Female Friday: ‘Got to Fight’ by Anashi

Anashi haven’t been a band for almost 30 years but their music survives on YouTube. Hailing from Sweden, they churned out three demos of metal that you could say was in the vein of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Their existence was pretty short, forming in 1987 and disbanding in 1989 before Metallica and grunge took over the hard rock world. I’ve picked out “Got … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘Got to Fight’ by Anashi

Female Friday: ‘In My Hands’ by Amathyst

Amathyst were one of the bands that could be described as part of the Nu Metal scene that was big in the aughts. The Australian band shared many similarities to Linkin Park, particularly its use of two primary vocalists, with one handling the typical metal vocalist role and one handling the rapping vocals. Like most Nu Metal bands, they mixed a variety of metal influences … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘In My Hands’ by Amathyst

Female Friday: ‘Naturaleza Animal’ by Allison

“Naturaleza Animal” is a song by Chilean thrash band Allison. They’ve been around since 1998 and are still active despite their last recorded output, that I could find at least, was a 2010 EP titled “The End of the Fears.” Their most current lineup is Maricela Bruna on vocals and guitar, Natalie Uribe on bass and Loreto Silva on drums and backing vocals. “Naturaleza Animal” is … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘Naturaleza Animal’ by Allison

Female Friday: ‘Tontentanz’ by Aghast

Today we go back into the world of dark ambient music with Norway’s Aghast. It was a two-woman project comprised of Andrea Haugen, aka Nebelhexë, and Tanja Stene aka Nachthexe. “Tontentanz” is probably the oldest song featured on Female Friday so far, going back to 1995. It was featured on Aghast’s one, and only, album Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis. Sometime around the release of the album, Haugen and … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘Tontentanz’ by Aghast

Female Friday: ‘Élixir’ by Aenygmist

We’re back to the darker side of the metal spectrum this week with Quebec’s Aenygmist. Although they don’t hail from one of the Scandinavian countries, you’d be none the wiser as these Canadians fit right in. They’ve got the symphonic arrangements, the mix of shreiks and clean singing, and the Pagan angst that’s a must for any black metal band worth its salt. Aenygmist recorded … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘Élixir’ by Aenygmist

Female Friday: ‘ Night Witches’ by Aella

Honestly, I’m not sure if “Night Witches” by Russian band Aella is actually the name of the song. I just copied and pasted “Ночные ведьмы – летчицам Великой Отечественной посвящается” into Google Translate and got “Night Witches-Dedicated to Pilots of the Great Patriotic War.” “The Great Patriotic War” was the Soviet Union’s term to describe the conflict fought along the many fronts of the Eastern … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘ Night Witches’ by Aella

Female Friday: ‘Coward’ by Aborn

Man, if “Coward” is indicative of what to expect of Brazil’s Aborn, then count me as someone who wants to hear more. The song is ferocious and you’re going to want to hear it again on the first listen. The São Paulo band is made up of Isabela Moraes on drums, Tamy Leopoldo on bass, Taty Kanazawa on vocals and guitar and Beatriz Paiva on … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘Coward’ by Aborn

Female Friday: ‘Last Chance’ by A Lovely Day for Bloodshed

Don’t let the name of A Lovely Day for Bloodshed vocalist Brootal Bananas fool you, she has a monstrous voice that will squish your eardrums like you’re stomping on the yellow fruit. Today is Friday and California-based A Lovely Day For Bloodshed is today’s all-woman band. I picked their song “Last Chance” for both its brutality and its creativity. Aside from Bananas A Lovely Day … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘Last Chance’ by A Lovely Day for Bloodshed

Female Friday: ‘The Whisper of the Sea’ by 1/2 Southern North

I don’t know much about 1/2 Southern North. Aside from it being a one-woman band from Greece, I can’t find much info. What I do know is that the woman behind it all is known as IDVex and she specializes in a wide range of sound. Some of it, like today’s song “Whisper of the Sea” from her 2014 two-track single Lothron, is a throwback … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘The Whisper of the Sea’ by 1/2 Southern North