i0th wrote:"Female Fronted Metal" isn't a fucking genre of music anymore than "gay fronted metal" or "black guy fronted metal".
Having a woman singing doesn't mean you're similar. Are you really gonna put Arch Enemy, Nightwish, Warlock, Lacuna Coil and Tristania in the same genre? Fuck's sake.
You're wrong. Yes, the term "female fronted metal" in its literal sense simply means that singer is female. But realistically, when people use that term, they're referring to a specific group of bands with a specific type of sound. And no, that doesn't include Arch Enemy, Holy Moses or Dylath-Leen, despite them nominally qualifying.