KITTIE

"Funeral For Yesterday" (X of Infamy; 2007)

Reviewed by Snidermann

The dictionary tells us that a kittie is a young cat or short for Katherine; neither of those definitions work when reviewing Kittie.

As regular readers may know, I have this fondness for female metal bands and/or singers and right about now my blood is boiling. This all-female Canadian metal band from London, Ontario, formed in 1996 and they have rocked hard and heavy since then.

The name of this release is "Funeral For Yesterday" and it rocks hard from start to finish. The only negative thing I could say about this release is that sometimes the vocals were a bit too nice for my taste. When they kicked it up a notch, this CD rocked hard and heavy.

"Funeral For Yesterday" has everything needed for one killer release: hard, heavy metal music and chicks singing it. Watch out boys, this Kittie has claws!

For more information, check out http://www.kittierocks.com/.

"Spit" (NG Records/Artemis Records; 2000)

Reviewed by Snidermann

The all-female metal group Kittie is a hard-screaming, hard-driving musical experience. Kittie uses the same energy and life experiences in their music that reminds me a lot of L7, and that comparison ainít bad!  

Not only are they excellent musicians, the chemistry between these four women is readily apparent throughout this recording. Their musical stories are a little sick and a bit off center but that's a major appeal: These chicks simply rock. 

Sometimes, the music and lyrics seem a bit forced and the overall CD experience suffers because of it. However, I blame the producers here and not the band.

As if the kick-ass music weren't enough, Kittie are also very sexy. What a breath of fresh air to the stale male-dominated metal environment!

Kittie: Morgan Lander - vocals/guitar; Talena Atfield - bass/vocals; Fallon Bowman - guitar/vocals; Mercedes Lander - drums.

For more information, check out http://www.kittierocks.com/.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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