The Most Brutal Woman Alive

If there was an election for “Most Brutal Woman Alive” I would give my vote to Amber Valentine from the black metal band Jucifer. I got to see them this weekend in Philadelphia. At first I was in the back of the venue just listening to the evil sounds coming from the stage when my friend was like, “Hey is that a girl?” We got closer to watch the show and discovered it wasn’t a full band making this huge sound, just a drummer and one girl armed with a wall of amplifiers. Her guitar shook the floor and her vocals growled like that chick in the Exorcist movie. I almost expected her head to start spinning around or chunky green vomit to shoot out of her mouth. It was that intense. Check out Jucifer’s myspace to hear for yourself (make sure your speakers have bass). If you’re a metal fan just start out with the first track “Hiroshima”. If you’re a light weight you may want to skip to something more palatable like “She Tides The Deep”. Jucifer is touring the East Coast right now, check them out if you can.

Derek Adams

Orchid Footwear head hancho. Lover of beer, iphones and backflips.