General Eastern Asian Non-Metal Thread
#71
Not bad. With math rock bands, I can't even begin to fathom how they memorize their songs to perform, prog is hard enough to follow at times. WTF?!?!?
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#72
DogStar? Really? Big Grin

Wasn’t that the name of Keanu Reeves band in the 90s?
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#73
Eh, I can't say this band is really doing anything for me. Nice name though. Laugh
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#74
(11-13-2017, 05:50 PM)rollermonkey Wrote: DogStar? Really? Big Grin

Wasn’t that the name of Keanu Reeves band in the 90s?
That's a pretty normal-sounding name for a math rock band.
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#75
Remnants of the Fallen are a five member Metalcore/Melodic Death Metal band from Seoul. They've been going in some form since 2009, and have released three (and a half!) EP's and a single full-length album, Shadowmaker [2016]. They've been through a few guitarists and their drummer appears to play for about five bands (possibly a shortage in Seoul?), but their vocalist (Bin) and bassist (Jin) have been around since the start and have held the thing together. Bin has been through a few different haircuts by the look of it, though.
It's hard to decide if they're more metalcore than melodic death metal, or the opposite really, particularly if you're useless in the field of musical taxonomy like me. I think I probably like them because of the melodeath elements - they seem a bit more technical than most bands of this type and there's bit more variety.

I think they're mostly singing in English, but, hey, its Metalcore, you can't understand a word anyway Wink

Anyway here's a few videos to see if they're you're thing:

Official MV off the full album:





And a couple of tracks off the same:









Plus an earlier live performance from a TV show:



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#76
Walking After U are a four-piece Girl's Rock Band from Seoul who, unusually as these things go, have some kind of profile in Japan, having toured there a bit. They were originally formed in 2014 at one of those endless TV competitions South Korea seems to go in for, after a merger between two other bands, Rubbie Duckie and Swingz. Not sure how much say in it the girls had though, as it seems to have been an 'arranged marriage' via their respective managements. They seem to have a pretty relentless schedule, similar to Korean pop groups, touring Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan & Europe. Current line-up is:

Baek Haein (lead vocals, guitar)
Kim "Sunny" Seonghee (keyboard, backup vocals)
Seo "A-zzang" Ahyeon (drums, backup vocals)
Cho Minyeong (bass, backup vocals)

They lost their guitarist Song Jin (leader of Rubbie Duckie) - not entirely sure when, as they have a habit of dying their hair odd colours which makes them hard to tell apart sometimes (unmistakeable lead singer Baek apart), but I think somewhere after the second album. Their musical style is a mix of emo, indie & modern rock, though their on stage style seems a bit more pop punk. It's interesting to watch them just to see how their style is a bit different from similar Japanese bands somehow. More physically aggressive maybe? Vocals are a mix of Korean and English (which they speak a bit of - I've seen some slightly awkward English interviews!). Interesting they don't seem to have done the 'Japanese Version' a lot of the K-Pop groups do yet, since they seem to do their Japanese MC's...in English. Oh well, I suppose Band-Maid are still doing their English MC's in Japanese Wink
They've released three full albums now and their latest 'Arirang' has actually got them an appearance in the infamous 'Girls Metal Special' (otherwise known as 'Everything you didn't want to know about Aldious') issue of Metallion this year, which I may get around to translating some time.

Fun Fact: Their first album comes with a recommendation from the 'Snow Pirate' himself, Gyze's Ryoji.

Here's the few videos:

Their precursor bands, first up "Rubbie Duckie":





Then 'Swingz':





And now for a bit of a change of style (Wink), the lead MV from their first album 'Unleash':





A couple of pieces their second album 'Running Wild':









And to finish off, the lead track off their third album of the same title 'Arirang', which is definitely my favourite:



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#77
I remember this band playing at one of those Women's Power fests a few years back. They fell into the "ok, but nothing special" camp for me (probably too plain/ordinary for my tastes, from what I vaguely recall).
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#78
I wasn't that impressed with their 2015 work myself - they didn't seem bad but seemed a bit, uh, 'generic'. But I think their latest stuff has more promise. Not sure if that's because they lost a guitarist and gained a bassist, or just a couple of years of constant touring., who knows. I'd probably get the album if it was available... anywhere.
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#79
Oh, the last thing I heard was probably from back then - and this was before I got into indie. Ganglion being probably the only alternative all-girl band I listened to at the time (and my measuring stick for that sort of thing).

Strange how Japanese stuff is so much easier to obtain hard-copies of (barring venue shit).
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#80
Maybe they'll release a Japanese version. Their first is easy to get, because they did just that (and its on iTunes), but I guess they were focused elsewhere by the second. Like I mentioned, I've seen some European interviews.

Here's the Metallion Korean piece:

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Confess I haven't heard of any of them, but I guess K-Rock doesn't have the profile K-Pop does on the likes of YouTube these days.
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