Category: Review

  • Viju Love Night Volume 30 ミニレポ

    3 years, 7 months ago, by Chika Yoshizawa

    With DJs from Kra and LOST ASH along with photographer Susumu Miyawaki and regulars Akemi Oshima (producer of the event) and Pockoon as well as Viju-born DJ unit Aurora Yonnin Musume (Eru. from Awake and GAKU...

  • STARGAZER Reviewed

    While maintaining strong atmospheric resemblance to some of DaizyStripper’s classics, the two songs of the new single STARGAZER are in a class of their own. The unprecedented shine of “STARGAZER” and the...

  • Silver Ash Are REBORN in Exhilarating Style

    REBORN is the second single release from Silver Ash since their return to the international music stage. It is a bold statement from a band that is determined not to be pushed down and are ready to take their...

  • akai SKY Prove Their VK Mettle with Heart,Attack

    akai SKY are a band hailing from the US but with designs to play good old fashioned Japanese rock with influences from L'Arc en Ciel and older visual bands. This recent single, Heart, Attack shows a band with...

  • FEST VAINQUEUR’s 4th Single: TRISKELION

    In most releases, the single’s title song comes first but in TRISKELION, the title bears no relation to any of the tracks. From the beginning, we can see that this release is as unique as the preceding...

  • lynch. Return to Form with Ballad

    BALLAD is a curious beast. In the hands of the very capable lynch., it has a fresh sound and unveils its charms gradually—rewarding repeat listening.  ...

  • defspiral March Release, GLARE

    Having announced three consecutive releases, one per month from March to May, defspiral started off with the heavy GLARE. When all is said and done, defspiral’s rock sound is a collusion of the full range of...

  • NINJAMAN JAPAN Electrify with Raijin

    In their new double A-Side single, Raijin, NINJAMAN JAPAN offer another dose of their pop-metal style without straying too far from their formula. The first track, “Raijin,” is a song in search of a...

  • NoGoD Back with a Roar in V

    V brings experimental flourishes and nods to prog rock while delivering some storming visual kei. While there are a few quibbles along the way V is, overall, a sure winner for NoGoD.  ...

  • Moon Stream Double Down at PMX

    Visual kei unit Moon Stream, the US-based project of Echostream's Tomo and solo artist Satsuki, headlined the music portion of Pacific Media Expo November 9-11, performing two full concerts in addition to talk...