Noun: Holy Hell
Noun (AKA lead singer/guitar shredder of Screaming Females, Marissa Paternoster) will release her debut solo LP sometime this June. The solo work purports to be a “mellower, more melodic” version of the Females’ group work. Here is the lead single, “Holy Hell” which though it is a little mellower than the SF’s music, is still a pretty intense guitar workout. There is definitely some Fleetwood Mac influence here, mostly in Paternoster’s vocal resemblance to Stevie Nicks. This is certainly louder and more aggressive than anything Nicks ever did though – the guitars are quick and choppy, and Paternoster sings “holy hell is my name” like she really means it.
— Jon Behm