Fight Like A Girl

Fight Like A Girl

Fight Like A Girl takes the listener on a seventeen-song musical journey almost told like the soundtrack to a tale spun by Emilie Autumn and I feel that some songs would actually benefit from visuals to enhance them. I’m pretty sure they’ll be better live than on record.

It’s a well-balanced album, some songs better than others, with lyrics matching to the background setting of madness, asylums and carnivals, revenge and all other things associated with it. There’s a good balance between anthems, melody and ballad, with Autumn’s voice remaining strong throughout, proving she isn’t bound to a certain genre or style and neither will she allow herself to be.

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Antikythera Mechanism

Antikythera Mechanism

Antikythera Mechanism, the long-awaited first album of Japan’s first steampunk band, Strange Artifact, does not disappoint. It’s an eleven-song collection of excellent rock songs with musical twist and turns that easily set them apart from other J-rock bands.

MaRy’s unconventional melodic voice is a perfect addition to 130JET’s compositions. I would go as far as to say that the small imperfections in her voice add to the charm of the band’s sound. In a lot of bands, they would bother me, but with Strange Artifact it somehow works.

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