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  1. Kabukichoatmidnight

    Purchased but am currently waiting on the two Jigsaw full lengths. Am curious about the 0th album as didn't find anything they've done too inspiring upto this point (but only heard two or three of the live only releases) and the 1st album sounds a lot more refined with their usual touch of weirdness so am looking forward to that.
  2. Kabukichoatmidnight

    Corey Taylor is the one that gets me most, nothing wrong with his vocals now but he definitely doesn't have that same aggression and gruffness to his voice he did in the Iowa days, RIP voice of the Iowa era... Apparently it was a result of too much drinking more than anything, but damn he sounded good back then. haha.
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    Ah ok! Interesting idea. Not sure they needed to put that on CD rather than a podcast or insta live or whatever but ok. I mean I like the idea about them answering fan questions and whatnot, but on a CD, don't you kind of want music? Not people talking?? lol.
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    I like it, will probably wait for them to release a full length/mini album before buying any of their stuff though. Good, but not blowing me away. 😛
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    Yeah they're not bad! Definitely worth having a listen to more of their stuff if you can. A really nice blend of being heavier but retaining that typical melodious side of V Kei as well which not many bands seem to balance quite as well. (in my opinion anyway, often is a bit black and white with a lot of bands) But tbh I lost interest a bit in them after their full length, not that it was a bad album but just all seemed pretty samey, so feeling like I have enough Verxina to keep me occupied for a while, so unless they release anything exceptionally amazing it'll probably stay that way. But the two singles and full length are enjoyable at least if you're interested in them.
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    Saw they've announced their 2nd single but am a little confused with the tracklist, basically seems both types (as expected it's a 2 type release) have two actual songs and a load of "talks" on them, so am not sure what that will be all about exactly. "Gulugulu radio classroom" seems to be the overall gist, some are listed "strong talk" so am assuming that is perhaps explicit talks or something? Anyway, if anyone can be bothered to look more into the details, post them here, would be cool to know better what's going on with these.
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    Really digging the new song/video so far, but considering the length of the full version it's not even a third of the song so will be interesting to hear it in its entirety. I know it's not something Dir tend to do, but in this case with such an epic length song (presumably there's a full video as well?) I'm surprised they didn't include the full PV in one of the packages at least. Would be epic, the vibe of the song and video fit so well together, am seriously loving it.
  8. Really like the snippet of the 1st album, sounds like they have finally managed to refine their sound and got it together. I actually saw them live last time I was in Japan and really enjoyed their set but haven't been able to enjoy any of the recordings I've heard from the singles so far so am a little skeptical on this 0th album as it seems to be a collection of all that basically. But may get it anyway as a curiosity purchase. haha. Is just a shame the snippets of each song for both albums are so short...
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    Yeah, when I saw them last year he was really struggling with those high screeches but otherwise good performance so no real compaints from me. But tbh, I wouldn't expect someone to be able to pull those off flawlessly every time. lol. But from what I can tell from their latest releases that Sho is stepping away a bit from all the grunting and screeching and focusing a lot more on actual singing so maybe he's already aware he's fucking his voice up so is trying to calm it down a bit. + On the topic of him being a Kyo clone, I don't really agree that he's a clone at all. Only thing that's really similar is he goes for the same kind of range, mixing up the gutturals, screams and clean singing, but that could be said for a lot of V Kei vocalists surely? Doesn't make them a clone of Kyo for using different vocal styles, I welcome it in fact, a vocalist who doesn't have any variation can be pretty monotonous and tiresome to listen to.
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    Exactly. And when promoters are looking to at least breakeven or even make a profit from the gigs they put on, that's a pretty hefty amount to blow, especially considering DIMLIM aren't huge overseas and probably wont attract anywhere near enough people to get close to breaking even. Bands like Dir and the Gazette, yes, as they sell out alot of their shows in Europe at reasonably large venues, but sorry to say, I don't think overseas DIMLIM would sell out a venue of around 100-200 people capacity (a decent sized pub gig, haha), so doesn't seem realistic. But if someone wants to take the gamble then all power to them and wish them success.
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    Yeah that's fair enough but I would highly recommend it, I do like Unleash but personally I like the old stuff way more and they have some really good songs. Dunno if you would do it based on curiosity but their two disc "best of" album is a really good starting point (was where I started with them) so maybe check that out as they have a lot of songs that are in my opinion better than the songs they have videos for on YouTube, not that any of those songs are bad mind you, suppose at least that gives you a good idea what to expect from their overall sound.
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    Fair enough, that makes sense when you put the two things together. Not looking good for these fellas atm, what with the drama with the guitarists and now this, guess they're going to need ANOTHER new guitar player, if they continue as a band at all. I do like the new EP, but doesn't really sound like the same band without Cazqui.
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    Yeah exactly, and some of these people are probably working jobs and can't get time off to travel halfway across the country (time off work is a little taboo in Japan for what I can gather) just to get to that specific show just to get a CD. Like I understand why bands do it, but at the same time don't think it's the best marketing strategy, why do you think "live only" releases are basically un-heard of in all other countries and styles of music? If they do tend to exist they aren't like an essential part to a bands discography with completely exclusive songs. Hell, even when Dir came to Europe and had the "live only" Ningen wo Kaburu exclusive single with the "bonus song" all it was, was a live track which was on the 4 disc version of the "Arche - live at budokan" set. lol. So fans weren't missing out on a completely exclusive track or anything.
  14. Kabukichoatmidnight

    Probably right tbh, well said.
  15. Kabukichoatmidnight

    Probably with the power of the $$$.
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