[Power Metal] Bridear
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All-female heavy/power band (with some metalcore elements) from Fukuoka. Pretty talented band, esp. their guitarists. I think Misa won some soloing competition over there. They have a few singles, one mini-album, and a full-length (which was released earlier this year under their belts). They did a tour of Europe earlier this year (pretty rare when a Japanese band does that).







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A new live crossfade turned up on my twitter feed.
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#3
i only bought the iTunes version of their full length - who does the cookie monster vocals, and more importantly, please could they stop?
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#4
Misa, one of the guitarists, does the growls. I like 'em. Smile
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#5
I think she did a pretty decent job on them too.

There's no harsh vocals on their first MCD though.
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#6
fair enough, not saying she does a bad job if you like that sort of thing, I just think they sound way out of context. Each to their own, I guess.
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#7
I really think the growls added to the band. My personal opinion on the first album was kinda boring in the vocal department without the growls.
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#8
Vox on both albums are fine.

I do notice more metalcore creeping in on Baryte, which isn't a shock considering what Misa listens to. Despite my dislike for metalcore, it actually works out ok here. They have an uncompromising, organic sound that I find quite appealing. I hope they never pander to Euro power metal fans and streamline their sound.
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(09-26-2016, 11:55 AM)TimJ Wrote: fair enough, not saying she does a bad job if you like that sort of thing, I just think they sound way out of context. Each to their own, I guess.

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of growls. But ever since I got into Epica a couple of years ago, I find myself more appreciative of them. I prefer them when used as an accent or counterpoint, as in Bridear, but I happen to really like Galmet and Erebos, too. Smile
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#10
I took my sweet time getting around this and now kinda kick myself, if only for "Hakoniwa." Damn that song is killer.
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