Dec 052011

In an effort to make up for inflicting Amaranthe on you in today’s first post, I’m going to spend the rest of the day serving up female-fronted metal that’s more in line with our tastes here at NCS. We’ve run features on female growlers in the past, and I’m not going to repeat any of that. Instead, today’s mini-series will focus on bands who we’ve never mentioned before on this site. Coincidentally, I’ve learned about all of them over just the last 30 days. At least musically, I’d honeymoon with any of them over Amaranthe.

This first one I discovered only this morning. This South Florida band is called Wykked Wytch, and their vocalist is a chick who calls herself Ipek. Wykked Wytch has recently signed with Goomba Music for the release of their fifth full-length album (scheduled to hit the streets on February 14) called The Ultimate Deception. A press release describes the music as “a unique mixture of black, death, thrash metal with melody, technicality, and aggression.”

The album was recorded at Lambesis Studios in San Diego, it was mastered by Alan Douches, and it features Kevin Talley (Daath) as a session drummer. The album art is by Marcelo Vasco, who’s done work for lots of name bands including Dimmu Borgir and The Faceless — and it’s a fucken eye-catcher. In fact, it’s the first thing you’ll see after the jump.

Sweet, huh?

So, about the music: There’s a teaser trailer that includes song clips from the album and video of Ipek screaming her guts out. Sounds like she can (a) shriek like a black metal banshee, (b) growl like a death metal animal, and (c) do some decent clean vocals, too. The music sounds interesting, too. Here ya go:

  7 Responses to “GIRL GROWLERS – PART 1”

  1. Not too bad. Would like to hear more if possible.

    And on an unrelated note, I would like to nominate mysef as “That’s Metal, But It’s Not Music ” for reading and posting on a metal blog while under a bomb threat.


    And if this turns out to be the last thing I get to listen to, at least it wasn’t Amaranthe.

    • Holy shit dude. That is indeed pretty fuckin metal. And I am SO glad that Amaranthe wasn’t the last thing you heard. I hope by the time you read this, that bomb threat thing is over. And if you got blown to smithereens, and therefore won’t be reading this, then this will be yet another instance of me talking to myself.

      • Not clear yet. Three buildings on campus have been evacuated. I’m not in one of them, and I am really not in a lot of danger unless it was a bomb capable of taking out several city blocks. But it’s still pretty freaky. I have been in lockdowns for shooters before and robbed at shotgun point, but this is an all new level of anal puckering.

  2. wow what happened to this band?!? Each album gets progressively worse!! They owe me the time back for listening to this garbage!!!

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