Someone once claimed to me that metal was just for white men, that there were no women or minorities in metal. Obviously this is not true. We have metal groups from all over the world, including Africa, South America, and Asia. I don't need to point out how ridiculous that comment is. There are even African American musicians in groups from the U.S.A., including Suffocation, God Forbid, and Hirax among others. This post is more geared towards the women comment though. I present Exhibit A to the court , Lacuna Coil singer Christina Scabbia:
Lacuna Coil basically is popular solely for Scabbia. The music is nothing new or inspired, normal gothic metal, emphasis on the metal part. A lot of people view them as a heavier Evanescence, which is not true. Lacuna Coil has been around longer, play better music, and Scabbia is hotter than Amy Lee. Sorry.