Category: Review

  • MU – Discovery of the AVALON Mini Album Review

    2 years, 7 months ago, by Laura Cooper

    MU have re-vamped their name, teamed up with KAMIJO, and have made their first official release with the mini-album Discovery of the AVALON. While the earlier tracks keep more to a formula, the more recent...

  • ZIN’s Spring Love Story, Sakura no Koi

    Osaka-based ZIN continue to leave their mark on the visual kei world as their fourth single Sakura no Koi presents a range of the band’s talents and styles. The diversity of the four songs split between two...

  • Awoi’s Individualistic Futekigou na Ringo

    Awoi’s Futekigou na Ringo brings six fresh interpretations of the darker side of the current state of humanity for fans to sink their teeth into. This mini album release deals with the concept of...

  • girugamesh’s Best Live Songs All Gathered on One...

    This March, girugamesh dropped their latest release LIVE BEST, a collection of songs pulled largely from girugamesh’s back-catalogue of songs most often played live. LIVE BEST is a powerful album that...

  • Schwarz Stein Mark Comeback with GEBET

    Although it has been at least 10 years since Schwarz Stein released new material, Kaya and Hora prove with the release of GEBET that they haven’t lost their touch for the gothic-electronica style. The single...

  • GREMLINS Tinker with Japanese Tradition with Yue,

    GREMLINS' [Yue,] features cover art that hints at traditional Japanese music experimentation for the title track, while the other two original tracks tilt back toward more standard rock with interesting...

  • ViViD’s merry, pop-punk Pendulum

    Pendulum is a well-rounded release in which it’s hard to find a track to dislike. The heavy use of palm muting and simple yet interesting melodies under Shin’s melodic and benign vocals makes for a...

  • Shikisai: an exciting, nostalgic NoGoD

    This is, without a doubt, a lovingly crafted album perfect for NoGoD fans. It is, at the same time, fascinating in its ability to show three sides of the band: their old sound, their live sound, and their...

  • DuelJewel’s Time Traveling Release, Chronos

    DuelJewel’s first single of 2014, Chronos, is an explosive release that offers three radically different sides of the band and incorporates fresh sounds and styles from not only different genres but also...

  • DIAURA’s 2nd Album FOCUS

    DIAURA’s 2nd album FOCUS entertains listeners with 11 songs, including the band’s prized tune “SIRIUS” which was released last summer. Containing a soulful journey, the album starts with lighter songs...