Would there be any difference if she did leave the band? She would still be called Otep either way.
Good first review. I saw her a couple years ago when she was touring for Smash The Control Machine and it was a pretty good show. I agree with you about her voice live. Sometimes when you hear a voice on the albums you're not sure if the singer can duplicate that live but Otep sure as hell can. Her voice, especially her scream, is ten times more powerful live. It just engulfs the whole venue and demands your attention. I don't know how her throat isn't killing her after each performance.