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Pick Of The Week: Butcher Babies

Now the prospect of a Playboy girl in a heavy metal band wearing nothing but a short skirt and nipple tape is a fantasy many men may have. Of course this will always stay as just a fantasy… or will it.

Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies at Comic Con. Picture by Anime Nut, http://www.flickr.com/people/animenut/

Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies at Comic Con. Picture by Anime Nut, http://www.flickr.com/people/animenut/

The self-proclaimed “leaders of slut metal” are Bring The Music’s pick of the week.

Just to warn you, extremely attractive women wearing very little may proceed – I present LA metal-heads Butcher Babies.

For all of you who haven’t had the pleasure to watch Butcher Babies, they’re basically a cross between heavy metal and porn.

They bring about a whole new meaning to “the hottest band in the world.”

The fact that the two frontwomen, Carla Harvey, a former Playboy anchorwoman, and Heidi Shepherd, enter the stage drenched in blood with only black crosses to cover their modesty, help towards my analogy.

Now we’ve had attractive frontwomen before, such as Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless and Amy Lee from Evanescence, so we are used to women dominating the stage.

What we may not be used to is the beautiful womanly figure on show for all to see. I feel it’s a look that should catch on.

Here are Butcher Babies covering Pantera‘s Fucking Hostile:

Now do you see where I’m coming from? Every man in that audience is probably stunned stiff, no pun intended.

I feel a little sorry for the other members of the band: Henry Flury on guitar, Jason Klein on bass, and Chris Warner on drums, who seem to simply be puppets playing along as the stage is dominated by the scantily clad women.

But do you know what? They aren’t half bad. The fact that Heidi can hit those deep roars and high-pitched screams, twinned with Carla’s almost snarly vocals really brings their music to life.

With this setup being a rarity the band may have hit a gap in the market as not enough bands, in my opinion, are fronted by women.

Here is Butcher Babies’ Blonde Girls All Look The Same:

Bring The Music’s verdict

I would love to hear more from this band, however I was unable to find their eagerly awaited EP anywhere.

Butcher Babies are a band that could go far as everything is there: good riffs, solid vocals and an interesting look which makes people take notice.

Now although I would love to stare, I mean listen, to them all day I can’t help but feel that the gimic makes me take them less seriously as musicians.

If they’re planning to be taken seriously in the industry, maybe it should be less cleavage and more music.

Saying this I will be first on the ticket list when they’re next at a venue near me.

Hopefully I’ll see you there, I’ll be the one with my jaw on the floor.


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