Women in Metal: Crushing the Stereotype One Riff at a Time (Music Film Review)


by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Women in Metal: Crushing the Stereotype One Riff at a Time is a music film/documentary by Bruce Moore of Brutally Delicious Productions.

Bruce himself says: 
“It is finally here. A lot of hard work went into this film and I sincerely hope you dig it. 
Please follow the link below for viewing options and remember to please check out & support the bands in this film.

I can remember at school in the 1970s, friends buying Roxy Music albums mainly for their album covers, and I am old enough to remember Cher when she remembered to put her dress on over her underclothes before she came out onto the stage to perform.

Still, time moves on and even now we have any number of female musicians who are an integral part of the Heavy Metal scene. Not just as singers, but guitarists and drummers as well. We were able to catch up with a number of musicians to find out what attracted them to the hard and heavy music world and if they had a story of how they took the plunge, what challenges they faced, and how things have changed, or if they have at all.”

You can watch the film below:



The film comes in at just under an hour and a half. It is a very interesting insight into the metal world as a female musician and features female musicians from all over the world (UK, US, France, Finland, Sweden). What I found most compelling was just hearing all the stories of how they got into the metal word-initially, regardless of their gender this is always great to hear and their transitions into this and their stories whether they were good or bad were very real and inspiring.

It features some well-known female musicians from bands such as Cradle Of Filth and Sister Sin but it is also a great way to discover new bands that you might not have encountered before. I looked up all artists featured and found some brilliant new music so I highly recommend you check them all out and support them!

Here are links to all the bands featured so be sure to check them out:

Cradle Of Filth https://www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth/

Sister Sin https://www.facebook.com/SisterSin/

Edge Of Paradise – https://www.facebook.com/EdgeOfParadiseBand/

Reign Of Z – https://www.facebook.com/ReignofZ/

Ogarya https://www.facebook.com/Ogarya/

Auditory Armory https://www.facebook.com/auditoryarmory/

Hexed https://www.facebook.com/hexedmetal/

Napalm kitten https://www.facebook.com/napalmkittenband/

Lost Nebula https://www.facebook.com/lostnebulamx/

Ironborne https://www.facebook.com/ironborne/

Celtachor https://www.facebook.com/celtachor/

SYNN https://www.facebook.com/SYNN99

Xero https://www.facebook.com/xerobandpage/

Owl Maker https://www.facebook.com/owlmakermetal/

It is clear to see that a lot of hard work went into putting this together and Bruce has done a great job with it, making an inspiring and interesting music documentary. It acknowledges the past and how things have evolved for the better as luckily now women are more widely accepted and respected than ever within the metal genre and ends on an empowering and positive note from Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle Of Filth about how it shouldn’t matter what your gender is, it should just be down to the music and hopefully that will be something that continues to rise in the future and gender will be irrelevant within music.

This is definitely a must-watch for all metal fans and a great way to discover new music so be sure to find the time to check it out and enjoy!


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