Lovebites - Battle Against Damnation (June 6, 2018)
I do like the EP a lot, don't get me wrong, but I think that neither Break The Wall nor Above The Black Sea were really written with Asami's vocal strengths in mind.

I mean, I've been saying that she's easily one of the best female vocalists in Japanese Metal, up there with Fuki and Marina, but there are some glaring points where they found limitations to what she can do. I actually think that EYE would do Break The Wall better justice, for example.
EP is solid. I think I like this more than the full-length, but not quite as much as the debut EP. Vocals are still a weak spot (they don't detract for me though), but the instrumentation is quite good. Pretty good variation for an EP too.

I don't think this will top my EP chart though (metal or otherwise) - I actually like that Rakshasa a bit more. Tongue
I need to give the new Lovebites more of a listen for sure, for some reason it hasn’t grabbed my attention but maybe it’s a slow burner.

I have that Rakshasa EP en route, I may end up seeing them in a month and want to be familiar with the songs if so - I remember liking the sound of the trailer.

I think the Narumi mini-album is still my #1 in that chart for now, if nothing else just because it came so far out of left field.
I think it came too soon following an album and EP.
3rd time through this and its ok at best. Is it just me or as Asami getting worse with each release?

This band seems to depreciate with me the more I listen to them. *shrug*
(06-19-2018, 11:41 AM)Perdition Wrote: EP is solid. I think I like this more than the full-length, but not quite as much as the debut EP.

So is this no longer true? Tongue
Occasionally, I write music reviews.
I'm not sure, the full-length I was always kinda lukewarm towards too.

I seem to be getting diminishing returns with each listen and I'm only on play 3. Considering I've had this CD for over a month and have only played it 3 times isn't a good sign (there's others I've had as long which are close to 20 spins now).

Don't be shocked if I keep the debut MCD and sell the rest off in a year or so. At any rate, their next release I won't be blindly pre-ordering.

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