Female metal–it blows my mind when it is done right. Deadlock. The Agonist. I really like what they have done with Sabine Scherer and Alissa White-Gluz, respectively. And now I’d like to raise awareness for Elize Ryd, the female lead singer for Sweden’s Amaranthe.
Imagine the vocals from Journey tossed into contemporary melodic metal form. When Elize’s vocals combine with male lead clean vocalist Jake E. Lundberg, the combination to me sounds eerily similar to Journey’s Steve Perry. Elize’s voice stands out well when she sings on her own, which creates many fantastic options in their music. Elize’s work is worth a listen, so check out Amaranthe on iTunes!