Cruz Del Sur
If you were worried that Lady Beast was going to abandon its mission to pay homage to metal that replicates the feel of the golden age of metal (pre-1988), then breathe a sigh of relief. Lady Beast’s Vicious Breed is composed of eight tracks that feed the hunger for those who lust for the NWOBHM. That’s the new wave of British heavy metal that took place between the late 1970s and early ’80s, for those not embedded in metal culture and history.
Lady Beast has a very specific energy, one that’s magnetic, heavy and enchanting in a way that only heavy metal can be. With powerful bass and guitar riffs, incredibly locked-in drums and Deborah Levine’s powerful voice, the band molds a sound that oozes Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath, while still being distinctly Lady Beast.
Lady Beast writes songs about mighty battles (“Every Giant Shall Fall”), dark magic (“Seal the Hex”) and being chaotic, monstrous souls (“Vicious Breed”). But the band also writes metal that motivates. For example, “Get Out” is a pounding protestation aimed at people who doubt your energy and vision. “Words may cut, but they don’t wound — it takes much more to slow me down,” asserts Levine.
Despite writing in the musical landscape of 2017, Lady Beast manages to continuously grow and hone the pre-1988 metal sound it worships, making music that feels both nostalgic and brand new.
For fans of: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, drinking Iron City at Howlers