J-Rock Review: Kagrra, UZU

UZU, the first track is a very welcoming introduction to the album. I love its dramatic mood and powerfully sung lyrics. The playing of a traditional Japanese plucking instrument fits in very nicely as... 

J-Rock Review: D 闇の国のアリス|波紋 Yami no Kuni no Arisu | hamon

The first song is a very melodic with heavy drum and bass beats song called 闇の国のアリス (Yami no Kuni no Arisu). The lyrics are very clear, and both blend with and stand out of the instrumentals.... 

J-Rock Review: Merry Gekisei Single (メリー 激声 Single)

The first song 激声 (Gekisei), caught my attention immediately. It starts out smooth, becoming a bit more playful, like something reminiscent of the background music to a playful stage drama of old,... 

J-Rock Review: 12012 – Taiyou Review

Hello, seventeen, the first track is very fun and has a sense of youthfulness to it that fits very well with the title. KALEIDOSCOPE, the second track I thought was very catchy with its fast paced rock... 

COMING SOON: A fresh round of HOT jpop and jrock reviews! ;)

Courtesy of our good friends over at YesAsia.com, we will soon be bringing you another HOT round of jpop and jrock CD reviews. Titles to be reviewed will include:JPOPKato Miliyah – Sayonara Baby... 

LM.C Live at the Crash Mansion (July 5th; LA)

LM.C Live at the Crash Mansion Saturday, July 5th at The Crash Mansion, Los Angeles, CA Fourth of July weekend I traveled again to LA for interviews, AnimExpo and the LM.C concert. From what I have been... 

D’espairsRay – Brilliant – SINGLE – Review

Brilliant, the first track is everything that I love about D’espairsRay! Hizumi’s deep strong vocals backed up by a heavy industrial metal sound by bassist Zero, guitarist Karyu and drummer Tsukasa.... 

Metoronomu メトロノーム – Bringing the best of Synthpop from Japan!

Konnichiwa minna! Hentai Tenshi desu! Douzo yoroshiku! Hajimashite? 近一和水納!へんたいてんしです!どうぞよろしく!はじまして? (Good evening everyone! I am Hentai Tenshi!... 

雅 -miyavi- Live at the Avalon Review (May 16; LA)

Konnichiwa minna! Hentai Tenshi desu! Douzo yoroshiku! Hajimashite? (Good evening everyone! I am Hentai Tenshi! Nice to meet you! How are you?) On Friday, May 16th, my son Chibi and I drove 8 hours to... 

Album Review: Bugy Craxone

This review was written in mid-January and posted today to coincide with the release of the album on February 6th in Japan which is today. We all love getting mail don’t we? I know I do! So I was of...