Originally Posted by Nea
Any reason why? That sounds quite sexist that a female vocalist would put you off, I think her vocals really suit. Any live reviews I have read seem to be promising.
No no, I would want to eliminate any sexist aspect from this straight away, to be honest there are many reasons why this band doesn't do it for me. It might seem a little shallow to say this but their image is a big deal and with this kind of music they look just like every other band on the Metal circuit whereas Ghost have made an effort to conceal their identity and put on a certain persona during the performance. I think, for me personally, this is a strong draw to their live set and their sound for me. I like the vocalist in Ghost and the band's music but their image also helps the package a lot, because they look different.
And for the record, while I have personally found it difficult to accept Metal bands with female vocalists over those with male vocalists (because I prefer the naturally deeper bass voice that a male voice-box is capable of producing in terms of my singing) there are still many, many good female artists out there performing in and/or fronting metal and hard rock bands - bands like Straight Line Stitch, The Donna's, Bleeding Through and Lacuna Coil to name but four I have personally seen live
There is no sexism involved in my choices whatsoever, I expect just as much hard work from both male and female musicians to obtain my personal "fandom" (if you want to use that word) and many of those musicians have while many musicians of both genders have also failed to impress me.