Few musical genres can set my pulse racing like German metal. German bands — Accept, Rammstein, Scorpions — tend to balance aggression and melodies in a way that skews them toward symphonic and danceable angles. While most metal groups make me want to raise my fist and yell, German bands make me want to sing opera and swing my partner. Teutonic rock goddess Doro Pesch does most of her singing in English and falls into this camp of power ballads and old-school anthems. A Doro concert is a good-natured and gentle immersion into the realm of metal, but Pesch — who reminds me of Victoria's Secret inspired by Ronnie James Dio — isn't afraid to kick out the jams either. Sister Sin opens.
Doro plays Friday, February 8, 8 p.m. at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. $12-$15. frontgatetickets.com.