[Power/Thrash Metal] Gargoyle
#1
Gargoyle is one of those bands that falls quite cleanly into the "fun" category for me. They started in the late 80s as a weirdo-thrash band that blended a bunch of genres together in ways that shouldn't be possible. Later in the early 00s, they went for a more straightforward thrash approach for about 3 albums, and then went for a more power/thrash sound. Even though they've changed up their sound a lot, Kiba's weird warbly voice remains a constant. They've got a massive discography, but it's all good stuff. Some favorites of mine.

















And here's the latest song.




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IT'S ALL OVER!



R.I.P.
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#2
Well, only a few days until the new album is out - so time to get the hype train rolling.

I hope the threat of a postal strike doesn't derail my order.
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#3
Ugh, it's yet another album I'm going to have wait on.
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#4
And just as I expected, the new album kicks some serious ass. God, Kentaro goes absolutely ballastic on this thing. There's so many face-melting leads and solos everywhere. Toshi also has a couple of cool bass solos thrown in here as well. I'm thinking this is actually a step up from Geshiki and that one was already really good. Damn, half of the band has cracked 50 and they still have this much energy. I'm not sure how Volcano is supposed to compete...
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#5
I love 'Taburakashi'. As I said in my review on Encyclopaedia Metallum and my weblog, I think the first five songs is the greatest succession of five Gargoyle songs on any album. It's ridiculous how well they do at their age, but I'm glad they do.
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#6
Yeah, the new album is just amazing. I thought Geshiki was their best album since Wa, and then these guys one-up themselves a couple of years later. Those first five songs are incredibly intense and gripping. And it's extremely fast.
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#7
'Geshiki' was amazing, absolutely. But I personally already thought 'Kisho' was their best since 'Wa' Wink I love the perfect blend of power and thrash metal they're playing these days. It makes me extremely happy.
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#8
Oh what a gloriously nutty band Gargoyle are. Just ran into them performing a Flower Travellin' Band cover (!):
 

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#9
Damn, I didn't even know this existed, but it's much better than I expected it to be! Of course I prefer the original, but they did make it their own pretty nicely.

Weird to hear Kiba sing in English though!
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#10
I didn't know that existed either. Oh man, Kiba's opening warble/yell/??? is pretty nuts.
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