I saw Arch Enemy (with Angela) once back in 2007 or so with Machine Head at Hob in Chicago. My issue with Angela is this: although major props to her for being a formidable badass growling woman...it leaves me cold personally
. *shrugs* Seeing how she looks (petite, attractive, slim blonde) & hearing her growling was a gigantically HUGE disconnect with me. Maybe it's just a sexist, old-school masculine/feminine ideal (on my part, mind-you, strictly personal preference)....but when I think of the female vocalists I love the most, they are of the beautiful, uber-"feminine" of the lot such as Tarja http://youtu.be/nx-JfSk36bE
- was at this amazing gig), Anneke van Giersbergen http://youtu.be/hKLJolIZ6Pg
, Dido http://youtu.be/1TO48Cnl66w
, Sarah Maclachlan http://youtu.be/i1GmxMTwUgs
and many others.
So, yeah...when Angela & AE left the stage and the hyper-male machismo agressiveness that is ROB FLYNN of Machine Head came on stage afterwards...I was like yeah.... this is where it's at.
Rob Flynn is one of my top fave frontmen - he's got the power.
(ultimate was live at Wacken when I saw them in 2009)...but my fave MH video is this one.http://youtu.be/NWks-8C9RMs