Concerto Moon - Ouroboros (May 22, 2019)
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This will be used to discuss progress on the band's upcoming re-recording release.

So far, no title or release date set, but they are getting ready to start recording the bare essentials.


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#2
How bad will it be out of 10? A 3 or a 2? Wink
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#3
Well, at least the instrumentals will be great, as usual...

The "vocals", however, will be the deciding factor. Sad
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#4
Oh boy, this is worrying. Shima's going to have to specifically build (I suppose modify) songs around Hagar's voice to make this work at all.
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#5
Tora's drum set is good to go.
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#6
I'm still willing to give Hagar a chance for his mid-range. The main reason why that 'Savior Never Cry' re-recording sounds so dreadful is because Hagar's upper register is so weak.
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#7
Yeah, I don't think it's fair to blow it off immediately, just because of that really embarrassing clip, which I think was to just hype it up as soon as possible for those of us who'd been curious as to Atsushi Kuze's replacement. Considering the rather HIGH quality standards to become a member of any of Norifumi Shima's bands, perhaps he had a good reason to hire Wat Hagar. I'm not saying I like him, but it's plausible that Shima could bring out untapped potential.

Keep in mind that Hagar isn't an original member of Valthus, so they probably didn't push him well enough. It could also be argued that Hizaki pushed Kuze to really deliver in Jupiter, whereas he was probably a vehicle to Shima's riffs. Again, we'll see.
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#8
You raise an interesting point there. I really don't know why I like Kuze's performances in Jupiter more than in Concerto Moon, even though he's more or less doing the same thing in both bands. There's a chance that Shima doesn't quite put as much time into the production of the vocals, I guess. I'm not saying that he doesn't want to, but I'm assuming the budget Concerto Moon works with is smaller than Jupiter's.
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#9
I'm definitely convinced that Takao Ozaki left the band after three albums as a result of his musical input being lessened. I think he's much better in Zenith, too.
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#10
Can't say I disagree with you there. He was good in Concerto Moon, but the Zenith stuff I've heard is tailor-made for his voice.
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