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 dao626
Joined: 2/5/2007
Msg: 138
Female singers in hard rock/metal.Page 9 of 9    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
I love a good women metal singers. I'm a huge Amy Lee fan. She is awesome. Nancy Wilson back in the day was really good. Although they were more mainstream rock. Lacey Mosley from Flyleaf is not bad either.
 avalanche325
Joined: 4/22/2007
Msg: 142
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 8/28/2008 7:12:20 PM
Female rock/metal singers eh? My favorite.

I consider the fest female metal vocalist to be Within Temptation's Sharon den Adel. She can be powerful and aggressive one song, yet delicate and beautiful the next. Here's a few samples of Sharon's work
The Howling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bqRn0rLq1c&feature=user
Ice Queen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_GHx0dhkbc

I also like Nightwish's new vocalist Annette Olzen. Her voice is very powerful and not annoyingly operatic like Tarja Turunen's was (don't get me wrong Tarja's a great singer, but she held Holopanien's songwriting back whereas Annette's more versatile voice allows him to experiment). She has potential to become my new favorite, but den Adel has many solid albums under her belt, Annette is still a relative unknown.
Amaranth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdZn7k5rZLQ
Sahara: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvDBD_kNs6c

Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia is also very good. The song I've chosen as a sample from her is far from Lacuna Coil's most popular, but the haunting tone of her voice had me captivated for every single second.
To Myself I Turn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtvsFSAD-5I
 ~Serendipity
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 143
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 8/29/2008 11:58:24 AM
Tarja Turunen - singer of Nightwish. Liv Kristine - Leaves Eyes, Theatre of Tragedy. Lots of women can sing, but her voice have a unique sound about it that's sweet on the ears.

Of course can't forgot the gorgeous redhead Simone Simon from Epica. Great singer and preformer. Also worthy of mentioning - singer from Xandria, Sirenia, and Tristania. Edenbridge also have a nice singer, but I can't stand her voice for some reason.

Bad singer: Amy Lee. Just because she's a widely acknowledged singer doesn't mean that she's good. Popular opinion isn't necessarily right. ;-) Her voice suck on stage without the effect of vocal correcting programs. (The music is also pure suckage.)
 terrence77
Joined: 5/14/2012
Msg: 144
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 5/24/2012 11:13:23 PM
Doro ,Betsy ****, Lita Ford hands down!!
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 145
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 5/27/2012 4:59:11 PM
melonaide777- Night Wish/Anette And, Shocker Stalin/Ban Le'sage, In This Moment/Maria Brink, Epica/Simone Simons, The Asonist/Alissa White-Gluz.
I don't consider Evanescence metal, but man can Amy Lee sing.
As far as power house female singers, I highly recommend Lita Ford and Ann Wilson.
 Torsvalkyrie23
Joined: 5/23/2012
Msg: 146
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 5/27/2012 6:23:53 PM
I can't read through all of these to see who has been mentioned and who has not, but I happen to love talented female vocalists and am more than willing to make some suggestions.

First, I suggest Floor Jansen from After Forever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EsQPoKk9UQ&ob=av2n

Anna from Eluveitie has a superb voice as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1lXdLus2WI

Simone Simons, of Epic, of course.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYBwZPCleY&feature=fvsr

Liv Kristine from Leaves' Eyes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b15yaPYNDRU

I'm sure there are others that I'm not remembering, but those popped into my head first.
 YayForBeer
Joined: 9/22/2011
Msg: 147
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Posted: 5/29/2012 6:54:12 AM
Anathema - They're not metal now, but they started out as Death Metal. They still get reviewed on metal sites. Lee Douglas is the female vocalist of this vocal duo (sometimes trio), and her voice is fantastic. They just put out a new album, Weather Systems, and it's phenomenal.

Although she's nowhere near metal, my favorite female vocalist is Mary Fahl, previously of The October Project. She's since embarked on an EXTREMELY underrated solo career, and released such heartbreaking folk ballads as Going Home and Gravity. I suggest YouTubing both tracks, as you'll be blown away by her soulful melancholy voice.
 BluejeanGirl3
Joined: 8/30/2010
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Posted: 6/15/2012 8:47:32 PM
For Sure Amy Lee...she is awesome. I just recently saw Lee Aaron and she was good too....another oldie but goodie would be Alannah Miles...but I guess she wasnt really metal :)
 thepigofyourdreams
Joined: 2/23/2012
Msg: 149
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 6/16/2012 2:50:09 AM

Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia is also very good.


I saw them last month with Megadeth. I was about 15 feet from her.

