OK, I confess, this is not simply a musical post, but Angela Gossow must be the sexiest women in metal; she fronts the Swedish melodic metal band Arch Enemy and screams and growls like a true metal-head (cookie monster style, ie sounds crap but looks great)
Her heroes, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Dave Mustaine of Megadeath, she replaced Johan Liiva in 2000. In 2007 Arch Enemy's Rise of the Tyrant went to #82 on the Billboard Chart
Angela: I put a lot of work and emotions into the lyrics, some of them actually made me cry, most of them made me very, very angry. They deal with the pain and losses we cause each other. To balance these gloomy themes out, we managed to write some lyrics in the vein of 'We Will Rise' — you know, fight songs! There is not only suffering and injustice in this world, but also hope, love and friendship
Guitarist Michael Amott: ...the ultimate Arch Enemy album!!! To me, this album sounds like the perfect mix of melody and brutality. This album is an organic and honest statement from the band — it's pure fucking metal at its absolute best, the Arch Enemy way! Producer Fredrik Nordström did a killer mix on the record — the sound is big and intense!