LOVEBITES // GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD // EP REVIEW
A five-track taster of what Japanese Metal is all about, the chaos, the beauty, the madness that is its very essence is encapsulated within these five tracks. We in the west know that the Japanese market is a culture shock to our norms as I am confident that our culture is equally mind-bending to the Japanese at times, so prepare yourself for a barrage on the senses if you have not yet experienced these majestic ladies for yourself.
The Asian beauties pack a punch, they may look like butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths but their savage songwriting tells a very different story. As frantic and chaotic as Dragonforce at times they hit the ground running with a lightning-fast opener in Glory To The World, before following it up with an equally pummelling number in No Time To Hesitate. Two tracks in and you’ll already be feeling the effects, it may even take your senses a while to catch up with everything that is going on!
Paranoia follows with its cinematic opening before the riffage once again grips you by the throat to remind you that you’re not here for a good time, you’re here to mosh!! Dystopia Symphony carries on the theme with yet another blistering riff to tear the senses apart, high intensity and in your face stylistic songwriting is the theme for today and you simply are not allowed to catch your breath for a minute, the penultimate track with its multi-layered vocals and neo-classical undertone hits home once again.
The album closes off with Winds Of Transylvania, a dark sounding track opening lures you into a false sense of security thinking that there will be a change of direction or pace for the one, but alas the girls have you in the palm of their hand and they’re going to finish you off!
Glory, Glory, To The World, is a manic and highly enjoyable five-track assault on the senses that has to be experienced to be understood. So strap yourself in, shizzle is getting real!
Glory, Glory To The World is out Friday, May 28th via JPU Records.
GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD TRACKLIST:
1. Glory To The World
2. No Time To Hesitate
4. Dystopia Symphony
5. Winds Of Transylvania