Asunojokei   Island
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 2022
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3.5 greatErwann S. CONTRIBUTOR | November 24th 22

Japanese blackgaze with a vocal delivery that sounds like Envy's? Hell yeah, where was this before 2022? With dynamic play and emotions pouring out of every riff, scream, crescendo, and blast beat, Island features some of the best blackgaze of the past couple of years. Now they gotta push their aesthetic up a notch to become more than "the baby of Deafheaven and Envy". 3.7

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4.0 excellentajcollins15 | August 18th 22

An extremely solid album that has a lot of what makes the greats of blackgaze and melodic hardcore sound the way they do. The harrowing black metal screams over the blissful and lush shoegaze-style guitars pair nicely with the overall melodic esthetic the Japanese band is going for. However, my biggest complaint with the album is how much the band wears their influences on their sleeves. Specifically, the shoegaze elements sound so close to kings of blackgaze ?Deafheaven? while the post-hardcore and melodic hardcore elements, especially the more spoken word bits, feel ripped right out of an ?envy? album. Still, this is a really solid album if you want that hardcore edge over your shoegaze guitars.

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4.0 excellentAxeToFall93 | December 6th 22
3.0 goodPikazilla | December 2nd 22
3.5 greatitsalargeboat | November 27th 22
3.5 greatodinnevoin | November 26th 22
4.0 excellentFunJan | November 10th 22
4.5 superbhadriel | November 5th 22
4.0 excellentVincent Randall | October 22nd 22
2.5 averageFrank - the rater of 3.5 | October 21st 22
5.0 classicLeon11037 | October 15th 22
3.0 goodoxidizedform | October 7th 22
3.5 greatGameofmetal EMERITUS | September 30th 22
4.0 excellentDavidPrincipe29 | September 30th 22
4.0 excellentpyroflare77 | September 28th 22
4.0 excellentEarlgrey79 | September 27th 22
4.0 excellentarf | September 27th 22
4.5 superbDarrrk0 | September 25th 22
3.5 greatPrancer | September 22nd 22
5.0 classicsoulxstlr | September 16th 22
4.0 excellentalamo | September 15th 22
4.0 excellentRagingDino | September 13th 22
4.0 excellentThrobbing Orbussy CONTRIBUTOR | September 10th 22
4.0 excellentmusicAsMedicine | September 10th 22
4.0 excellentnash1311 | September 8th 22
3.5 greatreportingbird | September 6th 22
4.0 excellentBrendan Schroer CONTRIBUTOR | September 5th 22
3.5 greatManning119 | September 3rd 22
5.0 classicBremsstrahlung | September 2nd 22
3.5 greatHugh Jon Puddles STAFF | September 2nd 22
3.5 greatianjulian | August 31st 22
4.0 excellentwwf | August 31st 22
4.5 superbgnashingofkeith | August 29th 22
3.5 greatTheTripP | August 29th 22
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4.0 excellentK3nsei69 | August 23rd 22
4.0 excellentBrandon Scott EMERITUS | August 20th 22
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4.5 superbsebasthebarbar | August 18th 22
3.5 greatYotimi | August 13th 22
4.0 excellentBloodhail | August 12th 22
4.5 superbBrady Hayes | August 10th 22
3.5 greatM. Worden CONTRIBUTOR | August 10th 22
4.0 excellentSlothy Seconds | August 10th 22
3.5 greathesperus | August 8th 22
4.0 excellentkarlulol | August 5th 22
3.7 greatSunnyvale STAFF | August 4th 22
3.0 goodlarrythecucumber_smoking_thedevilslettuce.jpeg | August 3rd 22
4.0 excellentmrdogthrow | August 2nd 22
4.5 superbZack Lorenzen | August 2nd 22
4.5 superbLichtmensch | August 2nd 22
4.0 excellentIndie Flick | July 30th 22
3.0 goodbmelt | July 28th 22
3.0 goodqt | July 28th 22

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