Scarlet Valse - Reincarnation (September 27, 2017)
#1
Scarlet Valse will be releasing a new EP later this month, after their 6th anniversary live.
(I don't know why Raizo's the only one who bothered to show the cover, but whatever)

Tracklist:
  1. Transmigration
  2. Reincarnation
  3. Schwert~Subliminal pain~
  4. Neo Sanctuary
  5. Virginal Blood
  6. Phoenix
  7. Everlasting Life
¥2,700; limited to 500 copies. "Neo Sanctuary", "Virginal Blood", and "Everlasting Life" are re-recordings; the first and last come from their pre-Starwave days.

I nearly missed this because my Twitter timeline skipped straight from "new look!" tweets to "new cheki!" tweets. Laugh I've actually liked Scarlet Valse's recent stuff a lot more than I thought I would, so I'm looking forward to this.

The original version of "Virginal Blood" for those curious:
#2
I've seen that video before, but I never realized how much the singer and the guitarist "borrowed" the looks of Kamijo and Hizaki respectively. The bassist and the guitarist may have gone for a Teru-ish thing too... Just goes to show how little attention I pay Smile

Anyway, the song didn't sound too bad. The vocals aren't my thing, but they don't distract from the music too much.
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#3
Kakeru (the vocalist) actually started his career as a Lareine roadie, so it's kind of appropriate that he's trying to be Indie Kamijo. Laugh

And oh man, if you think Scarlet Valse looks suspiciously like Versailles, you should see their former labelmates Misaruka (who answered a question literally nobody asked: "What if Versailles was a Lareine tribute band?"):

Apparently they kinda tried to do their own thing later on, but the shitty Malice Mizer cover they did killed any interest I had in checking out their music in any meaningful way.
#4
Trailer up:

#5
That title track sounded very good actually. Very Euro power metal, but that's not too much of an issue for me. Not sure if I'd pick this up, but it's a strong maybe if I see it second hand for a nice price or something like that. Most of the choruses do sound very similar though.
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#6
Did they get Chopin to play that intro for them? Wink
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#7
Pretty sure he's dead. Could be wrong though... Big Grin
#8
You don't know when they asked him... Wink
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#9
Full MV for "Reincarnation":

I agree about this sounding kinda Europower-y. (And about Scarlet Valse's choruses all being pretty much the same, lol.)
#10
Yeah not bad! Not an instant buy, but I could see myself impulse buying this in a month that I have some disposable income. Definitely better than I expected based on that earlier video you posted. And less Versailles-y in terms of looks Wink You can still hear a lot of Kamijo's influence in the vocals though.
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