Never listened to these guys past FACT, but that's going to change now.
cheers Bill, good track
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good article man these guys are goood
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Is there anything Post-FACT to check out?
Not bad. Looking forward to a consistent album from them.
Debut album is fucking God mode.
Song is rather good although a little standard, but did they always have three guitarists? And is that a new vocalist?
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@Xeno Pretty sure their first album (not the self-titled) came out in like '06 or '07. Still not what I would exactly consider a long time, but it doesn't make it that far off in that context, in my opinion. Regardless, really good band. I'm digging this more aggressive sound, honestly. Wonder when they got a new vocalist.
"So...have they been Japanese for a longtime? Or have they been around a long time (which is weird considering their first album came out only 5 years ago)?"
Well they have an English guitarist so they're not completely Japanese anymore.
Not bad at all. They actually do the heavy thing pretty well.
According to wiki there's no new vocalist. From the video though it did look like the guitarists/bassist were doing a good bit of vocals as well though. But who knows? Could also be new, or just abandoned singing in favor of heavier sound.
There isn't anything conspicuously bad about this song.
The new guitarist is an Englishman, not sure what his name is. I saw them a little over a year ago at the Croc Rock in Allentown Pa and he was there. Really nice guys. But yeah he does a lot of backup vocals now.
Oh and to clarify they don't have a new vocalist, Hiro is still the lead singer.
@xenophanes They have been around since 1999 man. As for the other part, my bad.
They released a crap load of splits with other Japanese artists as well as a few with a European artist. They also had one e.p. before their first album.
And cheers nerdtalent!
Never been able to get into these guys, just don't know what it is.
I'm digging the change in sound, but the vocals/lyrics were dyer in places.
I hope they'll tour europe someday
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woah the vocals are a million times better
Damn, kinda forgot about these guys. Good song. I need to relisten to their older stuff.
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