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The Reverend last won the day on May 21 2018

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  1. The Reverend

    Do you all need someone to check out @Komorebi‘s mix and write up a review? I’d be happy to if I had the weekend to do it. (unless of course Suji has to drop out after being disgusted and shocked by the utter depravity of @Komorebi‘s song choices)
  2. The Reverend

    This is amazing. (How do you even *get* food at McDonald's without paying?? Don't you pay first? Sad to see someone deported because they asked for a water then filled their cup with Coke haha) Edit: @anadentone are on the same wavelength here
  3. The Reverend

    No need to remake Flare, it’s already perfect.
  4. The Reverend

    Cool I haven't heard Akito in a while (I ride for anyone who was in Hated.) Who is out here sharing their music through *dropbox*??
  5. Great live report! Sounds like a good show and a good time! Haha. What would you say the ratio of boys/girls in the crowd was for this show? I imagine it would be more than the ~5% boys I've seen at some VK shows.
  6. The Reverend

    I actually really like the chorus in the first song (and their name obviously).... one to keep an eye on.
  7. The Reverend

    The back of my big head is in the way of the rear-of-the-club shots from this Deathgaze/Gotcharocka show, haha.
  8. "Houyoku era" is enough to make me want to check this out. Also this is a cool concept for a split single. Writing songs for the other band to perform> Covering each other's songs>>> Vocalists singing karaoke over the other bands track
  9. Yo Rev, did you know about this band here in Colorado?

    http://artistecard.com/sinsofman#!/bio

     

    Apparently they have musical tastes that include Visual Kei, but sadly I don't know much more than what's on their homepage.

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      The Reverend

      I had not heard of them!

       

      Don't really dig it, but I'd go see any band live that listed VK as an inspiration.

    2. YuyoDrift

      YuyoDrift

      Same here.

       

      I'll keep an eye out for their EP when it drops, supposedly in May.

  10. The Reverend

    Deathcore-by-way-of-VK youngsters Deviloof are back after some member changes with the first of three new music video singles to build anticipation for their latest album set to be released in May. How does the first chapter stack up? I don't really like the name "Deviloof". "Oof" is just not a pleasing syllable to my ears. Logo isn't bad though; very directly implies this is a metal band while still being legible. Yes! The very best place to film an indies VK video is obviously the woods. *Dark*. (Excellent lighting though, I'm encouraged they dragged some real lights to the woods.) I like the dutch angle sprinkled throughout the video. Helps foster the sense of unease. Oh shit they're still alive! (I know you can't tell from the still screenshot necessarily, but take my word for it they all start thrashing.) I'm happy to see someone responsible for making a Visual Kei music video has some familiarity with the rule of thirds. The kick drums in this song have a bad case of 'typewriter-itis'. A shame really because the toms sound really good. Also, how many VK videos have been shot in 4k so far?? The group performance shots in this video are mostly pretty staid, and I will defend to my death my stance that vocalists in music videos need a fucking microphone, but... ...basically every shot of a guitarist kneeling in this video is gorgeous. Full of pleasing angles and rockstar poses. Didn't the bad vampire guy in the first Blade look a lot like this when he was transforming into some demon thing?? There's a scream at 2:21 right after the short harp(??) section that is absolutely disgusting. It's a literal 'blargh' like the vocalist is dry heaving. Someone will need to fill me in on if or why this book is important. I appreciate the precision of dousing a person you're about to burn alive in gasoline from a turkey baster. You wouldn't want to just splash that gas all over the place straight from the can, that's how forest fires start. I really like the staccato delivery of the "adjective adjective motherfucker" lines, but I hate the repetition of the word motherfucker. I know some people like to know the lyrics in VK... but I am staunchly of the mindset that not being able to understand anything is one of my favorite things about Visual Kei. The less I can understand in heavy music from any country about how crazy you are or how heartbroken you are the better. Thankfully they don't show many details of the body burning portions. I don't actually want to see charred body parts like this is some sort of snuff film. I know I've highlighted some lowlights of the vocals so far, but mostly I enjoy them. The emphasis and delivery on "swallowed" at 4:22 has made me repeat that part like ten times. The dissolve transitions with the fire aren't necessary, but I don't hate 'em. There aren't too many editing tricks in this video and I appreciate that immensely. How many members quit the band last year?? Overall I think this video is a win for Deviloof. The current crop of deathcore-with-makeup bands in VK can sometimes sound like caricatures of the genre but there are more parts of this song that I genuinely enjoy than make me cringe.
  11. The Reverend

    "Not see, like Germans" took me a second but made me smile.
  12. Welcome to the 3rd annual most notable VK looks presented by yours truly, The Reverend. As usual, we're here to celebrate the 'Visual' in Visual Kei. Suggest your favorite or least favorite or weirdest looks from the past year in the comments below! Thanks to the ORZ team for helping out and contributing, and especially @platy for making like five banners for me and letting me choose which one I liked best. マーブルヘッド (Marblehead) ユメリープ (Yumeleep) キズ (Kizu) lynch. BRATBAX the Raid. vocalist 星七 (Sena) SHiSHi guitarist お花 (Ohana) MEIDARA Virge Dillinger
  13. The Reverend

    Jin has never met a song he couldn't ask "but can we make it 7 minutes long though?" about. (And I loved that about Nega, so this gives me more hope than the first track they dropped did.)
  14. The Reverend

    At first I thought 'wow, the song isn't halfway over and I've heard the chorus 3 times' Then I realized these MFers made a music video that is 40.2% credits.
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