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Old 09-13-06, 02:12 PM
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There are tons of female fronted metal bands from Europe, most of whom have been around as long as or longer than Lacuna Coil and Evanescence (I like both by the way).

The Gathering have always been my favotire female-fronted rock group. They started out as a death-doom type of band, but in the mid-90's added their singer Anneke, who has one of the most beautiful and emotive voices I 've heard. Mandylion is their classic, but it's almost progressive metal. Their next release with her, Nighttime Birds has more mainstream length songs and structures, but it's still great. It also kind of reminded me of The Cranberries in spots. After that each subsequent release has been a little less heavy and a little more experimental, but it's all great IMO.

Within Temptation is another huge "beauty and the beast" band in Europe. They've been around since '96 or '97, and they're last record, The Silent Force, got pretty big in Europe, probably due to the Evanescence factor. All of their stuff is worth hearing, but there are a good amount of male "death" vocals, especially in the earlier stuff.
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Liz Phair
PJ Harvey
Kim Deal - anything The Breeders, Pixies, The Amps
Garbage
Lucious Jackson
L7 - for some grunge
Belly - something softer but I love this band
Old 09-13-06, 02:26 PM
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Rilo Kelly, PJ Harvey, Chrissie Hynde? I thought we were sticking to metal and hard rock...
Old 09-13-06, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
I thought we were sticking to metal and hard rock...
I thought so too, why did the suggestions diverge into traditional "rock"?
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Megan McCauley is also pretty good. I asw her in concert last year.
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You NEED to check out Charlotte Martin:



her latest album, Stromata, was released yesterday, September 12. it isn't metal or grunge, but it is dark (and pretty experimental).

Also, check out Meg & Dia

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Because he said this "I'm also a really big fan of Grunge"
PJ Harvey and Steve Albini is grunge enough for me.

Originally Posted by Giles
I thought so too, why did the suggestions diverge into traditional "rock"?

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Also, the thread title does say "ROCK female singers.
Another good suggestion is Paramone. Also, regarding Liz Phair, only the old stuff is any good.

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Paramore is pretty good, not really metal, but yeah make sure to check them out..
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Portishead
Cat Power
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Broken Social Scene (some songs)
Coldplay
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Might not be "Rock" but The Sundays have always been a fave band of mine
Old 09-13-06, 11:38 PM
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Paramore is crap. Try The Vincent Black Shadow. Its like a cross between Tsunami Bomb and Saving Ferris. There isn't a skip track in the entire album.

www.myspace.com/tvbs

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Flyleaf.

Word. I really dig those kids.
Old 09-13-06, 11:49 PM
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Another great group is Concrete Blonde.
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No love for Veruca Salt?
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No love for Veruca Salt?
I like Elastica better.
Old 09-14-06, 01:10 AM
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Coldplay
Old 09-14-06, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
Within Temptation is another huge "beauty and the beast" band in Europe. They've been around since '96 or '97, and they're last record, The Silent Force, got pretty big in Europe, probably due to the Evanescence factor. All of their stuff is worth hearing, but there are a good amount of male "death" vocals, especially in the earlier stuff.
I'm shocked it took 'til the 26th post for someone to mention Within Temptation. They are my favorite female fronted metal band and currently the biggest selling Dutch band around.

Mother Earth and The Silent Force feature only Sharon den Adel on vocals so you don't have to worry about the death metal growl. Very cool stuff, but impossible to find in the US as they haven't been released here for some reason.
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I'm gonna give a shout-out to Juliana Hatfield, since I doubt anyone else will. Not exactly heavy music, but she does turn up the amp on the albums "Total System Failure" and "Made in China".
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Wanna pop in with some:

Scarling
Jack off Jill (Scarling's lead vocal previous band)
Detroit Cobras (Garage'd Soul R&B, currently touring)
Betty Blowtorch (not around anymore, but like Motley Crue with Chicks)
Holly Golightly (ex-thee headcoatees)
Von Iva (their EP isn't that great, but great live band)
Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her! Kiss Her!
Bikini Kill
Bellrays (Good vocalist, albums are a bit long, but live good energy)
Go!go!7188 (Japanese but I like em)

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Old 09-18-06, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by BobaGooch
Another great group is Concrete Blonde.
Yep.Johnette Napolitano is probably my favorite female rock vocalist.
Old 09-18-06, 12:32 AM
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Arjen Lucassen's band:

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Wow can't believe not one mention of Skunk Anansie. Their most famous hit probably is 'Selling Jesus' which was on the Strange Days soundtrack.

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