Well, “better late than never” is going to be a theme here, as there was no way I was going to get to much of what trickled out of idol in the pre-Christmas week, not with the Best Of and also Necroma to deal with. And this is a case of better!
Elfloat, I believe still the jewel in Blue Forest’s crown, has had a hell of a year of rise … in Japan. They and their sister groups remain in some weird Western wota purgatory from whence they shan’t escape unless … I don’t know, actually. They’re good and worth your time! Though this is probably not the track to change your mind!
I say “surprisingly mild” because the Blue Forest family has been killing it over the second half or so of the year, going from kind-of-metal-kind-of-rock-if-you-hold-it-up-to-the-light-the-right-way unchallenging idol fare to, well, some real ass-kickers. This isn’t one of those, but it is a perfectly palatable idorock song with a hell of a hook. And befittingly so right around the anniversary of first being exposed to them. Holla.