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Apr 5, 2014
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Stream of Passion – “A War of Our Own” (2014)

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Review by Tony Cannella

Originally starting out in 2005 as an Arjen Lucassen project, the band Stream of Passion has evolved into so much more. With their 4th album, “A War of Our Own” that evolution continues…

“A War of Our Own” is a 13-song, 1 hour musical journey that showcases what fans have grown to love about this symphonic/gothic metal band. Not the least of which are the dramatic and beautiful vocals of Marcela Bovio. Each song is meticulously crafted and is nice additions to the growing SOP catalogue. The opening track “Monster” is like a monster out of the gate. The song features some huge riffs at the beginning but shifts tempos throughout and is just plain stunning – and the best song. You have to love Marcela’s voice; she’s much underrated, in my opinion. Continue reading »

Mar 22, 2014
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Memoira – “Memories, Tragedies, Masquerades” (2013)

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Review by CriX

Memoria is a prog-goth metal band from Pori, Finland, that merges technical playing, melancholic melodies, and symphonic atmospheres. Their second album “Memories, Tragedies, Maquerades” has been released at the end of 2013, and certainly is an album not to be missed for fans of bands like ReVamp, Sirenia, Symphony X and Dream Theater. The album start with “Recoil” a complete and energetic track with good plots between guitar and keyboards. “Failure to Commit” gives us deep emotions, the catchy “Medusa” is a pretty fast song in which is significant the part of bass and guitar. Continue reading »

Mar 11, 2014
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exist†trace – “Diamond” MAXI SINGLE (2013)

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Review by Tony Cannella

From Japan, the all female band exist†trace have been around for a number of years and have already released quite a few albums and EPs. Their latest EP was actually released in 2013 and it is called “Diamond”. The EP contains only 3-songs and about 15-minute minutes worth of music and is a testament to far ranging, global appeal of metal. The opening track, “DIAMOND” sets the tempo with an electronic influenced beginning before launching into an infectiously wicked fast paced tune. The next track “Kuchibiru” has a definite 70s classic rock vibe to it and a guitar riff that would make Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton proud. For the final track “Just One” the band speeds up the pace and introduces more modern influences.  Continue reading »

Feb 26, 2014
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Jody Quine

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Interview by Ed MacLaren

JodyQuineSingleCanada’s Jody Quine has always been an improviser – her personal philosophy of ‘Yes And’ has opened up her life and her music to a string of unique opportunities. After her well-received debut album in 2001, the Vancouver-based singer spent the next decade shining on a number of high-profile EDM collaborations while continuing to work on her own music. Finally, Jody has stepped out solo once more with her enchanting sophomore effort, “Seven”, which puts the musical spotlight squarely back on her. Femme Metal Webzine got a chance to talk to Jody about still being considered a “new artist”, fan-funding campaigns and the possibility of a Grammy nomination.
 
Hi Jody! Congratulations on the success of “Seven”. What started out as a handful of demos has evolved over the past year into a possibly career-defining album. What a difference a year makes, right? Continue reading »
Feb 26, 2014
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Grace Solero – “Hundred Years Apart” (2013)

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Review by Tony Cannella

GraceSoleroHundredYearsApartCoverFollowing up her impressive debut album “New Moon”, the UK songstress Grace Solero returns with an equally impressive sophomore outing, “Hundred Years Apart”. The band has certainly grown and progressed and the songs on “Hundred Years Apart” are better rounded and sounds like a hungrier animal.

Grace Solero continues to walk the line between alternative, metal, electronic sounds and catchier, accessible hard rock. The songs do have a bit on an edge to them. “St. Ives” is a great example of a song that could get Grace Solero some mainstream attention as well as the haunting track “Once Again”. On the other hand there are songs like “Riptide” and “Electro” that should please fans of the heavier stuff. Continue reading »

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