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  1. indigo

    Great way to start off your day. One of the best Japanese songs ever!
  2. indigo

    Not sure if you're looking for VK bands but unless not.. One of my favorites: Yellow Studs. They're like jazzy garage rock. If you don't mind the raspy vocals, personally I love them.
  3. Really cool idea. I wish I would've participated but it was fun to read these reviews nonetheless. 😁
  4. indigo

    This first one is definitely one of my all time favorites. It's very cathartic moment for the song, the solo comes in at a perfect time, In a perfect way. It's loud, great tone and lots of emotion. The solo starts at 2.38 My second favourite consists of similar elements. Again very loud, no frills, no bullshit just a badass solo. Starts at around 1.50 The last one is interesting, because I don't listen to X Japan but this solo has Been among my favorites for ages. When I think of Best solos, this always comes To my mind first. It's different compared to the stuff I usually dig but I can't help but smile whenever I hear this solo. Starts at 3.44
  5. indigo

    New album sounds pretty good and fresh. I definitely enjoy the rawer songs more than the synth-heavy tracks. My favorites are Bad Dream, Down To Heaven and Ghost Rider. But the rest of the album Will grow on me, I'm sure of it.
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    Sorry I'm a bit late. My partner was @suji who sent me their chill out mix! 1. MERRY - 窓から逃げたラブソング (acoustic) We're off to a great start since Merry is one of my all-time favorite bands. Regardless of that I'm not sure if I have heard this acoustic version of 窓から逃げたラブソング before. The acoustic guitars bring out a mellow and melancholic vibe. The main guitar riff sounds just as good acoustic or electric it seems. Gara gives an emotional vocal performance. I imagine this would work perfectly as a song you listen to around a campfire. The only small gripe I have with the song is it's maybe a bit too long, it could've been around 3 minutes instead of the 4 and half minutes. 4,5/5 2.honeydip - summer's gone I really like the way this song starts. A small acoustic guitar intro and then the transition to the shoegaze goodness. The best way I can describe the main guitar riff is hypnotic. It reminds me of the siren-like riff in The Novembers' Rhapsody in beauty. You can just doze off and listen to that riff play over and over. If in the previous track I complained about the duration of the song, this one doesn't have similar problem even though it is 8 minutes long and quite simple and repetitive. Some songs just work regardless of the length. 4,5/5 3.Plastic Tree - 時間 坂 Sweet transition again. I always have to praise good transitions. And I keep hearing these great Plastic Tree songs and I have more and more reasons to listen to their stuff but I still have to get around to do that. This track is also on the shoegaze side of things. I mean, there's nothing wrong in the song, it's decent but it just doesn't grab me. I guess for chilling out it is good though that nothing about it really stands out, it's just a chill song. Have to give it 4/5 4.Kisaki Project feat. Satsuki - 勿忘草 I really don't care about anything Satsuki has done after Rentrer en Soi but.. this sounds pretty cool. The reason for that is mainly on the instrumental part though. Around the 3 minutes mark I thought "okay this is starting to get a bit jarring" but then the song changes gear. I'm glad the composition keeps things interesting, switching between the more tranquil parts and then the "epic" moments which remind me a bit of RES. The guitar solos are great I must say. This is not something I would usually listen to but it's a great song. 4/5 5.Dir en grey - アクロの丘 Hmm, who are these guys? Are they newcomers? Just kidding. I think this may be my favorite song on GAUZE. At this point I think it's safe to say that I like the mood suji went for this mix. Yes, it is indeed chill but also melancholic, which I personally love. It's not happy kind of chill, more like alone in a dark room kind of chill. What can I say about the song? It's a classic. Dir en grey have always known how to make great lighter, atmospheric songs. 4,5/5 6.Shiver - 「××××ノ僕カラ君へ…」 When I first heard the vocals, I thought of those 80's J-pop female singers. It doesn't say the year in the metadata but this sounds like it's pretty old school visual kei. Audible bass, some sweet guitar riffs. Especially I dig the guitar solo in the middle, great soaring sound. The vocals might be the weakest link of the track but at least they've got character and don't annoy me. 4/5 7.Solanum - This Time... Well, this is pretty interesting. I'm not sure if it's a thing but first thing that popped to my mind when I heard this was lo-fi baroque metal. I'm still not sure if I like the lo-fi aspect in this song or not. It could sound pretty amazing with good production too. My favorite parts are the faster, thrashier parts with screams. I'm not sure if could chill to this song though, as it gets pretty intense at some parts. I give it 3/5 8.Cult of Fire - खण्ड मण्ड योग Cult of Fire is a band I'm somewhat familiar with. I have heard some songs. In this case I get the "chill" part, even thought it is a black metal band. The long instrumental part with the soaring guitar riffs yet again is fantastic. The way the vocalists growls has a weird therapeutic effect on me. I love cathartic moments in songs, like the one at 4:51 mark. The production bugs me a bit again, but I can handle that. Best song on the mix so far! 5/5 9.Burzum - Burzum (aka Dunkelheit) That riff is just nasty, but I mean I can't handle it for 7 minutes straight. I loved the repetitive riff in the "summer's gone" song but this is a different case. I like the atmosphere here, though. And the additional synths or whatever they are haha. 3/5 10.Athos - Plutonas This goes into the lo-fi, raw black metal category again. I love black metal but usually not this type of it. I need me some blast beats! Pretty cool idea to have the occasional female(?) background vocals. If there are black metal ballads, I'm pretty sure this is it. And with repeat listens it kinda grows on me. 3,5/5
  7. indigo

