I have always had a love-hate relationship with female-fronted bands; love because women rock, and hate because I secretly have always wanted to front a metal band. I have to be honest, I had never heard of Sick N’ Beautiful before this release and I’m kind of digging their whole “we hail from another planet vibe”. But that’s it.
This eclectic metal band - from the planet “Acheron” - draw influences from Alice Cooper to Nine Inch Nails and even Rob Zombie. It’s pretty evident in the music; vocally, I have no idea who I can even compare Herma to. It’s hard, because she’s a chameleon on every track - at times a possessed Lady Gaga, in a good way.
The band is ridiculously talented - it’s not too heavy on the electronica and their hooks are pretty awesome. That said, there’s nothing really making me want to replay a track. I think I would rather listen to this album sans vocals, maybe keeping “All Wanna Go To Heaven” - by the time that song hit, my ears became accustomed to their sound and didn’t bleed, and then I thought, alright, it’s not so bad.
Element of Sex Track Listing:
01. Fire True
03. All Wanna Go To Heaven
06. HeXxX (The Element Of Sex)
08. New Witch 666 (The Rising)
09. Heart December (Gates II)
Run Time: 34:13 Release Date: June 29, 2018 Record Label: Rosary Lane Records
Enjoy the video game-inspired video for “Megalomanical”.