In a fantastic shift to their sound, Sir Vanity went incredibly dark and violent for “will”, Fling Posse embraced old-school rap for the laidback “Kizuato ga Kizuna to Naru”, Paradox Live welcomes new teams with the powerful “Road to Legend”, EROSION goes insanely dark and more.
The 3rd episode of the new video feature on The Hand That Feeds HQ’s YouTube channel is out!
Monthly Review is, as the name says, a monthly feature in which I find yet another excuse to talk about male seiyuu music and 2D groups.
This is a feature in which I get on camera covering the most impressive/buzzworthy releases in any given month – and hidden gems that not many people may end up paying attention to -, counting on your participation as well in all 4 corners:
- Best of the month (3 best/buzzworthy/gems of every given month as picked by me + 3 suggested by THTFHQ readers
- Monthly Choice (3 CD suggestions by me – regardless of when the CDs were released – and 3 suggestions by THTFHQ readers)
- Music in the Horizon (a look at next month’s releases – it mixes my and your comments on upcoming releases)
- Ask Vanessa* (ask me anything about male seiyuu or 2D music)
*Title subject to change, if you have suggestions for a title for this section, do leave those in the comments
This month’s episode is all about the music released in March 2022.
March 2022 ended up being more impressive than expected. From surprise digital single releases to full-length albums and singles, there was no shortage of good music (thankfully for all of us).
The biggest surprise of the month is, undoubtedly, Sir Vanity‘s “will“.
This is one of the heaviest rock songs released so far in 2022 by a male seiyuu artist/unit/band and definitely a song I’ll be talking more about by the end of the year. If you’re a fan of hardcore and post-rock, this is really going to be a treat.
Fling Posse, Division Leaders, and the complete Paradox Live franchise represented hip-hop with style and quality in March.
Fling Posse stood out for its laidback, 90s-inspired hip-hop sound and showed, for the very first time, how each member sounds/raps like when their mask is not “on” in “Kizuato ga Kizuna to Naru“.
Paradox Live’s new teams leave a mark in “Road to Legend” with AMPRULE and 1Nm8 standing out from everyone else with polarizing intense rap style and hip-hop sound.
EROSION went much in line with Sir Vanity seeing as the only two heavy releases of the month belong to both.
Although underappreciated, EROSION’s “OneThing” stands tall for its hard-hitting, heavy, and dark sound, exploring the depths of the human psyche while delivering two memorable performances.
2022 is shaping up to be an awesome year in music. I still believe that it’ll be hard to top just how outstanding 2020 was but then again, there are still 8 months left until the end of the year. A lot can happen – and I really hope a lot happens.
These and more thoughts/comments can be found in the 1-hour-ish episode that just dropped on the channel and that you can find in this article as well.
Thanks to everyone that participated with amazing comments. Although only 3 were chosen for each corner (less if there were fewer submissions from you), do know I’ve read them all and I read everything and keep being impressed by your musical sensibility!
THTFHQ’s community is filled with talented individuals, fans of music, and voice acting that geek as hard – or even more – about both things as I do!
Do you want to participate in MONTHLY REVIEW?
This show is a collaborative work between you and me, sharing our love for male seiyuu and 2D music projects so don’t be shy to participate.
And don’t worry about not having perfect English writing or the sort, we all make mistakes and even I am not a native speaker – and typos are really my bread and butter here on the website – so don’t let that stop you from participating, should you want to!
As always, in the 2nd week of every month, the survey to participate in next month’s episode will be shared on THTFHQ’s social media (Facebook and Twitter) and on THTFHQ’s YouTube channel (make sure to subscribe to not miss the notification, or lurk if you don’t want to subscribe).
You can participate as many times you want, I only ask that you avoid submitting the same answers in the various entries you make in this feature.
The goal is to feature as many CDs as possible, not to talk only about 1 or 2 CDs.
I’m working on a way of sharing said survey on the website for those of you that do not have social media accounts.
If the links are not working, CLICK HERE to check the video.