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Kittie comes to West Virginia

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I had the opportunity to check out Kittie at the Huntington Music Hall (aka Monkey Bar) on April 4th. The place was packed too, especially for a Tuesday night, about three hundred people rocking out. Unfortunately I arrived late to the show, very late. Though I did manage to catch the last five and a half songs of Kittie’s set.

Kittie is headlining a tour in celebration of their digital EP, Never Again, on Rock Ridge Music. The EP is more of a primer than a major release. It is only three songs of new material; Never Again, Breathe, and This Too Shall Pass. They are also officially breaking in the two new members of band; Trish Doan on bass and Tara McLeod on guitar, both of whom have not toured with Kittie as a headlining act.

The two new girls really tore it up, never missing a beat playing classic Kittie tunes; you could tell they’ve spent some serious time getting to know the material. Tara threw out some kickass guitar solos, which would have made any guys’ balls drop. And Trish was just thumping away on the bass while head banging. As always sisters Morgan and Mercedes kicked ass on stage, they seemed very comfortable in front of the audience, like their in a room full of bothers and sisters.

Though Kittie’s stage presence has changed, this is due primarily to having two new members in the band. Plus Morgan has dyed her hair blonde, which is very striking after seeing her jet black on the band’s last tour. As the front woman of the band this simple change makes a huge difference. Having some blonde belt out demonic bat screeches is not at all what the stereotype implies. It is the look of the band as a whole which has also become cohesive, the young attractive women, more fitting to the band name, they look cute and cuddly. Until they start playing their instruments, at which point you may want to take a step back from the rabid animals on stage.

The last song of the set was Never Again, the title track from their digital EP. I was blown away by this song, the music and the energy which drove them was incredible. I am really looking forward to a full release from these ladies, hopefully later this year. More songs as rough and flat out heavy as Never Again will for sure bring them new fans and break some of the doubters who believe people with vaginas can’t make heavy metal music.

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1. OpethCarnage writes:

Kittie rules, but that review was kind of lame...

# Apr 7, 2006 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Azazel_Begotten writes:

they''re getting raped in West Va....You guys ever see "Deliverance"?

But great to see, they''re getting better

# Apr 7, 2006 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RollMonkey writes:

So, I'm pretty sure Kittie's always been a pretty crappy band.

I never got Kittie. So they have vaginas, who cares.

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. lordpaco18 writes:

i respect what they do, but they suck serious ass

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BodomFan writes:

nothing but a bunch of b*tches on stage

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLACKDOG writes:

KITTIE'S got potential.Hell I'd buy every disc they ever made and pay extra for ticket's and backstage passes to 5 show's before I sat still for one Coheed & Cambria show.I'll tell you that much for nothing.

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Azazel_Begotten writes:

more like Coheed and GAYmbria...(*little joke)

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BLACKDOG writes:

LOL..... I don't know if they are gay but they sure do suck ! lol

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. sevenchurches writes:

^
hey azeal, want to bash some racist bastards?
http://covenworldwide.org/site/comments.php?action=show&id=41

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 9:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RememberMetal? writes:

Kittie are the essential young girl fronted band.

It would be nice if they played with the depth of Tool, the grit and fury of Slayer and the virtuosity of Dream Theatre but they don't....though to their credit, they have come a long way.

When they came out in '99 they sounded like some kind of pop-punk-metal tragedy. It's taken them 7 years but they at least have focus now...sounding something I can imagine critics calling morbid melodic-metal core, heh....

I think they're biggest downfall is doing songs that are pure melody or songs that are purely "done before" gothencore....

They need to mix it up....Make a few long form songs. Tell a story in a song rather than just an idea. Concentrate on better riffs, time changes and solos. Sing and roar in the same song instead of one or the other....I guess it's easier to preach rather than actually do this but Kittie have the potential to be something more but it just never ever happens.

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Xochitl writes:

they're just f***in trying to 'pave the way for females'
they're not doing anything to help them
they're really just setting them -including me- back in the world of metal
well, kittie is more like tardcore

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 4:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. stephanie writes:

i love this band

# May 1, 2006 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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