Portfolio: White Crone – “The Poisoner” 2020 (Traditional Heavy Metal)

Album and press released in 2020

White Crone
Traditional Heavy Metal from Oregon, Portland

The Poisoner
Released independently
February 22nd, 2020

Bandcamp – Spotify – Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

“Lisa Mann made a career as an award winning blues artist, but never lost her love of metal music. Growing up in the mosh pits of the 1980’s, she was inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Black Sabbath, Manowar, Dio and more. A mostly one-woman project, White Crone is a love letter to this grand era of metal, and a lyrical homage to mystical storytelling traditions of yore”

The Poisoner is the debut album from White Crone, Lisa Mann performs vocals, guitars and bass. The blues influences, her experience in the music industry combined with the great presentation and contributions of talented guests makes for a high quality sound that can easily compete with major releases. It’s an independant release with the quality of a AAA release. It’s strongly influenced by Mercyful Fate, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden but also would be perfect for fans of modern bands like Smoulder or Hela. The bass on this one is incredible and plays a prominent role in the music.

The Poisoner has received many press accolades and social media praise, more than I can update this page with. It was included on many Album of The Year lists on social media and websites such as AltCtrl


“I absolutely love all these songs. They have a vintage tone but feel like a breath of fresh air. And can I say, I love the bass opening to “The Poisoner” – Metal-Temple 10/10

“‘The Poisoner’ has a real 70’s hard rock and metal vibe to it with some heavy blues laden riffs all accentuated by Mann’s beautiful voice. These tracks have a dark, rich tone to them that would appeal to fans of early Judas Priest, but in particularly, Mann’s rich timbre and tone draws parallels to Ronnie James Dio, particularly with his work with both Rainbow and Black Sabbath, but also something more contemporary having the appeal of Jennie-Ann Smith from Avatarium” – Metalheads Forever 85/100

“This indeed sounds like a bow before the classics and the masters that did perform them in the days of old. Lisa left nothing to chance, drums, guitars, and bass… everything sounds great” – Reflections Of Darkness 7.5/10

“THE POISONER in all aspects is a true blue metal opus. While there is no genre-defying creativity in terms of the style here, what we have been presented with is an original sounding band. The musical vibe is that of classic to traditional heavy metal with a bit of the gothic goodness hinted here and there.” Metal-Rules 4/5

“The composition of the individual songs is exciting, with feel changes that take listeners down serpentine paths.” – Alternate Control

Interview with Ever Metal

Interview with Zach Moonshine

Video interview with Rat Salad

News at Sputnik Music

News at The Music Bugle

Video premiere at World Metal Scene

Abrasive Noise Spotify Playlist

Review in Spanish at Subterraneo Webzine

Noob Heavy solo project microdose + CD giveaway

News at Exhi Metal

More can be found on White Crone’s Bandcamp page

Published by Melinda (Carcassbomb)

I write about music I care about and yell on social media.

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