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Female vocalists

Female vocalists
August 28, 2011, 12:27:39 PM
Can anyone recommend me any good female vocalists? Any genre is fine. I'm looking for clear singers but if you want to mention a female grunter or screamer that's fine too.


Re: Female vocalists
August 28, 2011, 04:49:44 PM
???

-Lori Bravo
-That chick from Mythic

This is a very open ended question.  You might consider providing greater context or specificity.

Re: Female vocalists
August 28, 2011, 05:45:41 PM
Lisa Gerrard from Dead can Dance.
Elizabeth Frazer from Cocteau twins.


You should check in classical music (Operas, lieders). I'm not familiar enough with that type of music to give you specific names.

I find the majority female fronted bands not verry good, so even if they have a good singer, It's not worthy of listenning.

Re: Female vocalists
August 28, 2011, 06:24:16 PM
???

-Lori Bravo
-That chick from Mythic

This is a very open ended question.  You might consider providing greater context or specificity.

It's just to start a thread where people can discuss female vocalists. I don't know that many female vocalists but I enjoy hearing them sometimes (for instance Die Verbannten Kinder Evas) Thought it would be interesting to have a thread about female singers.

Re: Female vocalists
August 28, 2011, 10:19:24 PM
The woman from the "neo-folk" group Hekate is fantastic. Check out the  Goddess album. As a metal listener I usually disdain female vocals, but this group definitely gave me an appreciation  for girl vocals.


Also Fenriz on Goatlord.

Re: Female vocalists
August 29, 2011, 03:29:19 AM
Metal is pretty much incomprehensible to the female psyche. If they're into it, it's mostly as groupies trying to satiate some deep sickness. I would agree with lost_wanderer that the inclusion of a female vocalist mainly appeals to novelty. That's not to say metal is purely masculine, but there's a lot healthy way to express the female energy in neo-folk music and such.

Re: Female vocalists
August 29, 2011, 06:36:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-6eKroZeIg&

Yma Sumac is known for her extraordinary register.  She did not always singed genres I like, but her voice was amazing.

Re: Female vocalists
August 29, 2011, 05:26:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM6qntPpyZ0

Florence Foster Jenkins. Her story was of strife and failure, one of the greatest exponents of the Dunning-Krueger effect.

Re: Female vocalists
August 29, 2011, 06:28:46 PM
Also Fenriz on Goatlord.

Zing.

I'd also include Liturgy.

Re: Female vocalists
September 11, 2011, 09:29:19 PM
Might be of some interest to you:
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,874.msg66806.html#msg66806
Most of their contribution is in vocals here, but there are some exceptions and inconsistencies - if there's Gehenna on this compilation, there should be also Aeternus. From the 90s it's also worth to mention Derketa, Sinister and Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (very late 90').

...Or maybe something like that?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMe8aGdp7Qw


Re: Female vocalists
September 11, 2011, 10:04:49 PM
...Or maybe something like that?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMe8aGdp7Qw

Lol, I'm not looking for a female Bon Jovi.


Might be of some interest to you:
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,874.msg66806.html#msg66806
Most of their contribution is in vocals here, but there are some exceptions and inconsistencies - if there's Gehenna on this compilation, there should be also Aeternus. From the 90s it's also worth to mention Derketa, Sinister and Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (very late 90').

Thanks for uploading this. I'll check it out.

Re: Female vocalists
September 12, 2011, 10:28:00 AM
Definitely of interest: Arianna Savall, daughter of early music specialist Jordi Savall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_zRyZq_I1k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiF2qeY2pEQ

She's released two albums of her own music. Worth looking into if you like this sort of thing.

Re: Female vocalists
September 13, 2011, 01:36:46 PM
Two great ones: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Joanna Newsom.

Obvious: Lisa Gerrard