Personal opinion + little back story…
You can be religious and an anarchist without the two clashing in any manner. I was in a very strict religious household. I went to a Christian private school. Church every damn sunday for 12 years. I still follow my beliefs and my religion, but i dont believe i have to bow and obey the oppressive reign of a fucked up government who doesnt care about us.
I believe in peace. I believe in equality. I believe in freedom for all…not this illusion we call “freedom.” Now I’m not saying to go and riot either. Anarchy is not a blind fury of violence and chaos. No man has the authority or right to tell you whats best for you and your body no matter gender, race, or economic status. Love your neighbour, and take care of your own. God bless
Ray, Japanese band composed by four young girls, with pretty faces and nice clothes, typical concept of most pop acts of the scene, the only thing is that they are not a pop act, but their genre is definitely maturer. Their first album is a clear example of this; strong guitar lines and good electronic shades accompany the tracks, driven by a light and shaded voice, building up themes with an uncommon structure, closer to Western shoegaze bands. Ray is one of the bands you wouldn’t expect to get into, but when it happens, it’s easy to enjoy their sound.
Mama. is one of the most rising visual kei acts of the recent years, born from the ashes of the short-lived project Morphine. Following up a series of decent singles, the band released a mini-album showing off all the features of their sound, alternated between heavy and soft, with energetic lines and good vocals, where the songs don’t appear dull as they would seem. Mama. have a long path next to them and the time will say if they will be able to rise up within the scene.
Toko Miura is not a name people would normally know, but if you are a fan of Radwimps, you should know that she became quite popular for having joined as guest vocal in the song Shukusai. Delicate vocals immersed in soft and touching melodies are the main ingredient of her first mini-album, a simple but passionate product of pop music, worth to be listened.
The Japanese metal scene is growing more and more every day and Foad is another important name to add to the list of the most promising bands. Their first work in two years brings up an adrenalinic sound, completed by compelling rhythms, along with piercing vocals and unpredictable shades distributed in each song, showing that Foad has an own technique and energy, distinct from the other bands of the genre.
Considered as one of the best voices of Japanese pop, Leo Ieiri always distinguished herself for her soft but really efficient tone, making her fit for any kind of sound. In her latest EP she brings her voice into a series of catchy and fresh tracks, featuring both slow and fast notes, according to the situation, and never fails in building up a solid final result in each one of them. Light and swift as few, Leo Ieiri is surely one of the faces of Japanese pop’s future.
The first mention of the month goes to the musician Daisuke Kurosawa, known as a composer for the GuitarFreaks & DrumMania series and also for owning a cover band. Since 2013, he started a series of albums, which this is one is the third, bringing his talent in rock and metal music within his works. The final result is a solid instrumental album, made of an interesting mix between electronic and nice rock notes.
Muscle Soul is a not so known post-rock band based on Nagoya, whose musical style is closer to shoegaze, but including also alternative shades. In their newest EP, composed only by four tracks, their sound is shown through articulated rhythms, featuring vibrant guitar lines and electronic notes, and fascinating vocals, providing an unique aura in each song, in a really good musical product.
If you know the Japanese female metal band Cyntia, you should know that the former singer Saki has started a solo project following the band’s hiatus. Her first album summarizes at best her style, which doesn’t have lost the energy which accompained her in the past, combining energy and charisma in a single blow, all in a metal key. Saki joins some other colleagues of hers in building a promising project such as her previous band and we couldn’t be more happy of that.
AUGUST BURNS RED new song ‘STANDING IN THE STORM’
AUGUST BURNS RED — JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass] — are starting 2021 off strong. The Lancaster-based band has just dropped the animated video for a brand new song called ‘Standing in the Storm.’
Something just arrived
Inked Table Batlefield by GraveArt
hi have miku
For a thousand days I watched the vultures circle overhead
And I counted the ways the world would be blessed when I finally reached my end
OF MICE & MEN // OBSOLETE
“My body aches, my mind is weak
There’s a hole in my heart that can’t be filled
Can I survive the tide?
Or will the storm take me away?!”
Genres: metalcore, electronicore, post hardcore
1. The Arrival 1:01
2. #OIMATEWTF (ft. Denis Stoff) 3:37
3. Fork Tongued 3:09
4. Ladies & Gentlemen… I Give You Hell 3:51
5. LAX 2:23
6. You Call That a Knife? This Is a Knife! 4:07
7. Storm in a Teacup 3:22
8. Help Me to Help You 3:03
9. Déjà Vu 3:11
10. Insomniac 4:36
11. RVG 4:48
12. ‘Til Death 4:09
13. The Departed 2.0 3:58
14. Welcome to My Worlds 2:49