Music Review: GUILD – Love Machine

Music Review: GUILD – Love Machine

ギルド (GUILD) has released their new single “LOVEマシーン” (Love Machine) on January the 1st. Without waiting any seconds from the announce of the release, I ordered two of the three different editions and here are my thoughts! “LOVEマシーン” is a song from Morning Musume, released in 1999. The band made a brilliant cover, including the end of the 90s spirit mixed with rock sounds. This is a festive track that will surely make you dance…

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Movie Review: Crows Explode (2014)

Movie Review: Crows Explode (2014)

Title: Crows Explode Japanese Title: クローズ EXPLODE Director: Toshiaki Toyoda Runtime: 129 min. Genre: action Last year was released the 3rd instalment from the movies “Crows”. As the first two films are my very favorite, I decided to give this one a chance. I know, there is no more Genji (Oguri Shun) as the story follows actions one month after his graduation, but there is too much young actors, who deserve a watch. As we…

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Music Review: Develop One's Faculties – フラスコ振ると天秤揺れた

Music Review: Develop One's Faculties – フラスコ振ると天秤揺れた

Develop One’s Faculties was formed this year, and already impressed me with their first PV preview for “フラスコ振ると天秤揺れた”. I got very curious to hear more so I bought this single that was released on December the 20th. The main track, “フラスコ振ると天秤揺れた”(Furasuko furu to tenbin yure ta) is a very dynamic song already from the beginning with this surprising yet addictive guitar line. The voice of Yuya gives more intensity and extent to this very good…

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Music Review: Codomo Dragon – SODOM

Music Review: Codomo Dragon – SODOM

  Codomo Dragon is back with their 7th single “SODOM”. Released on November 26th, the single was available in four different versions, with different side tracks for the two regular editions. The main track “SODOM” is a crazy track at the same image of the band’s usual compositions. With heavy guitar sounds in the verses and some shouts, the voice of Hayato softens the chorus without removing any of the loud rock atmosphere of the…

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Music Review: Purple Stone – Amazuppai Mango

Music Review: Purple Stone – Amazuppai Mango

Purple Stone is finally back with their first single, after that vocalist keiya was back healthier. “Amazuppai Mango” has been released on November 26th in two different editions. The regular one was available on iTunes so I gave a listen to it with expectations. The main track, “甘酸っぱいマンゴー” (Amazuppai Mango) is a very addictive song in my opinion. It’s been several days that I have it in my head and I can’t get rid of…

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Music review: Calmando Qual – Zetsubou no Gosenfu

Music review: Calmando Qual – Zetsubou no Gosenfu

  It’s already been a while since this Mini Album was released (April 23rd. 2014) However because Calmando Qual will release their “best album” next year (January 14th) I decided to publish this review here. On the best album you can find “Gareki no Yume” which was released on this mini-album. The official intro for this album is: “Despair and hope,” “dreams and reality,” “death and rebirth”… The harmony of melody and soul dancing on the…

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Music Review: Shounenki – BANG ME

Music Review: Shounenki – BANG ME

  The band Shounenki has released their fourth single named “BANG ME” on October 22nd. The single includes 2 new songs, available in two editions (regular and limited). As I particularly affectionates this band, I was expecting this new release with excitment. The main track “BANG ME” follows the line of the previous single “ガゼルバベル” with an original introduction, followed by a strong guitar line. The song is complete with the nice voice of Kou…

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Music Review: My Fairytale – Tokyo under note

Music Review: My Fairytale – Tokyo under note

My Fairytale is an all new band from this year. I got the luck to see one of their performances last summer and bought their live limited cd that really was excellent. Now with their first single “Tokyo under note”, released on October 22nd, they are giving the opportunity to listen more about them. This first single, including four tracks, starts up with “Hollow’s Diva”, with a nice introduction already bringing you into the fantasy…

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Music Review: girugamesh – Gravitation

Music Review: girugamesh – Gravitation

After a busy year touring around Japan and Europe, girugamesh is back with a new mini album named “gravitation”! With 5 new songs that we could heard a preview of before the release, the band promised some big tunes to their fans.   This mini album, released on September 24th, starts with “Go Ahead”, with a soft introduction that sounds becomes way more rock with Satoshi’s death voice. A feminine yet a little electronic voice…

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Music Review: ONE OK ROCK – Mighty Long Fall

Music Review: ONE OK ROCK – Mighty Long Fall

After their several performances around the world, ONE OK ROCK who was already very popular, gained a lot of attentions from people not necessarily aware of J-Rock. On July 30th, they released a new single “Mighty long Fall / Decision”, and I hastened myself to order it on iTunes. The title track “Mighty Long Fall” will be used for the movie being released today “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika Hen” (I’m looking forward to watch the…

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