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  1. Aferni

    Anyone remember NEGA, well of course you do they were amazing. After they disbanded a new band was announced, THE BLACK SWAN. As soon as my friend Saito and I heard this news we were pumped, we loved NEGA and we loved JIN. It was a while before we heard any music since the announcement of this new band, but then two previews were released on youtube months later. The song's Jishin Boukansha and I SOLATION. Imo THE BLACK SWAN sounds amazing, their live single kurochou is great. It's like listening to NEGA, i guess that's the sound JIN was going for considering how much significance Jishin Boukansha has. Seems to say that TBS is the continuation of the “expression” that he was trying to make at the end of NEGA. It took him a while to find members who wanted to express that same thing, and he almost gave up, but eventually found the lineup that forms TBS today. He also mentions that TBS song Jishin Boukansha (自深傍観者) is highly related to the NEGA songs - and THE LAST TIMES FOREVER. At their event KILLER X KILLER CARNIVAL, they will have I SOLATION freely distributed to staff workers. FIRST TOUR 2014 「NEEDLESS × NEEDLESS」 TOUR FINAL KILLER × KILLER CARNIVAL 2014-09-11 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA THE BLACK SWAN / Sel'm / Femme Fatale / ERIZA / Nihilizm / SAVAGE ※ I SOLATION freely distributed to attendees
  2. Hi! I reopened my selling journal http://jishuban.livejournal.com ! Shipping from Germany. Prices are negotiable. I have 100+ different flyers and many more not uploaded ( so if you are looking for a specific band it would be good to ask if I still have other flyer than already listed) Also selling CDs like THE BLACK SWAN - I SOLATION (photo coming soon) and more Signed photos, magazines, cheki.... just check my journal I would prefer a message here, but if you want to comment or message me at Livejournal, feel free to do that EDIT: Selling 2 Nocturnal Bloodlust flyer (not listed in my Journal)
  3. eiheartx


    本作はA-TYPE。 [CD収録曲] ・SE ・新曲A ・新曲B +豪華ブックレット 本作はB-TYPE。 [CD収録曲] ・新曲A ・新曲B ・新曲C
  4. GaijinBangya

    If anyone is going to this huge event or if they know someone who is and willing to get some items for me, that would be so amazing! I am willing to pay obviously. Shipping, the item cost and a percent of the tickets for the event. All I want is the DIEALO Comment DVD that will be available there. Here is the information if you are able to read Japanese or translation isn't that bad. http://ameblo.jp/ai-karyu0601/entry-12133349582.html Info is near the bottom about the comment DVD.
  5. ...I thought I'd say hello! I'm a new member here and joined after another user recommended me this place. I haven't gotten the hang of everything yet, but this seems to be a good place to meet and talk to people with the same type of musical interests^^ My favorite bands among others are Grieva, The Black Swan, Dezert, AvelCain and Kuroyuri to kage. Well I guess that's enough as an introduction ╮( ̄▽ ̄)╭ Say hi and I'll be happy!
