Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Five Hottest Women in Heavy Metal & Rock

While the world of heavy metal and hard rock music is male-dominated, there are many, many talented women and female bands cranking it out there as well. And most of them look good doing it. From the days of Wendy O. Williams to Joan Jett to Lita Ford up to right now, where artists like Maria Brink and Cristina Scabbia are big names, rock 'n roll women are kicking ass. Check out our top five hottest women in metal right now.

Maria Brink from In This Moment

Unquestionably one of the best looking and most talented woman in metal today, Maria Brink is the frontwoman of In This Moment, a band hailing from Los Angeles. Brink is a multi-talented artist, acting as the band's principal songwriter, while also being a very competent piano player. The 38-year-old has also been a featured vocalist on an number of songs by other bands, including Five Finger Death Punch's "Anywhere but Here", and "Gravity" by Papa Roach.

Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy

Alissa White-Gluz has taken over the vocal reins from former Arch Enemy frontwoman Angela Gossow (who tabbed White-Gluz as her replacement) and run with them. With her girl-next-door looks and metalcore vocal delivery, White-Gluz, a Canadian who hails from Montreal, has done a superb job as Gossow's replacement. You'll find her work on Arch Enemy's War Eternal and the Stolen Life EP. She is also the band's main lyricist and recently signed a deal with Napalm records to release a solo album that's due out sometime in 2017.

Heidi Shepherd & Carla Harvey from Butcher Babies

Harvey (the brunette) and Shepherd (the blonde and sometimes redhead) are co-vocalists for the Butcher Babies (taken from a Wendy O. Williams song), a thrash metal band out of L.A. Both lovely ladies boast the caustic metal growl, while describing their music as "slut metal" as a means to get across that they're doing what they want, when they want. O. Williams is a major influence, while other influences like Joan Jett and Gwen Stefani are two women who have defied male dominance in music. Over the years they've changed their look, but have kept the music heavy and kicking ass.

Simone Simons from Epica

Simons brings an amazing vocal range to Epica, a symphonic/gothic metal band from the Netherlands. Simons, a beautiful redhead, is a classically-trained vocalist who has been with Epica since they formed back in 2002. Simons is a rare breed in the metal world since she has vowed never to get a tattoo of any sort. Among her various list of influences are Mozart, Nightwish, and Lacuna Coil. Epica recently released their newest album The Holographic Principle.

Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil

When you watch Cristina Scabbia sing, there's something inherently appealing about her. Maybe it's the intensity of her singing combined with her jet-black hair and stunning brown eyes. Anyways, the 44-year-old from Milan, Italy, certainly deserves to make the list. Scabbia boasts an impressive vocal range in Lacuna Coil, a band that mixes melodic metal with chugging riffs and soaring choruses. And the band has a large following these days, with their latest record Delirium going to No. 1 on the iTunes charts in the metal category and No. 10 overall.

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