[Power Metal] Aldious
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One of the most popular J-metal bands at the moment and the band that popularized the girl metal scene. Their first 2 albums were in heavier/straight-forward direction. Their first vocalist Rami had to leave due to undisclosed health reasons. They enlisted vocalist Re:NO (which isn't exactly a popular decision, but she eventually improved), became more J-rock, and went in a more polished, melodic direction. I like both eras a lot, but for different reasons.


Aldious with Rami:









Aldious with Re:NO:














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The original videos got deleted, so I replaced them.

Speaking of which, they're working on shooting a new PV as we speak.
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I must admit that I liked them better when Rami was the singer. Re:No's voice just doesn't have the power for some of their earlier songs, and I think that's the main reason why the last 2 albums were mellower. I'd like them to get back to the harder rhythms of their first 2, but I don't see that happening.
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Rami seems to have mellowed out (or matured) a bit too.

Granted, I think Re:NO has improved a lot over their last two albums. Aldious would've went in this direction anyway - most bands lighten with time because they don't have that youthful aggression/energy.

At least most of their last album was pretty fast - and they keep improving as musicians. The only thing I'm apprehensive of is them going more and more commercial sounding (their last album as their most polished/commercial outing).
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I might be the only person here that likes the Re:NO albums more.
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#6
I like both eras relatively evenly, but the first 2 I like more as well. However, the Re:NO era has produced some of my favorite songs by them.

They seriously need to turn in to the female version of Versailles.
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Does that include dressing up as vampires? Tongue Actually, doesn't one of their PVs have vampires in a nightclub or something?
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#8
Yeah, that's an omen! Personally Radiant A did have some heavier songs on it. It was actually a lot more metal than I was expecting.

My only nitpick now - besides Believe Myself - is all the songs are too short/compact. I hope the songs are opened up a bit for some extended solos and whatnot.

This won't be a shock to you, but I wish every band I listen to goes in a more prog/technical direction. Even pop ones. Laugh
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I did up RYM list ranking their discography. I *may* write up more verbose descriptions, but getting a sentence out of me is an epic achievement.

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Rasetsu/u...phy-ranked

They're working on a new PV and I'm dreading looking forward to it. I guess we see if they'll either stay power metal or go more commercial, cuz their last album had feet in both camps. I hope they don't go in a mallgoth direction.
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They'll do neither and just do another wtf album. Tongue
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