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DRINK ME revamped their sound, visuals and even Daiki Yamashita's singing style changed for "The New World".
MEDICODE revamped its sound with the help of DIAURA's Kei, entering darker and dramatic territory with "GABBY".
"Back to Basic" had Trignal showcasing their maturity and experimenting with new music genres, embracing and polishing old concepts and tunes, all to impress and satisfy their fanbase. Title: Back to Basic Label: Kiramune Release date: 20/12/2017 Genre: J-Pop/Disco/Ballad/Rock Tracklist: 1. 原点回帰Ready Set Go! 2. ローリンローリン  3. Love...
Trickstar's "Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 3rd Series vol.10 Trickstar" had everything to be a top release: top tier smooth, technical vocals and funky instrumentals, however some issues kept repeating themselves across the release, making it slightly miss the...
Takuya Sato's "Monologue" is a gentle, laidback release that only asks you to enjoy it. Sweet melodies, surprising instrumentals and rock tunes, this single cover almost all bases perfectly. Title: Monologue Label: Frontier Works Release date: 08/11/2017 Genre: Rock/Pop-Rock Tracklist: 1 - 君に届けたい 2 - 千夜一恋 ~senya-ichiren~ 3...
W return with "AFTER THE RAIN". The single, despite its ups and downs, includes what we consider to be the unit's best song to date. W consist of Yoshitaka Yamaya and Takeru Kikuchi. Title: AFTER THE RAIN Label: Lantis Release date: 13/12/2017 Genre: J-Pop Tracklist: 01.AFTER THE RAIN 02.Reason!!(W Ver.) 03.AFTER...
Switch struggle to impress in a release plagued with flaws in the vocal department. Switch's new Unit Song CD takes a little bit of time and a couple of listens for it to actually be enjoyable. The unit consists of Kenji Nojima, Kaito...
S.E.M's “From Teacher To Future!” is an exciting release with some mild flaws on it, flaws that are easily patched up by powerful vocals and entertaining performances. S.E.M consist of Kento Ito, Yoshiki Nakajima and Junya Enoki. Title: From Teacher To Future! Label: Lantis Release date: 13/12/2017 Genre: J-Pop Tracklist: 01.From...
Beit’s TOMORROW DIAMOND is a solid and engaging release that will have you jamming along to it. A solid addition to their repertoire. Beit consist of Yuichiro Umehara, Tomohito Takatsuka and Shun Horie. Title: TOMORROW DIAMOND Label: Lantis Release date: 13/12/2017 Genre: J-Pop Tracklist: 01.TOMORROW DIAMOND 02.Reason!!(Beit Ver.) 03.TOMORROW DIAMOND -Instrumental- Track by track...
SOARA returned in mellow and mature fashion with their newest single "FRIEND", one of the band's best releases to date. Title: FRIEND Label: Tsukino Production/Movic Release date: 22/12/2017 Genre: Pop-Rock Tracklist: 1 - FRIEND Track analysis: 1 - FRIEND It's not often that SOARA embraces a quieter, simpler...





JET RAT FURY "MorningGlory"

Review | (2)you “MorningGlory”

(2)you's “MorningGlory” is a first full-length album with a strong identity and exciting punk-rock/punk-pop sound at its core.
KAGARIBI Judah Display cover

Review | Judah “Display”

Known as the most aggressive rocker - personality and sound - in the Dear Vocalist franchise, Judah ends up delivering the most romantic album in the franchise with "Display".

Review | Joshua “FLOWERS”

JOSHUA’s “FLOWERS” is an emotional rollercoaster of an album, with Nobunaga Shimazaki delivering a set of heartwrenching performances.
pioniX Seasons Haru oshimu

Review | pioniX “Haru oshimu”

pioniX perfectly capture the "Spring" theme with their first entry in the SEASONS CD series "Haru Oshimu".


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