I might be HATEGLEAM’s #1 U.S. fan; I sometimes feel like their only U.S. fan. Last year’s debut was so good that I pushed it into the beginning of the Playlist despite the fact that it was the only thing they really had online.
This new video for “Alstroemeria” … sweet mother of bob.
Someone’s been to the Imada Yuna International Academy of Highly Inefficient Harsh Vocals!
And look, we could quibble all day over whether this “anti-idol” band thing even really qualifies as idol. My case is simple: Hina and Umishima both dress and sing like proper (ha) homicidols, both model, etc. That they’re technically the front people of a fixed-membership band and openly rep kick-ass hardcore bands like Madball and iwrestledabearonce (okay, that’s deathcore) and now have (at least on this track) a split harsh-clean set of duties in no way diminishes what’s really going on there.
No, it’s not wishful thinking.
This shit’s awesome, okay?