Saturday, January 17, 2009
Here's a truly fabulous compilation of eleven metal bands that prove oftentimes chicks can lay down the sick grind just as well as the bros. From the symphonic black metal of Italy's Opera IX to the blackened thrash of France's Witches and the USA's Deathwitch to the doomy ploddings of the Bay Area's Noothgrush and Seattle (via Norway's) Thorr's Hammer, this international who's who of ladies in metal is a well-rounded sampler of extreme music at its best, no penises needed. My personal favorite: Montreal's all-girl death/grind outfit November Grief, whose face-melting track "Spine Worm" could go toe-to-toe with any Cannibal Corpse song.
1. Dying Breath of Ephesians - Ebonsight
2. Flag of Black Death - Deathwitch
3. Angel Wings & Raven Claws - Gehenna
4. Troll - Thorr's Hammer
5. Black Sorcerer - Witches
6. Pain - Acrostichon
7. Blut und Ehre - Demonic Christ
8. Alderaan - Noothgrush
9. Spine Worm - November Grief
10. Waste - Damad
11. My Devotion - Opera IX
Below: The Great Kat approves!