The Rose God Gave Me
A Peak of Band Expression by Kiyoharu
The Rose God Gave Me
Released on August 29, 2001
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04. Third Eyes Trial
06. Porno Star
07. Metal Fur
08. Cry Out
09. The Life Beyond Desperation
11. Rosary and Roses
12. Darkness Is My Spiral Mind
Early in 1999, Kiyoharu stopped a band “Kuroyume” whose leader was him, and soon, in July of the year, started his new band “Sads” with T. Sakashita who played guitar in Kyroyume as a support member. Whereas Kuroyume consisted of only bass and vocal, Sads held the four; guitar, bass, drums and vocal. That is easily supposed Kiyoharu was heading for concluding his band expression.
Kuroyume had originally consisted of usual band system and gradually got to decrease its members. The less the members are, the more various types of music they can try. You might guess so. But Kiyoharu kept sticking to his band action to the utmost.
The first album of Sads which released in 1999 sounds some punk wannabe and the second that went out in 2000 shows they indulged in estheticism. At the time, Kiyoharu restarted a glamorous makeup like Visual Kei.
Although Sads repeated changing its members, Kiyoharu never gave up his band expression which needed four. And then, he captured his ideal band and made their third album “The Rose God Gave Me” in August of 2001. “It is a real first album to me”, Kiyoharu said at the time.
Looks so gorgeous and sounds heavy and dark, but never feels lukewarm. In the songs, Kiyoharu sings like his vocal is just an instrument because he almost sings in English thinking much of the sound.
Kiyoharu completed his band expression once when they released the album, it is considered. After their 2001 live tour, Sads left the record company they belonged to and often had troubles on their stages. That is to say, they got disordered helplessly. Finally, Sads stopped themselves and Kiyoharu began to act as a solo singer since 2003.
“The Rose God Gave Me” is their third album and Sads existed for creating that. In 2010, Kiyoharu restarted Sads with three new members. The songs from the album took some prominent positions at the restart live concert. It is a peak of band expression by Kiyoharu. Sads closely means “The Rose God Gave Me.”
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