    If @YuyoDrift wants I can send them a mix but it's purely J-hip-hop. XD
  8. indigo

    Envy's Chain Wandering Deeply and Distress of Ignorance. The first two tracks on their A Dead Sinking Story album. The transition between these two is seamless. They're the best songs on "A Dead Sinking Story" and also among the best in general when it comes to Envy's music.
  9. indigo

    alright alright alright (that means I'm in)
  10. indigo

    Cycle of Life Make a mixtape about the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). Choose songs that represent or remind you of different seasons. For example, if you want to make a mix that consists of 12 songs, you could choose 3 songs for each season. Or just choose whatever number of songs you want. Be creative. The problem with this is that there's already been a spring theme, and also winter/christmas theme. In Dreams This is open for interpretation. It could be about a dream you had, you could come up with a story, or just make a mix of dream-like songs. Or nightmarish ones.
  11. indigo

    Based on Cradle and that solo version of O Alquimista and Kobayashi's comment about the EP, talking about tranquility etc. it seems that this EP is going for that chill, dreamy ballad vibe, similar to 今日も生きたね and (Two) into holy. If that's the case, ehh.. although (Two) into holy did have their best song to date, so let's see. I'm still hyped. Also, I love the concept of the artwork.
  12. Here's how I feel about the new album Ling Tosite Sigure #5 REVIEW. After finally listening to the album I can share some thoughts about #5. The album title is obviously a reference to their early EPs and first full album but 5 is also the number of years it has been since I'mperfect, Ling's previous full length album. (This is actually their 6th full length already).A lot has happened since 2013: TK has been focusing mostly on his solo material, gettin' some dough from the endless anime OPs he's done, and let's not forget Ling's 2015 EP "es or s". To be completely honest, I don't have very warm memories about said EP, I can't remember a single melody or riff off of it for the life of me. So as you can guess, it didn't spend a whole lot of time in m y headphones.I'mperfect on the ot her hand I enjoyed a lot although it's not my favorite. Regardless of some recent "missteps" I always get excited when these guys release new music, so here's my track by track review! Ultra Overcorrection One thing is for sure and that's the fact that Ling Tosite Sigure know how to start an album! They always have known. Some of the song titles on this album are a bit ridiculous but I really like "Ultra Overcorrection", sounds cool!The song kicks off with 40 second long burst of instrumental energy. TK is on F IRE on this track, delivering a solid riff after a solid riff. Miyoko's vocals really shine on the chorus and Nakano punishes the drumkit as always."Ultra Overcorrection" can easily compete with the best songs of LTS, fantastic opener. Chocolate Passion Quite typical to Ling, the next song starts out of nowhere before you have time to say "Chocolate Passion". Miyoko's vocals have a big role again, and it brings me pleasure to hear her say "chocolate".Alon g with DIE meets HARD this song is more like the run-of-the-mill Ling we've come to expect lately. But I just can't bring myself to dislike this song. Not on the level of previous track but this IS catchy. Tornado Minority The chorus on this song... So, so good! I know I'm talking a lot about Miyoko but she's really putting TK to shame with her vocal performances. I find myself waiting inpatiently for her parts. The dynamic dual vocals are just one of the many reasons why I prefer LTS over TK's solo material.After two very energetic tracks this serves as a cooldown and focuses more on the atmophere althought TK gets to stuff in one of his noisy guitar solos. Think of something like "this is is this?" off still a Sigure virgin? Who's WhoFO Who's WhoFO continues on the tranquil side of things. On LTS standards. The "who who(?)" or "ooh ooh" are so TK's thing. Some great use of falsetto by TK too, for example at 3:05 and 3:32. Those really stand out. The vocals in general are very emotional, more so than in the previous songs.I really like the atmosphere again. I'm not the kind of guy who demands to hear mental guitar wizardry all the time. This is the kind of song that makes me forget about stress and all that