Category: Review

  • The 69 of 2014

    1 year, 12 months ago, by Leela McMullen, chi.yow, Aki, Amy

    The 69 of 2014 highlights what ROKKYUU discovered to be the best 6 singles and best 9 albums of all the music sampled by staff this year from a variety of bands and styles. Some powerful albums have hit the...

  • FEST VAINQUEUR’s Valencia and Virginia

    After releasing their first full album earlier in the year, FEST VAINQUEUR show no signs of slowing down as proven with July single ‘Valencia and Virginia’ that displays the band’s ability of creating...

  • Lycaon’s New Single, Shadow

    Lycaon fans awaiting the release of Camera Obscura next year have something to tide themselves over with. The quintet has just released their single Shadow, which European fans got a taste of on their recent...

  • DIAURA 10th single “blind message”

    DIAURA’s commemorative 10th single blind message is a powerful song which has a serious and dark message encompassing life and death.  ...

  • THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S “PARASITIC EMOTION”

    THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S have an image of heavy and danceable rhythms yet in the release of their second single of 2014, PARASITIC EMOTION, they present three different types of songs displaying three different...

  • FEST VAINQUEUR’s Passionate LIONHEART

    FEST VAINQUEUR released their first full album LIONHEART in May, kickstarting the summer with a blazing hot album that presents in full the range of elements this band incorporate into their style. The...

  • SRASH NOTES GARDEN’s Summer with Achro and Chrom

    For the summer of 2014, SRASH NOTES GARDEN presented their second and third mini-albums Achro and Chrom, released consecutively in May and June. The two works represent the range of SRASH NOTES GARDEN’s...

  • Femme Fatale Enchant with FREYA

    Among a slew of projects planned for 2014, Kaya is fronting a new band, fittingly named Femme Fatale. First single FREYA gives listeners an enticing preview into another obscure and glamorous world spun by...

  • Pre-Europe Double Review: Born & Lycaon

    With the announcement of a European twoman tour by BORN and Lycaon this September, what better time to take a look back at their latest releases? Both were released in April this year and offer much to...

  • sukekiyo’s debut album, IMMORTALIS

    sukeikiyo’s debut album IMMORTALIS, released on April 30, is a beautiful  album that explores some musical directions that Kyo may not been able to attempt with DIR EN GREY. That’s not to say that fans of...

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