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  1. I feel ya..
    Seimeisen got a reaction from Total Saikou in cali≠gari   
    I'd expect nothing more from this band. They go to great lengths to make their releases inaccessible beyond their fan club, and I just wouldn't expect them to be on board with western dominated platforms. I'm actually kind of surprised they're granting access to anyone with a Japanese credit card and phone number, and not restricting it to FC members.
  2. I feel ya..
    Seimeisen got a reaction from Tokage in cali≠gari   
    I'd expect nothing more from this band. They go to great lengths to make their releases inaccessible beyond their fan club, and I just wouldn't expect them to be on board with western dominated platforms. I'm actually kind of surprised they're granting access to anyone with a Japanese credit card and phone number, and not restricting it to FC members.
  3. I feel ya..
    Seimeisen reacted to Tokage in cali≠gari   
    reeeeeee just fucking do it on youtube like everybody elseeeeeeeeee
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    Seimeisen reacted to Tokage in ザアザア (Xaa-xaa) new digital single "明日晴れるといいな" (Ashita Hareruto iina)   
    genuinely convinced at this point these dudes are stored in the same sweatshop where they leave the guys from kiryu in between tours
  5. OHHHH HOoONEeeY
    Seimeisen reacted to Takadanobabaalien in Quitting   
    Peace heavy mk II has disbanded at 2020/05/29 due to losing confidence to M-H after being prohibited to log-on in M-H for 6 days by n' mod since the same date, and his alter-ego band "le_newtype" has been eliminated by that mod at the same date
  6. 悲しい
    Seimeisen reacted to Peace Heavy mk II in Quitting   
    It has come to my attention that I have nothing left to share with this board. While most people leave quietly unless they aim to make their departure a publicity stunt, I feel that saying goodbye to a forum where I've more or less spent every day for the past 10 years is the least I could do.
     
    I've made a lot of good friends here, had fun as a mod for like 15 minutes, and loved being an official reviewer. In spite of all of that, I cannot help but feel it is time I move on.
     
    I do not plan on fully deleting my account so I can still leech, but if you'd like to chat about music you can find me:
     
    -On Twitter
    -On the VKGY discord
    -Adding scans and lyrics to ZombiexJuice
    -Making half-assed unboxing videos of rejected vkei maxi-singles
     
     
     
    It's been fun 💋
  7. Thanks
    Seimeisen got a reaction from Total Saikou in Eye Patches in Visual Kei   
    This can be fixed by changing the .webp part of the image url to .jpg
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    Seimeisen reacted to Pho in THE NOVEMBERS new album 'At The Beginning' release   
    Rather enjoying this album.
     
    I prefer it to ANGELS mostly in the sense that it takes the more poppy/electronic experimentation that album had and runs further with it, whereas ANGELS tended to fall back into more safe, familiar-sounding territory quite a bit (BAD DREAM, Everything, Close to Me, etc all sound very similar to previous tracks they've put out). It also feels more tightly-themed than ANGELS, and having very strongly-themed releases is something I really like about the majority of THE NOVEMBERS discog in general.
     
    To be honest I felt rather down on THE NOVEMBERS post-Elegance. Hallelujah felt kind of like a glorified best-of album (all new songs, but the majority of them felt like stuff they'd explored more in-depth in previous releases) and TODAY was pretty weak IMO, but these last two releases have both been pretty good. 
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    Seimeisen got a reaction from nullmoon in THE NOVEMBERS new album 'At The Beginning' release   
    This album is a quick one (barely 35 minutes), but an interesting one. I think I like it more than ANGELS. It‘a more “modern” than anything else they’ve done. Their tracks from the unknown flowers split with Boris could have worked on this album, especially Journey.
     
    So far, my favourites are Dead Heaven and Hamletmachine, least favourites are New York and 開け放たれた窓.
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    Seimeisen got a reaction from Xerath in アルルカン (Arlequin) new album "The laughing man" release   
    I was always wondering if they’d ever release another album. The singles were very hit-or-miss with me, but I look forward to checking this out.
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    Seimeisen reacted to Shaolan974 in アルルカン (Arlequin) new album "The laughing man" release   
    アルルカン (Arlequin) new album "The laughing man" will be released at 2020/08
     
    "ビロード"  has been released digitally today (2020/05/16)
     
     

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    Seimeisen reacted to benzaiten._ in lynch. to release three-track EP "OVERCOME THE VIRUS" to support live houses   
    Well...this is still a better artwork than the one in ULTIMA
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    Seimeisen got a reaction from Ada Suilen in THE NOVEMBERS new album 'At The Beginning' release   
    At The Beginning will be released on 27 May (CD in Japan, digital/streaming worldwide). The album is currently available for pre-order on their online shop, and orders placed by 17 April should arrive on 13 May. The album will also get an early release on Bandcamp, on 16 May.
     

     
    The cover, done by tobird, was inspired by the track 消失点 (Shoushitsu-ten). "The sphere of the jacket beautifully expresses the three-dimensional, clear and noisy sound of the world." "The artwork is a symbolic object that can be felt at the beginning or end, positively, negatively, naturally, or artificially." tobird set out to create something that could be put on display in someone's room.
     
