Power of Metal.dk Review

Starbound Beast
Style: U.S. Power Metal
Release date: 28 June, 2013
Playing time: 45:32

Second album by this female fronted U.S. metal band hailing from America. Front woman Jill Janus sounds rather hoarse if you compare her singing style with the debut album. Sometimes Leather Leone (does anybody still know her?) enters my mind. In a way the more raw singing also sticks to the music, so if you don't know the debut album you will probably like it. Besides that she sometimes growls to make the music more aggressive. The songs are a bit the same like on the debut, just well played U.S. metal with a kind of "Painkiller" (Judas Priest) touch.

The title "I Want to Fuck You to Death" catches the eye for sure and if I tell you that the lyrics are from the hand of Lemmy, for certain. It seems though that Lemmy wrote the lyrics from a female point of view and not his own... The faster songs are my favorite songs and the nice riffs and refrains make this an album that is rather easy to listen to from start to finish. On the other hand, I don't know if this will bring them a big step further, because I don't think it tops their debut album.

Those of you who like the first album, will like this one too.

01. Enter the Exosphere
02. Blood Sisters
03. I Want to Fuck You to Death
04. Destroy Your Life
05. Starbound Beast
06. Zenith
07. Oracle
08. Receiver
09. Spectra Spectral
10. Alpha Tauri
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 3 July, 2013
Website: www.huntresskills.com