Category Song of the Day

Song of the Day: A/N【eɪ-ɛn】- Kuroko

“Kuroko” is the first song off of the debut record by A/N【eɪ-ɛn】, a new collective featuring Takeshi and Atsuo of acclaimed rock behemoths Boris, and Seiichirou Morikawa and Shinji Kuroki of underground legends Z.O.A. First, some context. Z.O.A was formed in 1984 by Morikawa and played a combination of post-punk, industrial/noise and hardcore, with a […]

Song of the Day: Ulm – “Flood of Light”

Nagoya post-rockers Ulm released their first EP, after dark, earlier this summer. While clearly influenced by the likes of MONO and World’s End Girlfriend, the band also has a distinctive metal foundation in their sound. There is a bleakness and “blackness” that runs throughout the music that evokes bands more like Jesu and Vampilia, and […]

Song of the Day: MONO – “After You Comes The Flood”

One of the first things apparent on MONO’s latest track are the drums. Courtesy of new drummer Dahm Majuri Cipolla, the pounding sounds are big, beefy and heavy. Cipolla replaces original drummer Yasunori Takada, who abruptly left the band after an 18 year tenure. After the seeingly career-defining magnum opus, Requiem For Hell, the first […]

Song of the Day: YOSHIKI feat. HYDE – “Red Swan”

After a very public incident of changing the song’s credited artist from “X JAPAN feat. HYDE” to “YOSHIKI feat. HYDE,” the ever ambitious drummer and X JAPAN spokesman has revealed his latest opus. Serving as the opening theme to acclaimed anime series Attack On Titan, “Red Swan” features all the operatic sweeps and epic qualities […]