  6. one-eyed waiter

    Mission statement and introduction I wanted to review something of theirs and I figured I'd write about everything they've done so far lol, since I feel there are some unfortunate tendencies in their material. I will rate songs a) based on personal preference and how much of an actual finished song it feels like since many of these don't actually seem like much more than riffs thrown together with swoosh transitions. A relevant point is that I absolutely adore ネガ's first 3 EP:s and, progressively less, the rest of their output. I also liked PERESTROIKA and loved the absolute fucking trainwreck that was VANITAS. So, basically, THE BLACK SWAN is in some ways Jin's continuation of late NEGA. The metalcore ambition is there but this time we are presented with two guitarists that actually seem to be able to play the written riffs*, bass lines that are audible** and a drummer that is pretty technically good***. Jin however carries over, along with what seems to be a lot of the songwriting such as the ever-missed PERESTROIKA synths. * this point I am factually unsure of as there seems to be no live footage of TBS anywhere. I stand however by ネガ fucking everything up after losing Hiroki ** at the expense of being really cheesy *** again, in the studio. I'm not at all saying that Yuu was bad, but a lot of the TBS drum lines feel more solid than NEGA's Review part 自深傍観者 Rating: ★★☆☆☆ How finished: ★★★☆☆ ☑ Long piano intro ☑ Swoosh transitions ☑ Clean guitar delayed to oblivion ☑ Obnoxiously loud bass Sadly, having watched the first TBS teaser video, you had pretty much heard all of this song. I guess it's pretty cool that it's mostly in 3/4 time or something and the main riff is actually kind of refreshing the first time. Things like the unexpected accentuated bass in the chorus makes for some kind of a twist and it's pleasant. There is however nothing at all new or interesting happening for the rest of the track after the chorus (which is all in all pretty bland), not even a proper breakdown. Where is the kitschy bad metalcore goodiness? This doesn't leave a huge impression on me at all, so I move on. TRIPPER Rating: ★★★★★ How finished: ★★★★★ ☑ Clean guitar delayed to oblivion ☑ PERESTROIKA vocoder ☑ That fucking guitar whine thing So judging from the name I expected some "sexy" sounding shit like MINDLESS from PERESTROIKA which I would most rather forget tbh. Instead we are treated to some pretty cool sounding dissonant-ish ~mysterious~ delayed guitar, turning into a pleasant mid-tempo main riff that keeps the arpeggiating melody theme which is a nice thought. The guitar work sounds pretty interesting during the verses and there's even some exciting trade-off with the bass! Wow! Later, shit hits the fan when we get a fantastically catchy dubstep-ish breakdown that transitions into a really epic guitar solo. The song then rounds off without feeling like a chore. Never during this song do I feel bored and this borrows the exact right proportions of PERESTROIKA and NEGA to make it enjoyable. I SOLATION Rating: ★★☆☆☆ How finished: ★★☆☆☆ ☑ Swoosh transitions ☑ Obnoxiously loud bass ☑ That fucking guitar whine thing Also being featured in the initial TBS teaser, there really isn't much more to this song than the first half. It's a little bit heavy and it's pretty fast and there are some budget D.I.D.-sounding elektronix idk. The verse feels pretty badly disjointed. There is a swoosh transition between every fucking part of the song. The chorus sounds like a more boring version of NEGA's VORTICAL [E]MOTION. What's pretty cool however is the breakdown, introducing(?) that whine that one of the guitarists seems to really like. After that however, there is, as in 自深傍観者, absolutely nothing interesting going on whatsoever. THE HOPELESS Rating: ★★★★☆ How finished: ★★★★☆ ☑ 15 NEGA songs fit into one ☑ Swoosh transitions ☑ Obnoxiously loud bass ☑ Clean guitar delayed to oblivion ☑ That fucking guitar whine thing TBS' first single lead is probably the most NEGA-sounding song they've done. We have verse shouting, swoosh noises and a brooding church organ synth or whatever. The works! The pre-chorus however offers something new to the table which is pretty exciting. We are then subjected to a chorus that really oozes NEGA cheesiness. The trademark guitar whine then leads into a breakdown and a kind of awkward insipid guitar solo. All in all, this is basically the formula of NEGA's VANITAS singles but much more cohesively executed and featuring every TBS indulgence so far. Bonus mention for OK though lulzy video. HATE YOURSELF UNTIL YOU DIE Rating: ★★★★★ How finished: ★★★★★ ☑ Phantasmagoria level SE ☑ Better than 壁 So this is, as far as I understand, the live closer song of choice for TBS. After a totally emotional SE intro we are given a very straightforward, catchy mid-tempo metalcoreish main riff which