Well the time has come on this lazy Labor Day to cap off my list of what I consider the Top 9 Hottest Rocker Chicks around today. So far we've hit on some extraordinary talent that looks a little like this:
Tarja Turunen, Sharon den Adel, Lacey Mosley, Carly Smithson, Emma Anzai, and Amy Lee. You'll notice that the line up so far has included women from all over the world, the top three will be no different.
So without further rambling and stalling, lets explore the top three ladies on the list.(I would love to mean that literally.)
3.) Maria Brink - In The Moment
Anyone who dares to cover Blondie's - Call Me as a metal song, definitely deserves a shot on this list. That is exactly what Maria Brink and In This Moment did and it is how I was introduced. After that I was intrigued and scared. This inked up heroine from Los Angeles is the girl that shows up in the nightmares of small children but also in the fantasies of grown men. Ok, maybe just in my dreams....
Her style of singing combines lurid, fragile lyrics with an explosion of emotion and rage. This creates a seduction that you almost feel dirty giving into, but you do just to see how far it goes. The songs Beautiful Tragedy and The Promise are examples of her ability to draw you in to sympathize for her but before you can turn back, she will level you. With the latest two tracks Blood and Whore, lets just say children better avert their eyes.
Maria's unspoken taboo side is what has drawn me to be infatuated with her music. After actually giving it a good listen it put her in the top 3.
2.) Cristina Scabbia - Lacuna Coil
Next to a Ferrari, Cristina Scabbia is the hottest thing to come out of Italy. Actually scratch that, I'd take her over the Ferrari any day just based on her voice alone. As the lead singer of Lacuna Coil, she has made a solid name for herself as a hard working, hard rocking artist over their career. Maybe that's why she's been sought after to make guest appearances on songs for Alter Bridge, a re-release of Megadeath's A Tout le Monde, and the second artist on my countdown that joined Apocalyptica on a track. All of this name dropping goes to show for her singing ability but also that you know when you put her in a video people are going to watch.
Aside from her vocal credentials, she's a drop dead elegant beauty. I found it hard to believe that someone that gorgeous of a woman, that carried herself with such grace, could be such a hard rocker. I became a believer early on listening to Lacuna Coil and letting my mind get lost in the lyrics while day dreaming of her. Cristina is the whole package, an infatuation I will always have. For that, she damn near took the top spot on my list.
Well that just leaves the #1 spot.....
Come on, could it be anyone else on top? I will pause a moment for those of you that need to take all of this rock goddess in............ better?
Often referred to as my future wife, Lzzy Hale has had me under a spell since day one. Halestorm's self titled '09 release,changed my rock music world forever with this vixen front and center killing the mic and hooking me on every song. This album was one of the last physical CD's I purchased just so that I could have the liner notes. At the time they debuted on the big stage there was very little known of this Pennsylvania band that now has practically become a household name, even being featured on Glee.(That one surprised even me)
From the start, Lzzy's no-holds-barred rock style and sexy rocker chick demeanor drew me in every time. She's not up there to show off her looks but rather to show that she's a pure rocker, plain and simple. In doing that, she's more powerful and appealing than any other, all without having to try. Lzzy is a natural, an animal that devours the lyrics of a song, puts her rock attitude into it and presents them in a way that you can't help but fall in love with. She is the epitome of hard rock sex appeal with the chops that will destroy the competition. That is what puts her at the top of the countdown.
Now, I can go on all day tripping over my tongue as I have just proven, but I'd rather let you explore a few of my favorite visual aides.
Whew! I'm spent. I hope you enjoyed the journey through this little list as much as I did. I've already had people questioning my placement of some of these artists as well as others that weren't included. To that I'll say, oh well. Write up a list to challenge this one and I will respect your choices as I hope you did mine.
Thank you for your interest.