For those of you who already had a chance to see (and hear!) this sucker, my apologies for being late to the party. I’d actually normally just slip something like this toward the Weekeder on account of my being so late to it, but it’s the kind of thing that I want to have as a standalone post because people looking around for loud idols deserve to walk right into something this loud:
This isn’t the first go-around for PREDIANNA in these parts, but I daresay that it’s the awesomest, with a little bit of extra edge. At issue is that I don’t have a lot of exposure to the other groups in the DIANNA family, so whether this unit’s run through real-deal rock sounds is on-point to be different or to stay true to a familial brand, I can’t say. I can say that I wish more idols would at least go this far.
I also, I dunno, I was thinking the other day that maybe some of this whole loud-rebel-idol-anti thing was starting to have run its course, a fad that really flipped a switch in 2012 and, five years later, was kind of exhausted; there are new groups in the scene, and established groups dabbling still, but just comparing this year to last feels a little deflated in comparison. Or maybe the relative success of our PassCodes and whatnot moved the dial in an unexpected direction? I might just be making it up, too.
But I say that because hearing a PREDIANNA (or Maria, I’m looking in your direction) give it some gas makes me think that there may be life in these legs yet. There’s a whole new set of fans for idol now that this little phenomenon kicked off, and where there’s a market, there’s going to be people after it, and a whole mess of young women have come of age in a world where it’s cool to be both metal and idol at the same time, and that probably sounds like a good time.
Kind of like this song!