Danimal Cannon
Lunaria


4.0
excellent

Review

by kingdedethefifth USER (79 Reviews)
November 13th, 2017 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Grab your Sunny D and Gameboy. Its time for a road trip.

Lunaria is a vast soundscape rife with magical essence and playful bounciness that is somehow a cohesive blend of 8-bit, chug-happy metalcore and a sprinkling of rave music. For those who grew up on a diet of Gameboy advance and Nintendo 64, this will be a rampant flood of awesome childhood memories, as good Nintendocore tends to bring. However, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t a whole vault of awesome raditude waiting to be unlocked for everyone else, because Lunaria works on a level that goes beyond the fun gimmick that is often Nintendocore. This is because of just how vibrant and mystical this record really is. The track “ Axis” flings you into the midst of a chaotic battleground where explosions dot the sky and bullets whiz through the air. The track “Collision Effect” plunges you right into the midst of a giant dungeon, facing down a gargantuan, green goliath with nothing but your most trusted dagger by your side. Each track regardless of your nostalgic attachment to Nintendo immerses you into a whole new realm, one where you are the master of your fate. One where you are a superhuman capable of immense power that one could only dream of.

To put it simply, this album radiates with fun and badassery, a mix attributed to hefty guitar chugs and fantastical 8-bit sounds that imbrue you with a sense of wonder. Even the interludes are their own bits of beauty, serving as the perfect way to take the energy down a notch in order to toss you back into the fray once more. Both “Interlude” and “Postlude” are soothing, perhaps even slightly mesmerizing, and so when a track like “Red Planet” blasts in with its wild arpeggio’s, the impact is increased tenfold. Before I become redundant I will close this off with one statement to summarize everything- this album is the pinnacle of fun. Those worlds unreachable many of us yearn for where the dismal aspects of life don’t exist become a reality, and everything falls into place. If only. For. A moment.



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BlackwaterPork
November 13th 2017


1697 Comments


Nice review Dedes, pos

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kingdedethefifth
November 13th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is fucking gold

kingdedethefifth
November 13th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks pork

kingdedethefifth
November 13th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Don't let the thread die out!!! I need people to check this band.

SteakByrnes
November 13th 2017


4549 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review, will have to check this out

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kingdedethefifth
November 13th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah man it's definitely something you would enjoy. Also thanks for the Ghost Atlas rec, fucking Sacred Organs is such a sexy song.

SteakByrnes
November 13th 2017


4549 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hell yea dude, Ghost Atlas rules so much. Their new album comes out on Friday so be sure to check that as well my guy m/

kingdedethefifth
November 13th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I will!

kingdedethefifth
November 13th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh fuck also here is the bandcamp link to this https://danimalcannon.bandcamp.com/

BlushfulHippocrene
November 14th 2017


2013 Comments


Nice stuff, Dedes, doesn't sound like my kinda thing but I'll give it a look anyway.

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kingdedethefifth
November 14th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

8-bit is an all encompassing genre :p also thanks!

BlackwaterPork
November 14th 2017


1697 Comments


Alright who’s the slimy fucking piece of shit cunt who negged this?

kingdedethefifth
November 14th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lol pork I love you

BlackwaterPork
November 14th 2017


1697 Comments


Love you too
But guess who I don’t love
The goddamn retarded motherfooking sack of shit twatfaced dickhead who negged the review

BlackwaterPork
November 14th 2017


1697 Comments


As you can tell, I also love swearing

kingdedethefifth
November 14th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nah idc about negs at all no worries

dbizzles
November 14th 2017


10387 Comments


you had me at 8-bit

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SteakByrnes
November 14th 2017


4549 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Listen to it bizzbro, shit is fun

Avagantamos
November 14th 2017


5936 Comments


whoa I didn't know other people knew about this guy. I haven't heard this but parallel processing is amazing. I was kinda avoiding it since it had guitar on top of the chiptune. I will definitely give this a shot.

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kingdedethefifth
November 15th 2017


4228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The guitar work on this packs a massive punch honestly so yeah listen to this.



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