Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lady Winter - "The Rain Can't Be Forever" [2005]

Artist: Lady Winter
Title: The Rain Can't Be Forever
Label: Valiant Music
Genre: Heavy/Gothic Metal
Country: Russia
Release date: 2005

Track List:
  1. Phoenix
  2. The Rain Can't Be Forever
  3. Frozen Heart
  4. From the Backside of the Mirror
  5. Lonely Road
  6. She-Wolf
  7. The Sorrow
  8. Endless Maze
  9. Where the Rain Grows (Helloween cover)
Yet another female-fronted metal band, this time from Russia. I discovered Lady Winter about 7 years ago (even before this album was released), and even did a review of their demo for one not-so-serious webzine. Back in mid-2000s, Lady Winter was one of the most promising new Russian metal bands (especially if we take in account how underdeveloped the Russian metal scene was... and still is). Sadly it doesn't look like they will ever release something new, but their one and only full-length album is pretty decent. It has nice vocals and some catchy melodies ("Frozen Heart", "The Rain Can't Be Forever"), though it generally lacks some "heaviness", which is supposed to be in metal music. However, it's still much better than numerous Nightwish clones that dominate Russian female-fronted metal scene.

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