Tag Archives: jrock

coldrain – Until The End

Tracklist: Aware and Awake Evolve You Lie Fade Away March On House of Cards ***

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Jin Hashimoto – STAND PROUD

Tracklist: STAND PROUD STAND PROUD (ORIGINAL KARAOKE) *** The OP for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders is a fiery rock number. The arrangement is powerful and fast, with crunchy guitars and a meaty drum lines. While the instrumentals are strong, … Continue reading

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Artist Analysis: Takanori Nishikawa/T.M.Revolution/abingdon boys school

Hello readers! My second Artist Analysis will focus on the Japanese pop/rock maestro Takanori Nishikawa, and his acts T.M.Revolution and abingdon boys school.

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Nano – Born to Be

Tracklist: Born to Be Happy Ending Simulator (Nano ver.) NEW WORLD (Mahou Sensou ver.) Born to Be (Instrumental) Happy Ending Simulator (Instrumental) (Nano ver.) NEW WORLD (Instrumental) (Mahou Sensou ver.) *** Born to Be opens with the starring instrument, a … Continue reading

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GRANRODEO – Hengenjizai no Magical Star

Tracklist: Hengenjizai no Magical Star Zecchou Poison Once & Forever (Plugless Live Edition) Hengenjizai no Magical Star (OFF VOCAL) Zecchou Poison (OFF VOCAL) *** The first two tracks from GRANRODEO’s new single are typical of the duo. If you already … Continue reading

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Hello Sleepwalkers – Goya no Machiawase

Tracklist: Goya no Machiawase *** Goya no Machiawase is a rock track, opening with a set of catchy guitar riffs. These riffs are one of the strong points of this song, and can hold my interest on their own. The … Continue reading

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Moonlit Music Awards 2013 (Part 2: Albums… And Stuff)

The second half of my best-of-2013 posts. LET’S GO! Check out part 1 here.

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Moonlit Music Awards 2013 (Part 1: A-Sides, B-Sides And Singles)

And now it comes to that time of year… what, Christmas and New Year? No, silly, it’s time to make great big best-of lists of course! Let’s take a look back at 2013 and all the awesome music in it. … Continue reading

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UVERworld – Nano Second

Tracklist: Nano Second LIFE DEJAVU ——————————— 1. Nano Second Only UVERworld, dammit. Only UVERworld would think to put bloody harmonica against heavy synths. Definitely gave me a shock. Nano Second is a rock track, but with extra electronic sounds than … Continue reading

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Nano feat. MY FIRST STORY – SAVIOR OF SONG

Tracklist: SAVIOR OF SONG (feat. MY FIRST STORY) Silver Sky (Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio ver.) Our Story (Nano ver.) START OVER (feat. MY FIRST STORY) (MY FIRST STORY ver.) SAVIOR OF SONG (Instrumental) Silver Sky (Instrumental) (Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio … Continue reading

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Nana Mizuki×T.M.Revolution – Kakumei Dualism

Tracklist: Kakumei Dualism ——————————— 1. Kakumei Dualism The second opening theme to Valvrave the Liberator, Kakumei Dualism goes down the ani-rock path instead of the electronic route of the first OP. Where Preserved Roses was energetic but formulaic and somewhat … Continue reading

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GRANRODEO – The Other Self

Tracklist: The Other Self Baby Bad Boy (Regular and Limited Edition only) DAWN GATE “Unfinished” The Other Self (OFF VOCAL) Bad Bad Boy (OFF VOCAL) DAWN GATE “Unfinished” (OFF VOCAL) ——————————— 1. The Other Self GRANRODEO waste no time getting … Continue reading

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LiSA – Träumerei

Tracklist: Träumerei I Doubt It Yuuyake Nostalgia (Limited Pressing Only) SPiCE (Regular & Limited Edition Only) ——————————— 1. Träumerei Träumerei begins with a brief gothic passage with bells and choir, then comes to life with catchy, repeated guitar riffs and … Continue reading

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LUNA SEA – Thoughts

Tracklist: Thoughts Lost World ——————————— 1. Thoughts Thoughts begins with lightish guitar riffs with wailing wah-wah popping its head in for a bit. The verse then uses clean guitars as the rhythm, with distorted guitars bursting in for effect. I … Continue reading

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UVERworld – Fight For Liberty/Wizard CLUB

Tracklist: Fight For Liberty Wizard CLUB a LOVELY TONE ——————————— 1. Fight For Liberty The first A-side from their latest single is a powerful rock song featuring the quirky UVERworld sound. It starts off with a spirited guitar/drums opening with … Continue reading

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