Thursday, October 24, 2013
Hi everyone! In this post I'm going to be reviewing the new album of one of my favorite bands, The Gazette. Their album, "Beautiful Deformity", was released on October 23, 2013. The Gazette being one of the most successful rock bands in Japan, the album was already doing well from the moment that it went up for pre-order. The Gazette is always trying new things, which is part of the reason why people love them so very much. Any long-time fan can tell that this album is sheer evidence that the band is experimenting with sounds, constantly blending and combining them. This album sounds like a cross between their two previous albums, "Division" and "DIM". It is one of Gazette's more violent albums, having less ballads and more hardcore songs. The band is still incorporating electronic elements into their songs, making them sound dynamic and loud. The guitars on this album are mediocre; I don't remember hearing more than one solo. However, the beat of each song completely makes up for it. Ruki's vocals, as always, are fabulous. He includes a collection of his signature riffs and whispers (the whispers are the best, super sexy!) The intro and outro songs are magnificent; the intro is borderline dubstep and the outro is a beautiful acoustic guitar instrumental track, with Ruki occasionally whispering. Next topic: Engrish. Ruki's English has definitely improved; you can actually hear and understand the words he says if you listen closely. The album in general includes a good amount of English. The album includes songs from every member of the band, including both Kai and Reita (who almost never write songs.) As usual, Ruki wrote the most songs out of each member. The album art may appear to be a bit...odd. It features the head of a creature whose face is five animals morphed together, symbolizing the five members of the band working together to make something absolutely beautiful.
This album is available on iTunes for $9.99. I'm very pleased with it. Please support the band and check out this beautiful album!