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So I listened to the suggestions of female vocals and I have to say that even though I always enjoy listening to new stuff it only confirmed what I already thought about female vocals in metal. It's not my cup of tea. IMO if a woman is going to sing in this genre, I agree with Atrocity on this, she should have the proper vocal training. Just because you can hit a couple of high notes doesn't mean that you should. A female's upper register without the power can sound heady, weak and/or flat. I am a huge fan of Opera and when I hear someone like Tarja, she has a nice voice but it wasn't great, it was difficult not to compare her to true Opera singers I've come to appreciate and love. In fact after hearing Tarja, it prompted me to listen to my fav Opera singer, Leontyne Price. Now that is the voice of perfection! I did like Battlemore. The female vocals sometimes got lost in the music, but that was ok because I did enjoy the music even if she wouldn't have been singing :) I agree with FA, I never did like the female/male duets either. Most duets I like, again, are Operatic. I like Portishead, I don't listen to them as much as I used to though. I also liked the Trio Medieval and will def be listening to them some more. It reminded me a little of Celtic Woman which also has a great female ensemble and the musicians are fantastic. Some of my fav female rock singers are Tarrie B from My Ruin, Agnete Kjolsrud from Alpha Animal and of course Ann Wilson of Heart, which I've already mentioned a couple times now. To me they all have their own distinct sound, and makes listening to them enjoyable, even if you find the music is mediocre. Thanks everyone for your input!

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