with the great singer Juliana Rossi on the vocals.