Though the digital files for the three tracks on this double-A side from tortured yami-kawaii nymphs Yukueshirezutsurezure found their way into my inbox, I ultimately didn’t have time to handle a review. Fortunately for us all, Tsurezure mega-fan Phillter, who is now living the dream in Japan, was more than happy to step to the plate.
That one band with a super long name, Yu-something-something. The little sisters of the Queens of Yami-Kawaii, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da.
If you frequent this site (or the Idol Metal communities in general), then you should be very familiar with this band of four. When they first marched on the scene back in late 2015, no one quite knew what to think of them, but the general consensus was that they were something to keep an eye on. The name alone was something to stick with you … if you could pronounce it!
The haunting, lilting melodies that suddenly threw the listener into a panic with growled vocals and screams of frustration and rage were a combination no other band in the genre had attempted to quite that extent before. It was that combination of lullaby and nightmare fuel that intrigued many a fan, including yours truly, to become an Aquamarine (the name of their fans). So it will be no big surprise when I say that I loved this record. Continue reading →
“Why is it,” you ask, “that Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da and Yukueshirezuetsurezure don’t take part in things like TIF?” The answer? Because the twisted sisters of yami-kawaii are a little too busy doing events like this instead:
It was bound to happen at some point: Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, to close their one-man tour, are going to perform a new song (yay!) called “WORLD END CRISIS” (of course!), and they’re going to do it with sister group Yukueshirezutsurezure leader-type Shidare (/winces):
First things first, the interview is (of course) in Japanese and not translated like this one, but if anybody who can read it does so and can give an opinion on whether it’s interesting enough to warrant a translation, I’d love that little bit of advice.
Second: Loogit! Real-deal live video of their real human faces!
Finally! “Shinjuku Cinema Connection” was released months ago, and it did always seem strange that there wasn’t ever video for it, though maybe this is the one they were working on when Kichi was still in the group.
Anyway, the song isn’t the trip into madness that you may be used to with them, though it is good. This video, on the other hand …
I like the idea of Yukueshirezutsurezure being muses. Not the inspirational kind, but a Greek chorus of your sins and desires.
I also spent a good minute in the second half waiting for something terrible to happen. You have us trained too well, Codomomental.