My Apocalypse

Angela Gossow wasn’t the first woman in Heavy Metal, but she may have been the first woman to sing the Death Metal, Death Growl. She is the first I ever knew of anyway. For years she was the lead singer for Arch Enemy. Then she stepped down to be the manager of that group (and a couple of others).

This is “My Apocalypse” by Arch Enemy from the 2005 album Doomsday Machine. Angela Gossow was still lead singer at the time, doing her signature Death Growl. Here’s a link to the lyrics, because Death Growl.

Do or Die

There aren’t too many women doing the Death Metal, Death Growl. Angel Gossow is one of the best. I can’t say she beat others to that, but she was lead singer for Arch Enemy until 2014. Since then she has managed a couple of groups including Arch Enemy and Amaranthe. This is the first musical outing since she left Arch Enemy.

Amaranthe is usually Nils Molin doing clear vocals, Elize Ryd singing soprano and Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson doing “harsh” vocals, though I don’t think he sings on this song. Morten Løwe Sørensen on drums and Johan Andreassen on bass and Olof Mörck playing guitars and keyboards round out the group.

This is “Do or Die” by the group Amaranthe featuring vocals by Angela Gossow. It from the 2020 album Manifest, which is due to be released in October. You can find the lyrics at this link, because Death Growl.