    Tracklist:
    1, Rainbow
    2, 薔薇と子供 (Bara to Kodomo; A Rose and A Child)
    3, 理解者 (Rikaisha; Supporter)
    4, Dead Heaven
    5, 消失点 (Shoushitsu-ten; Vanishing Point)
    6, 楽園 (Rakuen; Paradise)
    7, New York
    8, Hamletmachine
    9, 開け放たれた窓 (Ake-hanatareta mado; The Abandoned Window)
     
    薔薇と子供 is streaming on YouTube
     
    TOUR -消失点- will go from 16 May to 11 July, and a ¥2,000 student discount will be offered on tickets.
     
    source
  14. No
    Seimeisen reacted to Lereku in MUCC new album, "惡" (aku) release   
    The album release is postponed to June 10 due to Covid-19
     
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    Seimeisen got a reaction from Total Saikou in Artists you slept on for too long   
    There are only a few Japanese bands that I've slept on for more than a few years.
     
    BUCK-TICK: I slept on them for nearly ten years. I've known about them since 2009, I would receive a song of theirs in a few trade-offs time to time, even downloaded a few albums, but never really put in the effort to listen to them until sometime last year. I don't quite remember what motivated this, or which I album I officially started with, but I now listen to them all the time.
     
    BORIS: learned of their existence in 2011, but didn't really bother to listen to anything; in 2013, I added New Album to my wishlist where it sat for years and years; I downloaded NOISE in 2014 but never really listened to it. In 2016, they re-released PINK, and I decided to give them a real try, I finally listened to NOISE and got hooked. Now, they're one of my absolute favourite bands!
     
    If we're including non-Japanese bands, there's a bigger list. Each year between 2016-2019, I rediscovered a band that I hella slept on approximately ten years prior. In 2016, I got into The Number Twelve Looks Like You; in 2017, Deftones; 2018, Underoath; 2019, tool. It became a musical discovery event that I would anticipate. I'm not sure if there are any more bands I could rediscover to keep this tradition going.
     
    This all has me pondering how my taste in music has changed in the past fifteen years. I learned of these bands when I was a teenager, and a lot of them I learned about when my taste in music was narrower than ever. I wonder, would I have been able to appreciate any of these bands when I first learned they existed? Would their music have changed my palate sooner, or in different ways? Or did my palate need to change the way it did before I could appreciate their music?
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    Seimeisen reacted to ghost in Artists you slept on for too long   
    The GazettE. The first song I heard by them was "Agony" and I got so turned off thinking they were some kind of shitty nu-metal band. Thank Yoshiki I was wrong and gave them another chance later on.
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    Seimeisen reacted to Romlaw in THE NOVEMBERS new album 'At The Beginning' release   
    Interesting choice for cover art, I thought everyone hated Ozma in FF IX
     

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    Seimeisen reacted to Jigsaw9 in Buck-Tick new album release   
    The band temporarily stopped the album's recording due to the virus situation.
     
     
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    Seimeisen reacted to sleepy coffee in RAZOR new album "掟" (Okite) and live DVD   
    They're releasing song(s) early I guess to hold people over 
    Song is available on basically every digital platform 
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    Seimeisen reacted to SoulTheBaka in THE NOVEMBERS new album 'At The Beginning' release   
    After just over a year, THE NOVEMBERS returns for a new album scheduled for May and it's called At The Beginning !
    Details like the cover, the release date and the tracklist will be revealed soon.
    A tour is scheduled with May 16th as the starting live.
    Yukihiro (L'Arc~en~Ciel, ACID ANDROID) participated in the realisation of the album.
     
     

    New visual
  22. OHHHH HOoONEeeY
    Seimeisen reacted to CAT5 in Dir en Grey's Kyo kicked out of band   
    About time. I always thought Kyo was just a Ruki wannabe anyways.
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    Seimeisen reacted to Peace Heavy mk II in Should digital releases be uploaded?   
    It's a grey area for me. On the one hand, it's way easier to chuck $2.58 at a single on iTunes than it is to spend $30 to have it physically imported from CDJ. But at the same time, sometimes record deals fall through or the band splits and then their material is gone from streaming services. 
     
    For example, GE+IM's digital single is now gone, and all of UnsraW's materially used to be streamable, but that got removed a few months ago.
     
    Unfortunately, being available digitally comes with an asterisk that says *(for now)
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    Seimeisen reacted to TatsuSan in MUCC new album, "惡" (aku) release   
    They need to take a break...Tatsus voice is getting worse every year.Those thousands of lives are paying tribute..He sounded best around 2004-2007 
    And yes Ameria is one of their bests in a decade
  25. Like
    Seimeisen got a reaction from TatsuSan in MUCC new album, "惡" (aku) release   
    They're doing a making-of DVD feature for this album? Really? They just thought it was that good, huh? m'kay that's not delusional
     
    It's not the steaming pile of shit I was low-key anticipating, but it wasn't that great. Starts off strong, but then just drops halfway. The weaker songs are only as weak as they are because Tatsurou ruins them, the music itself is decent at worst. What the hell happened to him, anyway? He used to be good, right? Is every VK vocalist's voice just turning to shit lately? We got Arimura, we've got that stupid nose job guy from 己龍, and now this dude.
     
    Still, my expectation: 壊れたピアノ > 悪 >> 脈拍
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