“Good for a girl”. Speak those words to the faces of the members of Crucified Barbara and no matter your size, they will kick your ass. And rightfully so. Let’s just make one thing clear, music has nothing to do with your sex, it’s about how well you play and how good songs you write, nothing else. The epitome “girl-band” is stupid. Crucified Barbara and every other band that consists only of women are rock bands. Just rock bands. That’s the way they should be judged. The fact that these words even has to be said / written is just plain sad. So let’s just continue with this review about a hard rocking kick-ass rock band. Crucified Barbara formed in Stockholm, Sweden back in 1998 as a punky rock band but when they signed their recording contract in 2003 they had already changed their style to a more hard rock style, albeit a noisy and punky kind. The band – Mia Coldheart (lead vocals, guitar), Klara Force (guitar), Ida Evileye (bass) and Nicki Wicked (drums) (you just gotta love those stage names) – released their debut album, the aptly titled In Distortion We Trust in 2005 and created a buzz around Stockholm right away. The album was released world-wide, but I’m not sure how it did outside of Sweden. The follow up, Til Death Do Us Party (2009) was produced by Swedish singer Mats Levén (Swedish Erotica, Treat, Yngwie Malmsteen, Therion and now Candlemass), who gave them a less noisy and punky sound, but these girls could still rock with the best of them and 2012’s The Midnight Chase made sure they sure they were still in the public eye and a force to be reckoned with.