jazz for five minutes. EneMe This song starts off with a really cool, driving beat as I call it. Sadly that lasts just for about a minute, I really dig it. "EneMe" is one of the most interesting compositions on #5. Things keep switching up and it sou nds like a hot mess, but after all this is Ling we're talking about.I feel like I need some more time to digest this song. Screams on this album are really scarce, I think this song's outro might have the only screams on the album? Nonetheless they're a nice throwback to their older material. ten to ten Finally we get to what might be the most interesting song on the whole album, "ten to ten"! Based on some other people's reception, many seemed to really dig this song too. It feels different, it's uncharted territory for them for sure.At first it's very barebones on LTS standards, TK singing and playing the guitar, 345 and N akano providing a steady and simple rhythm section. At this point the focus is on TK's vocals. Ultimately this culminates to the chorus which is the real surprise of the so ng! I'm not sure if I have ever heard LTS do a chorus like this one.During it the instruments completely over-power Miyoko's vocals which are buried in the mix, it just sounds, well.. epic. And fresh after all those standard TK'd hooks we've come to expect from them. It keeps getting more epic as it progresses.It stands out from the rest of #5 with its build-up and satisfying payouts. And if you want some of that aforementioned guitar wizardry, listen to the outro of "ten to ten" What a way to end a song. So far one of my favorites along with Ultra Overcorrection. Serial Number Of Turbo Don't get me wrong, I'm completely fine with the acoustic guitar but to me this feels more like TK's solo material. If I remember correctly that was also the downside of "es or s".This feels a bit too safe? I love the bass on this track, though. Otherwise "Serial Number of Turbo" is forgettable. My least favorite on the album. DIE meets HARD Alright, next up is the first single they released from the album. When I heard it for the first time I thought it was alright but that was the first impression and I was just excited they released something new. Now t hat the dust has settled, I still think it's pretty alright song but I expect more from these guys.The main guitar riff annoys me a lot and the melodies are bland. It's nothing special on the instrumental front either. I do like the breakdown in the middle of the song, though. This should've been a TK solo song as well. High Energy Vacuum After two of my least favorites, we get to the good stuff again. TK is on point again with his riffage. I don't particularly like the mixing on this track, though. My biggest gripe is with the vocals that are mixed too loud in the chorus, otherwise it's fine. But mayb e that's the high energy vacuum?As the title suggests, the energy here is high for sure, and often that is when this trio excels. I love Nakano's machine gun snare hits and TK's shredding solo. I was also wrong about only EneMe having screams, there are some on this song too. In summary, a strong track. #5 It's already the last song? Oh man. Usually the last songs on their albums are epic, atmospheric numbers with explosive endings. #5 fits in that category. The song begins with some bright, beautiful guitar playing and fat basslines. The part between 1:12 - 1:20 is GROOVY! One of my favorite moments on the entire album. It's just way too short.Vocally TK does one of his best performances. Nakano gets to be in the limelight too with a sick drumsolo. Miyoko's vocal duties on this song are quite minimal, she just sings in the outro but she's a beast on the bass of course and she's been shining vocally for the whole album. Especially the first half. All in all, this album left a really good taste in my mouth. It's no match for the classics like still a Sigure virgin?, just A moment or Inspiration is DEAD but it's a strong album and between this and I'mperfect it's a tight fight. Ling Tosite Sigure continue the stream of great full-lenght albums, after the mess that was es or s.I'm sure I will be listening to this album a lot more in the future. Stand-out tracks: Ultra Overcorrection, ten to ten, #5 I was gonna write just a few words but this got out of hand, lol.
  13. Early Stiff Little Fingers is one of my favorites ...and Void is a classic of course. Classic!
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