Valkyrie - Valkyrie Rising (April 11, 2018)
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Osakan Thrash Metal Goddesses Valkyrie release their first ever full-length album on Slumber Records in April, after 32 years! Note they are not Valkyrie (Melodic Progressive Heavy Metal band who released one EP in 2005) or Valkyrie (Black/Doom Metal band from Tokyo) or Valkily, Valkylie, Valkyr, Valkyrie or any number of similarly named bands. They reformed in 2015 (minus their original vocalist, who had moved to the US). This is their second record on Slumber after last year's EP, the three songs of which are repeated on the album. Not sure if they're remixes like Lovebites though. They boast an average age of 47.75.

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Track list:
1. Westwind
2. Destiny
3. Death's Head
4. No Way To Heaven
5. O
6. Metamorphosis In The Dark
7. Till Dawn
8. SS
9. Distorted Faith
10. Void Of Heat

No trailer, but here's the trailer for the EP, which should do for now:





Price: 2,700円 (But maybe qpr can get you a good deal from bassist Atsuko!)
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I like the riffing on this, I just feel like the vocals lack a certain amount of power.
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I think there's no chance to get a good deal.
It's on Slumber Records and to deal with them is a little bit difficult.
I tried it once as they were still known as Lights Out Records but no luck.
But I'll contact Atsuko to see what she's saying.
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Don't worry, I was only joking Wink
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My goodness, 34 years... That actually tops the previous longest first album drought from a Japanese metal band I'd ever seen, which was Mephistopheles at 33 years.
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Riffs aren't bad, but the vox aren't aggressive enough. Don't like the drum sound either (as usual).
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In case you wondered what James Hetfield would sound like if he was female and Asian... Smile
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Quote:Note they are not Valkyrie (Melodic Progressive Heavy Metal band who released one EP in 2005) or Valkyrie (Black/Doom Metal band from Tokyo) or Valkily, Valkylie, Valkyr, Valkyrie or any number of similarly named bands.
They are Valkylie.


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(05-07-2018, 01:55 AM)kanji.title Wrote: They are Valkylie.

No, Valkylie is a totally different band that just released the Lamia shock demo tape.
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