MAIDENS OF METAL II
Well, Lethal Fire, you would be so much better if you just got yourself a different vocalist! I'm sorry to say it, but trying to scream into a microphone when you just sound like mumbling is NOT appealing to any audience.
But... the rest of the band sounded really good! They definitely would have potential under a different vocalist (perhaps Denis Tvrdik). The coolest thing about Lethal Fire was definitely that the drummer was a girl
An excellent show, I must say. The lead screamer in this one was a girl, and very good at what she did. It was fascination to hear a girl scream so low and so loud. It seemed very...unnatural. She was wearing a very provocative spandex suit with holes in the back that made her seem menacing. That, combined with the screaming made her seem very bad-ass.
They were a good band, and enjoyable.
I really enjoyed these guys! The girls in this band were the guitarists, one of which was also the lead screamer (singer?). They had an excellent sound, and the audience had a very approving reaction to their performance which is always fun to watch, especially when the moshing starts.
Ashentide was a totally different experience. Aside from the really annoying short guitarist who spoke with a fake Irish accent and dropped the f-bomb more times then I thought was possible in a 45 minute period, they were my favourite of the night! This band had a girl as the lead singer, but here's the catch, she SANG! This girl was definitely professionally trained.
They sounded a bit like Evanescence. Also, they had a girl keyboardist who added a different sound to the band that differed from the other performers there that night.
I really like Ashentide, and I suggest YouTube-ing them. They know what they're doing.
Zoe Adler is a music journalist from Long Beach, California. Besides her website, which is her pride and joy, she works with the GRAMMY Foundation and the Long Beach Independent. Additionally, Ms. Adler is a musician, spending half of her time playing the flute, piccolo, trombone, and marching baritone. She has been with TeenView Music since the very start and hopes to make something of it in the future.