Review | KYOHSO “Kyoso”

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KYOHSO goes darker and more aggressive than ever before for its high octane punk-rock tune “Kyoso”.

KYOHSO consists of Yorito (CV: Showtaro Morikubo), Tokiharu (CV: Shinnosuke Tachibana), Yuu (CV: Kaito Ishikawa), and Shinomune (CV: Taku Yashiro).

They don a mature, dangerous, and more aggressive sound than all other bands in the DYNAMIC CHORD franchise.


Regular edition
Title: 狂騒
Label: Honeybee Black
Release date: 17/02/2021
Genre: Punk-rock

Tracklist:

1 - 狂騒

Track analysis:

1 – 狂騒

The hardrock band is back after a couple of years under the radar. “Kyoso” arrives with a glitchy, dark sound, taking the listener through a fast tempo, violent soundscape.

The intro is, quite possibly the only part in this song that you can actually say that is “quiet”.

After that, the instrumental goes bonkers with ridiculously fast-paced drums, aggressive guitar riffs, and a dirty bassline to top it all off. This is a song made for headbanging.

The tone is rough throughout, something that while expected of Kyohso’s songs is not as common as you’d believe it is. Both the verses and chorus are powerful, leaving no room to take a breather. 

Leading the way in this banger is Showtaro Morikubo, bringing with him the poise and confidence that fans are used to. 

He goes through this performance with a rough edge to his voice, lowering his tone slightly at times to add even more grit to this song.

The self-titled song shows a different side to KYOHSO, band that, up until now was all about its edgy hard rock sound with a bit of aggression on top. 

This time around, and for this resume of the band’s activities, there is a bigger focus on that “violent” element in its sound, enhancing it for a performance that is insanely fast and, at times, overwhelming for the listener.

As it is, this is, out of the new singles released by all bands in the DYNAMIC CHORD franchise, the one that has the sound most faithful to its original one (prior to changing music labels and composers).

All in all, “Kyoso” is a fun song, one I believe will be an instant favorite to fans of punk-rock and speed metal as the song trails an interesting path with influences of both music genres.


“Kyoso” is available for purchase at CDjapan.

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Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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KYOHSO goes all out with an aggressive, dirty, and gritty sound in "Kyoso". The band's comeback is marked by a heavier sound than usual - even by the band's standards - however, for fans of punk-rock with a bit of influence from speed metal, this song should prove to be enjoyable. However, if this is your first time checking the band, the sound is not the more accessible (or "radio-friendly"). The worries that there were surrounding how different the music would feel in this new chapter in its career were, in a way, quelled. The band is slightly more aggressive and raw but the change isn't obvious in the overall vibe like what happened to apple-polisher in "Neu-ERA". All in all, "Kyoso" is a fun single that signals a new page in the band's career, starting with an imposing "bang".

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