Bellusira - The Healing

Bellusira The Healing cover
The Healing
Pavement Entertainment
Bellusira is a modern rock female-fronted band, which started out in 2007 and originally comes from Melbourne, Australia. The band relocated in LA (for obvious reasons) in 2014, and started the recordings of its sophomore album “The Healing”.
The founding duo Crystal Ignite (voice) and Mark Dalbeth (bass) were joined by Koichi Fukuda (ex-Static-X) on guitars and Tosha Jones on drums along the way. It’s true that Crystal has a very powerful voice and that’s the band’s no1 trademark. The album was mixed by Dan Whittemore and produced by both Dan Whittemore (Paramore, Macklemore, NE-YO) and Ulrich Wild (White Zombie, Pantera, Deftones). The production is utterly modern & dynamic.
Bellusira is mostly influenced by acts such as Evanescence, Paramore, Flyleaf, The Letter Black, Halestorm, Breaking Benjamin and so forth. That modern alternative pop-rock seems to be quite popular in the States (and not only) these days. The bad thing is that all those modern female-fronted bands have no identity and they do sound a bit of the same. The songwriting is mostly by the book and it feels like you have listen to some of the tracks a thousand times before. Unfortunately, Bellusira do not break that barrier; they play it safe instead. It’s obvious that “The Healing” addresses the fans of the specific genre. The others shouldn’t bother at all.