In Hate Dies Hard, the former Phizzy Lager singer makes her debut with a band that now sounds like a darker take on Evanescence. On Neverending Sundown, the Kent quartet's fourth release in nearly 12 years, Roquelin transforms HDH from cultish guitar-rockers to a hyper-melodic, siren-fronted outfit with a less-is-more approach that could inspire a much larger fan base. Steve Blankenship's guitars bristle and crunch, leaving the harmony to Roquelin, who holds a note like nobody else on the scene. She's not quite the looker Amy Lee is -- but she doesn't need the extra help.
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