Review: 五人一首 (Gonin-Isshu) – 内視鏡世界 (Naishikyo-Sekai)

You know Japan? You remember Japanese metal? (Example 1; Example 2) 五人一首 are not so different.

I would label them as progressive metal, however not a trope-following progressive metal band, more like a progressist metal band that other would more likely categorize as experimental or avant-garde, and they wouldn’t be wrong either. Female-fronted progressist metal bands are quite a gem nowadays, the singers often have to share that spot with secondary vocalists to do the harsh part of the singing, but it’s not the case here, Anoji sings both melodic and harsh … Read more

Cyclamen – Memories Music Video; What if Devin Townsend were a Japanese guy?

Cyclamen is a Japanese band that has a definitive Devin Townsend Atmosphere-and-Chug wall of sound going on that I’m really digging. Their EP, Memories, Voices is available on iTunes for Download, and the whole thing is pretty damned solid.


-Trapper… Read more