The band first came to my attention when they were signed by Gene Simmons, to his then resurrected $immons Records, but that deal seemed to have come and gone faster than a hiccup. Their material has always been either hit or miss for me, but I do think that they really started really honing in on their craft with the release of Prevail I. They have always been a heavy metal band, with a grasp on the bands that influenced them, but have always maintained a sense of the present as well. The first track released off of Prevail II has taken that a step further, and is among the best things I’ve heard from the band. Yes the track is full of social commentary, but it seems as if every component of the band shines on this track. Where other female fronted bands have seemed to become a flash in the pan, or they’ve somehow become stuck in a sub-genre, Kobra Paige’s voice seems to have become more aggressive and powerful with time. Sure they continue to do what got them to the dance, but they keep refining and getting better their music, melody, without falling into a lot of the same pitfalls others have run into to try and stay relevant.