I damn near pissed myself when she stepped out on to the stage. She's one of the most stunning women I've ever seen in my life.
 Trevork52
Joined: 1/2/2007
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Posted: 6/16/2012 7:02:10 AM
How about "Fanny"? Surely they were almost the forerunners of female hard rock bands? Granted, they did not have an absolute lead singer as such but both the Millington sisters could belt out the vocals. Well supported by Nicky Barclay and Alice De Buhr and, later, Suzi's Sis, Patti Quatro. The other unique thing for a "manufactured" band was that they could actually play their instruments and play them well. They had all served as session misicians for all sorts of top dogs.

There is a cracking video of them on Whistle Test back in 1971 on U tube and some more!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pukOcZ4Tjk0
 cooldog65
Joined: 6/27/2011
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Posted: 3/27/2015 7:34:10 AM
Thread bump here.

I really like Maria Brink from In This Moment. She's a good screamer.
 Eric_Summit
Joined: 11/3/2009
Msg: 152
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 3/27/2015 7:46:01 AM
Cooldog65...whoa just did a YouTube search on some of their tunes. Wow.
They certainly have quite a Marilyn Manson vibe going on there.

The hard guitar sound coupled with the female vocals reminds me somewhat of Within Temptation a bit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lNNYrlCeDI
 cooldog65
Joined: 6/27/2011
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Posted: 3/27/2015 8:08:30 AM
I was not familiar with Within Temptation, but I really like her. I like a sexy mouth.

I'm guessing you saw some later stuff by In This Moment. Their earlier stuff sounded different. This is from 2007:
Prayers (HIGH QUALITY): https://youtu.be/Oppxl1F2fNo

I also like Shirley Manson from Garbage. They're not exactly hard rock, but kind of rock/alternative. Another sexy mouth.
 ThePig0fYourDreams
Joined: 2/2/2015
Msg: 154
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 3/28/2015 1:31:27 AM
Sharon from Within Temptation is a f*cking goddess. I love her.

But my current top ranking hot chick of metal is Kobra Paige from Kobra and the Lotus. Hot as hell, and vocally, is the female equivalent of Bruce****nson.
 Eric_Summit
Joined: 11/3/2009
Msg: 155
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 3/29/2015 6:21:56 PM

Posted by cooldog65:
I'm guessing you saw some later stuff by In This Moment. Their earlier stuff sounded different.
This is from 2007: Prayers (HIGH QUALITY): https://youtu.be/Oppxl1F2fNo

She definitely has quite a voice. I know if I tried doing that even ONCE my throat would hurt for three days!
 StarClassic
Joined: 9/29/2014
Msg: 156
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 3/30/2015 3:19:22 AM
Like Torsvalk, I didn't read them all.
Not sure if she's metal, but, Joan Jett rules in my book. Power that can be toned down, and just the right amount of 'gravel' in her voice.
And wholly sh!t. What she does for a leather outfit. Hubba Hubba.
 ThePig0fYourDreams
Joined: 2/2/2015
Msg: 157
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 3/30/2015 5:42:29 AM
Joan Jett is holding up really well for her age.

As for In This Moment, they seemed like a promising band a few years ago, but the whole "Lady Gaga meets Manson" thing has become monotonous. Even their videos have had essentially the same theme for quite a while now.

"The Gun Show" is my favorite song of theirs, and that's an earlier one.

One thing though, of course, can't be denied.....Maria is hot as f*ck.
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 158
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 3/31/2015 9:52:33 PM
Are you referring to Maria Brink? Shes good too.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Posted: 4/5/2015 3:13:57 PM
no one can hold a candle to joan jett.

but taylor momsen from pretty reckless comes damn close. raw, dark and unsettling ~ everything you should expect from rock and roll.
 MaleFeasance
Joined: 3/13/2015
Msg: 160
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 4/6/2015 6:21:13 AM
Halestorm - I Miss the Misery
 carleyrenee1
Joined: 12/13/2014
Msg: 161
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 4/21/2015 9:00:08 AM
no one mention Kylie Minogue??

i love her to death and she's still gorgeous!!

she's one of the biggest Aussie stars along with Men At Work!!
 2015cashmere
Joined: 4/16/2015
Msg: 162
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 4/24/2015 8:19:06 PM
Kylie Minogue..hard rock/metal?? Yup, right there beside Justin Beiber in hard Rock/metal. Lol. Sorry, not Kylie.

I'm a Jett fan too.
 Hearton64
Joined: 12/18/2012
Msg: 163
Female singers in hard rock/metal.
Posted: 5/5/2015 11:40:46 AM
Just got back from carolina rebellion and had
the chance to see* in this moments*,

!MARIA BRINK!

Hot.metal.b i t c h!

Loved it!
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