I had heard about Huntress having an attractive female lead vocalist and that always leads me to be skeptical. Not because attractive females can’t be talented, but I was hoping this was not just an excuse for a scantily clad “metal bimbo” to parade her wares for pubescent teens (or adults) as an excuse to sell tickets or records (downloads).
Luckily, this is not the case here. The music has a clean but classic metal sound with enough driving progression to keep listeners interested and motivated. Good headbanging potential here. Jill’s voice is fun to listen to. She mostly sings but adds an occasional scream, both are executed very well.
The bio on the band website covers some of her vocal training. Her presence in metal is a victory for our community. It’s always nice to hear about someone who, instead of giving up on metal, brings his/her gifts to the metal table. Her voice has an excellent range and a cool raspy quality at times.
#4 is called “I Want to Fuck You to Death.” That is a stupid fucking title. It’s a good song, so it’s unfortunate. I think I remember reading Gene Simmons had something to do with the writing of that song. (editor’s note: Lemmy Kilmister) That would explain why it’s so fucking stupid. Sheesh… That guy is so worthless. Then again, I could be making all this up.
#6 Zenith is a little quicker, but (the following) are all acceptably metal for TWR…
4. Destroy Your Life