• 6/10
    HUNTRESS - Static - 6/10


Napalm Records
Release date: September 25, 2015

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LA based outfit Huntress is centered around ex-playmate, modern witch, ex-DJ but always metallovin’ frontwoman Jill Janus who is certainly a love it or hate it metal singer. What was close to cause pain on their sophomore release Starbound Beast because of Jill’s shrieks and unconventional interpretation of which note would fit into which key has given way to a more classic approach that does not set the band apart so much anymore, but is definitely more enjoyable.

Good old heavy metal reigns on Static, the riffing alters between good on Sorrow and I Want To Wanna Wake Up and boring like on Noble Savage and Four Blood Moons, the melodies are good, but not highly original. The long track “Mania” is the most standing out song on the album where the band even shows their epic side somewhat in the vein of Black Sabbath.

If one leaves all the fuzz, weird image and PR talk of the band aside, Huntress delivers a good album which fails to stand out of the crowd in any way, but is at the same time not worse than at least half the albums that crosses our paths every month. There are good moments that hint at what these musicians may be able to deliver, but for now their potential seems not to be used fully.


  • Frank Jaeger

    Frank was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Bavaria, Germany. He has worked in the games industry for more than 20 years, now on the manufacturing side, before on the publishing end. Before this, he edited and handled the layout for a city mag in northern Germany ... maybe that is why he love being part of anything published. Frank got hooked on Metal at the age of 14 when a friend introduced him to AC/DC. They were listening to The Beatles, Madness, and The Police, and he decided they should move on. Well, they did, Back in Black became Frank's first Metal album, and since Germany is reasonably close to England, they had some small New Waves Of British Heavy Metal washing up on their shores: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Samson, Gillan, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Sweet Savage, Diamond Head, etc. If he had to pick his favorite styles, Prog and Power Metal would be at the top of the list.

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