-Yet more speed/power metal now, this time from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the latest album from heavy metal outfit Lady Beast. Now as you can probably guess Lady Beast have a female singer but don't expect corsets or operatic warbling, no Deborah Levine's vocals are a lot ballsier than the numerous bands with female singers reminding me a lot of Unleash The Archers due to her powerful vocal atop the raging speed metal riffs on tracks like The Gift and the opening thump of Metal Machine. Deborah is a brilliant vocalist but the rest of the band don't rest on their laurels having an engine the size of a muscle car with Greg Colaizzi (bass) and Adam Ramage (drums) ripping it up on Sacrifice To The Unseen and The Champion with Christopher "Twiz" Tritschler (rhythm guitar) playing riffmaster general for the de-rigueur instrumental Transcend The Blade which is another showcase of Andy Ramage's screaming lead guitars, though he does this throughout The Vulture's Amulet. I'm always a sucker for proper heavy metal, you know the music that sounds like a foundation of the genre itself, and Lady Beast do it really well, open the windows (mainly as you won't be able to go cruising for a while) and play this sucker loud! (Your neighbours won't mind)
Musipedia Of Metal
-This is indeed a "Gift" for our ears and for our heavy metal-fuelled hearts. The powerful vocals of Deborah lead this anthemic, victorious feeling Heavy Metal track (with nods to the NWOBHM) over thunderous basslines, merciless guitar riffs and timeless, 80's drenched leads.
Queens of Steel
- "Blisteringly driving bass, melodic dual harmony lead guitars, classic USPM riffage and a throaty dramatic alto vocal in the vein of vintage Lee Aaron (with grace tones of both Chastain and Sentinel Beast) and a solo that wouldn't feel out of place on an early Virgin Steele or Artch record...what's not to love here, and where's my copy of the CD?"
Third Eye Cinema (thirdeyecinema.wordpress.com)
"Absolutely amazing! That's how true metal should sound like!"
"That bass line sounds awesome!"
"You guys capture some lightning for sure. I’m pumped for the new album"
"Great song! Makes me dream of a forthcoming powerful album \m/
and what a nice cover artwork ;-) I like it!"
released April 3, 2020
Deborah Levine - vocals
Andy Ramage - lead guitar
Christopher "Twiz" Tritschler - rythym guitar
Greg Colaizzi - bass
Adam Ramage - drums
Lady Beast is based out of Pittsburgh, PA and is everything Heavy Metal.....with NWOBHM influence combined with Motorhead,
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