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Album Review

The death metal/black metal field has always been very male-dominated; about 98 percent of death metal, black metal, and grindcore bands have all-male lineups, and that is unlikely to change anytime soon. It isn't that female headbangers are being victimized by some sexist, misogynist conspiracy — in fact, some death metal guys have commented that they wish they could get more women involved in their scene. But as a rule, female musicians who are inclined to play loud, forceful, heavy, in-your-face rock look elsewhere. A major exception is guitarist/singer Cindy Goloubkoff, who shares the lead vocals with Pierre Bouthemy (also a guitarist) in the French group Hypnosis. Recorded in 2003 and 2004, Cyber Death is best described as atmospheric, relatively melodic death metal/black metal with traces of goth rock and industrial rock. Bouthemy sings in the sort of deep, guttural, demonic-style growl that death metal is known for, while Goloubkoff provides the "clean female vocals" — and their male vocals/female vocals contrast isn't something one hears everyday in death metal/black metal. Actually, the term "clean female vocals" is an ironic way to describe Goloubkoff's singing; she sings like a tormented witch who is in the process of casting a spell. Perhaps her vocals are "clean" compared to Bouthemy's Satan-summoning growl, but no one will mistake her for Sarah McLachlan anytime soon — and Goloubkoff's vocals prove to be a major asset on Cyber Death. Her vocal style is refreshingly atypical of death metal/black metal discs — it's the sort of singing one would be more likely to encounter in goth-rock — and Goloubkoff does a lot to give Cyber Death its freshness and originality. This CD is mildly uneven and inconsistent; some of the tunes are more memorable than others. But it's a generally decent effort, and Hypnosis certainly deserves credit for being one of the more recognizable bands in Europe's death metal/black metal scene.

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Years Active: '90s, '00s

Hypnosis is a rarity: a death metal/black metal outfit that has featured a female lead vocalist. Cindy Goloubkoff (who helps with the guitar playing) isn't the French band's only lead singer; she shares the lead vocals with fellow guitarist Pierre Bouthemy, who favors the sort of deep, guttural, demonic-style growl that death metal is known for. But even so, it is quite rare to hear any female lead vocals at all coming from a death metal/black metal band. For that matter, it is rare to find a woman...
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  • 8,91 €
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: 16 November 2004
  • Parental Advisory

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