• Sun. May 26th, 2024

QFT’s Live in Space: Symphonic Metal at its Finest!

Doro Pesch, Elize Ryd, and Floor Jansen are some of the most well known female voices in metal. However, if you haven’t heard the name Linnea Vikström, you need to add it to the top of your list NOW!



QFT (Quantum Field Theory) has released Live in Space, a concept album full of catchy guitar solos, heavy drums, and Vikström’s lion’s roar of a voice, which takes us on a journey back to the early days of metal. This is definitely symphonic metal, similar to that of early Dickinson era Iron Maiden, and the fact that it is fronted by a woman makes it even better.

Kicking off the album and setting the tone is “The End of the Universe”, which starts out a bit slow but slowly picks up to deliver a taste of what’s to come. One track after another is a punch to the gut, rounded out nicely by a cover of Björk’s “Joga”. Even if you aren’t a fan of Björk, I promise you’ll dig this one.

If you are a fan of bands like Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Amaranthe, and Dio, you need this album added to your collection. Hell, do it in the name of science.



PHOTO CREDIT: All photos ©QFT – Used with Permission

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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