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Shmilly last won the day on July 22 2013

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  1. Shmilly

    Just realized this is basically MEIDARA, I enjoyed their stuff so I'd better check out this album. I think it was playing in Closet Child today because I recognized Yagami's voice but I couldn't place any of the songs.
  2. Yes, it's dependent on the year (starting January 1) and not the beginning of the emperor's reign. For example, Showa 64 was only one week long and also the same year as Heisei 1 - they're both 1989 on the Western calendar. Next January is the start of Reiwa 2.
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    A bit disappointed that they touted it as two 4-5 song EPs but it's basically just two maxi-singles for 2000 yen each. On the plus side, if you order them both from the Braveman Records site, you get a new recording of DELUHI's FOLLOW THE FUTURE thrown in too.
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    It's been ages since they released anything so I was beginning to wonder if they were still active. After their last mini album I'm interested to see what direction this takes.
  5. The day after I pick up both of NUL.'s demos on Mercari they open an online shop where I can buy them for half the price...

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      such things happened to me in the past also a few times - it really sucks...

  6. Shmilly

    Title is 燃えるゴミ (moeru gomi)
  7. Shmilly

    This is surprisingly decent. Those growls nail that old-school style.
  8. Shmilly

    I hope さよなら finally gets a recording!
  9. Happy b-day Shmilly! ❤️

  10. Actually the album will be released on 10/30. 10/19 is the date of their one man live.
  11. Surely this is the end of NCBL. It was just a couple of days before their big sold-out comeback show, so I can't see how they'll bounce back from this one. Very disappointing considering they finally recruited a new guitarist and started producing new material. Japan is SUPER strict over stimulants, many a celebrity has had their career ended overnight just from possession charges. Add that to the fact that a very large part of NCBL's (ex-)fan base hates Masa over the whole financial management fiasco that led to Cazqui and Daichi leaving and I'm not really sure where they can go from here.
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    My impression from the tour final was the same. I like the recorded versions of everything, but they still need some time to practice and grow as a unit to maintain that level for a long live performance. Mio's growls and screams were great, but a lot of the cleans were a little off key and he had trouble hitting some of the really high notes (although they did play almost 30 songs). And Yoh needs to stop waving and pointing at the crowd so much and just play that damn guitar lol.
  13. I can understand how representation in the film industry (and many others besides) is a major issue, but on the other hand... surely the whole point of being an actor is that you can assume various roles and perform them convincingly? That's the definition of the job right?
  14. Shmilly

    Founder of the biggest male talent/production agency in Japan (SMAP, Arashi etc) just died this week. Unfortunately he was also a suspected pedophile.
  15. Shmilly

    Personally speaking, I think an artist's personal life should be completely separate from their professional career, at least until the point that their misconduct becomes public knowledge. If an artist is doing something terrible in their free time, that has no bearing on their ability to produce music. If it emerges that an artist has been involved in some kind of scandal, it does become much more difficult to support their future endeavours, but that shouldn't come at the expense of writing off their past achievements. It's possible to be both a great musician and a shitty human being; whether that affects your enjoyment of their past career comes down to how well you can divorce their actions from their profession. And condemning all the other members and staff of a band - assuming that they aren't complicit - based on a single person's actions is just childish and unreasonable. As for the whole 'using it as an argument' issue, as far as I'm concerned there is no argument to be had. Artists are just human like the rest of us and should be held to the same standards by society. That's why my apparently controversial post in Johnny's thread got so much attention - I think he was a terrible person, but I respect his achievements and influence on the whole industry as a professional. If you can't keep those things separate, you're just writing off a whole legacy based on one person's actions. TLDR Being a successful artist doesn't make you immune to the same laws and moral principles as the rest of society. It's no excuse. BUT Being a shitty person doesn't make you any less of a talented musician either.
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