That's very good. There have been a couple other bands whose sophomore effort we're all still waiting for.... You may recall that Huntress is a band that I believe could turn into something great. They have the right ingredients. Their first album was an interesting debut. It certainly had its strengths and weaknesses. The title cut was spectacular in particular. We were all introduced to Ms. Jill Janus, the lead vocalist. She has a range similar to that of King Diamond, though she can go higher and he can go lower, but she also has the growls and the howls to go along with the shrieks and operatic runs. She is a very talented woman.
|Not only do these guys look like Fate, dude is wearing a King t-shirt!|
Gone were the Pagan songs about tarot cards and witches and enter songs about sexual predators. "I'm the huntress and the prey..." The song "I Want To Fuck You To Death," aside from being kind of terrible, doesn't fit with the motif of this band. The song is about finding someone and just yeah, well you get the point I'm sure. This song was penned by one Lemmy of Motorhead for the band. This song sticks out like a sore thumb. Picture The Mechanix and The Four Horsemen.One version of this song makes sense for Metallica to sing..it fits their idiom and the other does not.
On the backside of the record is where it starts to really pick up, though the title track is pretty rocking. The riffing increases, the drumming gets more aggressive, and Jill's vocals return to their trademark variability. This is not a bad album, it is just not as good as their first, which was above average, and this one is largely a step back.
I'd just like to see them create their own path and write their own songs. It really felt like there was some intervention when this album was written.
1) Enter The Exosphere
2) Blood Sisters
3) I Want To Fuck You To Death
4) Destroy Your Life
5) Starbound Beast
9) Spectra Spectral
10) Alpha Tauri
11) Running Wild (Bonus Track)