The 69 of 2010
ROKKYUU's 6 best albums and 9 best singles of 2010 as well as the 69 of fashion!
Building up with a muted and anticipatory opening–all echoing guitar and background noise–Sorrow slams into its full rocking glory with a piano motif overlaying Naoki’s superb drumming, and an irrepressible chugging guitar riff that seems to build up as the song goes on, reaching its crescendo in a wonderfully widdly guitar solo that only propels the song that much harder into its closing.
Ai’s gloriously guttural growling juxtaposed with the cleaner, lyrical melodies that drive through the majority of the song are a surefire demonstration of how Deathgaze are confidently seated in the metalcore genre. “Irredeemably Evil,” the second track on this release, is characterized by its charging, relentless drumming and accompanied by a full-on guitar assault and screaming vocals, making this hardcore number immediately distinct from its predecessor. While “Sorrow” shows where Deathgaze are heading, “Irredeemably Evil” is very much reminiscent of older metal influences and also demonstrates just how heavy this band can get. The single really highlights how successfully Deathgaze are evolving. As a testament to how much I liked it, or just how high my pain threshold is, I was replaying the chorus of ‘Sorrow’ in my head while being tattooed. If you’ve ever tried to have a clear thought when you’re being stabbed with needles, you’ll twig how much this single deserves listening to.
(2 track CD) Track list:
- Irredeemably Evil
- Laura Cooper