alternates with a standard fast-paced "blastbeat" part throughout most of the song. The verse leads into a really solid chorus with interesting bass work and the "HAATE YOUUURRSEEEEELF" parts are fun. Drums are really solid throughout. All in all, this is very stable and really sounds like the whole band working together. There are no swooshing sounds either (as far as I could hear anyway), which is amazingly refreshing!! I'm actually sure this is equally as solid live. long japaneez title song Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ How finished: ★☆☆☆☆ ☑ You have heard this before ☑ Fucking wooden bass or whatever ☑ Clean guitar delayed to oblivion I honestly did not know what to expect from the long-awaited ballad but saw that it would feature like a stand-up bass or sth? That seemed like a pretty cool gimmick. Starting out with that chord progression that you've heard at least 10 times in VK played on an acoustic guitar, we are then introduced to a half-hearted drum beat. At around 1:30 we finally get the promised wooden bass which really doesn't do anything interesting at all. The line could have just as well been played on a regular bass (maybe for an even better effect idk.) By 2:45 we have a pretty bland build-up and the chorus is just meh. Jin has thus only used his ~quiet voice~ so at this point we can safely expect an EXPLOSION OF EMOTIONS later on. Idk, whatever, I just don't care. At 3:40 or something some sketches of potentially interesting guitar effects trikkery appear and pass by unnoticed. An arpeggiating guitar break with engrish whispering just isn't enough to save the song at this point and when the chorus hits for the climactic final stretch, it is accompanied by the most boring drum line imaginable. Basically this is that excruciating track WILL from NEGA's VANITAS but somewhat ~darker~ and somehow even worse. This seems like a sketch of a sketch of a finished track and is painfully bland. INSIDE SILENCE Rating: ★★★★☆ How finished: ★★★☆☆ ☑ InSSSSSSSSSSide SSSSSSSSSSSSilenCCCCCCCCCCCCe ☑ Swoosh transitions ☑ That fucking guitar whine thing ☑ Key change Fast song. At some point we get a verse with clock ticks instead of a beat? Whatever, I forgive you just give me more of the fucking synth voice goodiness. The next thing I know I'm at a fun bass solo after which the tempo actually slows down (NEGA did this a couple of times and it's so cheap and dirty and I love it) for the really sweet breakdown, where a whine™ leads the way into a crazy (faster) guitar solo. The rest of the song isn't much to write home about and I guess it has an overall "basic" structure-wise feel but one cannot deny the fun factor. 失い Rating: ★★★☆☆ How finished: ★★★☆☆ ☑ Piano intro ☑ Swoosh transitions ☑ Obnoxiously loud bass ☑ Key change From the start, this feels like business as usual. The piano intro sounds like a 2009 ネガ SE which suddenly and really nicely erupts into a cool early ネガ level haunting low-tempo riff. Rushing through a fast part, the verse is quite exciting with interesting guitar and actually pretty surprisingly tricky drum work from Len, transitioning into an alright, slightly cheesy chorus. Another verse leads into the build-up for the fast part from the beginning but then dissolves into... another build-up... or something... Anyway, this eventually results in a really solid headbanging breakdown. Then the song goes back into the chorus and then into the chorus again with a key change, a guitar solo and a really loud, almost painfully cheesy bass line. The chorus then slows down and the song kind of dissolves into nothing. All in all, this is kinda disjointed but the components are by themselves solid and fun. Bonus mention for cool video. I'M SHIT NOODLE, BUT... Rating: ★★★★★ How finished: ★★★★☆ ☑ i like girl. i like sex. i like money. i'm shit noodle ☑ Jin trying to sound like a girl ☑ Swoosh transitions From the beginning this is slated to be completely amazing. The main riff of this is like exactly 瞋恚の炎 by PERESTROIKA but with super wild synth, making it so much more fun. This is precisely the kind of kitsch I want to hear from a band like TBS. I don't even know what to write, everything about this is just super fun, from the headbang parts to the chorus to the guitar solo to the fact that this is Jin venturing into weird semi-ironic V-ROCK IS DEAD territory. ETERNAL SLEEP Rating: ★★☆☆☆ How finished: ★★★★☆ ☑ NEGA level drum machine ☑ You have heard this before Can TBS deliver a good ballad? This does not answer the question as this track really isn't anything special as far as VK ballads go but kind of OK I guess? At least it is a well-defined song compared to the long ass japaneez title one and has a guitar solo and actually decent arrangement. Thankfully, there's no wooden bass in earsight. Whatever, songs like this are not the reason I listen to TBS. SICK (黒夢 cover) Rating: ★★★★★ How finished: ★★★★☆ ☑ Swoosh transitions ☑ Juicy ass bass slides ☑ Clean guitar delayed to oblivion ☑ That fucking guitar whine thing OK so this is from a Kuroyume tribute album which got uploaded here recently. Now I basically don't know anything about Kuroyume or the original song but this is a controlled and quite pleasant, fun and unique (featuring all the appropriate hallmarks) sounding effort from TBS where all of the band really comes through in quite technical ways. Especially the piano-tinged breakdown and the solid guitar solo sound really fresh. MIRROR,MIRROR Rating: ★★☆☆☆ How finished: ★★★☆☆ ☑ Clean guitar delayed to oblivion ☑ Swoosh transitions ☑ Broken glass SFX This is TBS' first attempt at a fast ballad-ish song I guess, and I must say I expected more. We are introduced to a gentle guitar intro which turns into a slightly weird main riff... Which is okay, since the verse actually sounds good! The chorus is not great though and the following breakdown is just plain awkward. The guitar solo is slightly more solid. All in all, just nowhere near 17歳の孤独 #sorrynotsorry Some kind of conclusion I suppose this indicates some kind of trend of half-assed song writing but also some technical proficiency. There is hope for some good music to be made and songs like TRIPPER genuinely show promise. This seems however to more often than not be eclipsed by contrived transitions and generally some late NEGA awkwardness. Though once again, the reason why I listen to TBS is to get my dose of gimmicky metalcore with that guitar whine used as much as possible. P.S. the trailer for the new single has a really bland chorus. Man oh man. P.S.#2 eagerly awaiting first faux jazz song and a decent ballad
  7. Okay so this was the visual compilation released on Christmas Eve of 2014 and today I shall be reviewing this unique piece. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: THE BLACK SWAN, Nihilizm, Varyl, Fixer 1.) Nihilizm - Be Above Posibility This track was fucking sick, racing and heavy starting off but then the chorus is a transition I hadn't expected. I really don't listen to nihilizm as because hearing that they are a D.I.D. rip off so I was like...fuck that BUT, but... they sound pretty nice so I'll check them out in the near future. The vocalist could try a little harder in projecting his vocals but whatever baby. ★★★☆ out of ★★★★ 2.) ヴァリル(VARYL) - 災 (Wazawai) Now again like above, I don't listen to Varyl because i just never fuckin heard of them. This track makes me wish I never did, Listen to the track I mean.. this track was absolutely agonizing for me to listen to. It sounds like the lead singer is passing a kidney stone, his vocal vibration is just about as bad as Tsuzuku's new found strained vocal vibration. This track was not for me at all. AT ALL. ☆☆☆☆ out of ★★★★ 3.) Fixer - F.P.D Now THIS WAS FUCKING GREAT. It's so smooth, so adrenaline pumping , so fresh. I need to give Fixer a try, I was honestly impressed with this track. Fixer was def a contender for number one but you already know who that is. Honestly I love this and I love them now but onto number one. ★★★★ out of ★★★★ 4.) THE BLACK SWAN - INSIDE SILENCE THE BEST TRACK. EVER BECAUSE WHY? BECAUSE JIN's VOCALS. SORRY FOR BEING BIASED BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW BABY HONEY CHILD, But seriously this track was absolutely Amazing and grasped my very soul. THE BLACK SWAN's material so far is solid as iron. The composition was splendid, the back up vocals were also splendid aswell as the breakdown being pretty fuckin sweet ★★★★ out of ★★★★ This V.A was pretty okay aside from Varyl's track. I look forward to 「DEEP MORE DEEP#3」 AND A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE REVEREND FOR POSTING AND BUYING THIS RELEASE FOR TO SHARE WITH ALL HIS GLORIOUS CHILDREN AT MH I LYBBY <3
  8. Well my friend Dj got a hold of THE BLACK SWAN's I SOLATION Live single and shared it with me. I've got to say it was as good as it's demo (the video on youtube). JIN's Banshee cry was as good as always, The guitars and the drums came together very well. My favorite aspect of the song though was RENA's bass playing and the digital'ish techno sound in the song.The sounds give me a feel as though im playing Sonic World Adventure, and I like that. Onto RENA's bass playing, in most song's you cannot hear the bass guitar, and I think RENA did a good job in playing bass. Normally most bands have sloppy bass playing. The sound quality kind of suck's but that;s okay. I'll deal with crap quality if it's a great song. One thing i'm not so strong feeling about is the whining guitar. In THE BLACK SWAN's THE HOPELESS preview, they are amazing. But here, not so much. Overall Makoto and Itsuki are very promising and competent guitarists. I give this track a 9.5 out of 10.
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