Category: Review

  • Jupiter’s Debut: Blessing of the Future

    3 years, 4 months ago, by Sarah Jones

    The audaciously titled Blessing of the Future is Jupiter's first single and while in their lead track they resort too much to their comfort zone, it is worth it to stay the course as this is a single that...

  • Inside hide MUSEUM, Odaiba 2013

    Some may say that walking into hide MUSEUM is like walking into the past, surrounded on all sides by iconic images and nostalgic memorabilia but the truth is that walking into hide MUSEUM is like walking into...

  • WING WORKS Eclectic Debut VAD†MAN~sorry, this is...

    Lolita 23q bassist RYO:SUKE showcases his eclectic tastes in  VAD†MAN~sorry, this is "MACHINATION"~ the debut single of his solo project, WING WORKS. WING WORKS is described as a fusion of loud rock,...

  • THE MICRO HEAD 4N’s Break New Ground with...

    THE MICROHEAD 4N's have an impeccable visual kei heritage, claiming not only ZERO and Tsukasa from D'espairsRay but also the gifts of RICKY (DASEIN) and KAZUYA (Fanatic Crisis) along with the talented SHUN....

  • Music Video Roundup #1 – 2013

    ROKKYUU's Music Video Roundup for July 2013 takes a close look at: DaizyStripper - Uso to Kagerou, heidi. - Ryuusei Dive, Kameleo - Kimi to NOW and ROYZ - EGOIST.  ...

  • GOTCHAROCKA’s Debut Album, Crisis

    Crisis cements GOTCHAROCKA’s style of strong, guitar-driven melodies with unexpected touches. It emphasizes their willingness to look to both the past and future for musical inspiration.  ...

  • DEATHGAZE Go Pretty with ALLURE

    Unlike the visceral beating of DEAD BLAZE, ALLURE is mellow with a commercial friendly lead track and a pretty, contemplative second in “BEHIND THE SCENES.” It does not step out of the box but it is an...

  • Moran’s jen:ga in Retrospect

    Moran are proving to be one of the most aggressive bands of the time, having released their 1st full album jen:ga in February 2013. Without a doubt, their sound has gotten heavier since acquiring two new...

  • hide TRIBUTE SPIRITs II & III

    These albums are made in tribute to hide who was a free spirit like Japan has never seen and so it is only fitting that they are filled with covers of his songs that strongly convey the original qualities of...

  • Mix Speaker’s Inc. HELL FIRE

    Mix Speaker’s Inc. have a continuous theme of amusement park concept “attractions” and now, Mix Land has moved on to the latest attraction, Deathtopia. The fairy-tale heaven comprised of six angels fell...