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Unlimited Diffusion
Catchy Female Metal in J-pop
Date:15, Nov, 2017
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Re:NO (Vocal)
The left picture points Re:NO, the vocalist of a Japanese female metal band "Aldious." In Japan, not just men, women also form each band and perform their heavy metal.

Aldious is the representative of the Japanese female metal bands. They were formed in 2008 Osaka. It means they have their history of about a decade.

Why are they so dressy? They say that, on the stage, they desired to wear what they usually did't wear. So they all decided to be dressy.

I agree. The stage is an unusual space in our daily life. So stars on the stage must wear the unusual that we hardly wear.


Unlimited Diffusion
Release: May 10, 2017

Radiant A
01. Utopia
02. Lose Control
03. Without You
04. ジレンマ
05. 梅華
06. alright
07. マリーゴールド
08. ノスタルジック (NEW MIX)
09. Reincarnation
10. Go away
11. IN THIS WORLD
12. fragile (ALBUM MIX)


Blue lines are my recommendations.

Produced by Kobayashi Shin-ichi

Their looks are dressy. However, if the listeners think "they are beautiful but their songs aren't so," they can't survive. It means the market doesn't select them.

Put the other way around, they cannot be here without talent and growth on their music. It's difficult for most bands to meet the glorious gate of the 10th anniversary.

Listening to their 6th studio album "Unlimited Diffusion" tells us that they have surely grown.

Some might guess "I feel awkward in hearing metal." But you don't need to be afraid. Aldious always keeps heavy metal as pop music. In other words, they are performing catchy metal. So you don't need to feel awkward.

However, I feel afraid of seeing them on the stage. They all shake their heads vehemently as performing their songs. I cannot help thinking "Are you alright? Please be careful!" when I see them do.


Aldious Official Site





 

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