I’m so into this band!
As I get older, my sensibilities are waning, “I’m so into this band!” I don’t have many opportunities to say that anymore.
I am sad to say, but one band that has newly caught my attention is “After the Burial”.
The polyrhythms are super complex, just like Meshuggah’s.
The song development is complex and bizarre.
Melodies with a unique floating feeling.
Clear and weighty sound quality.
The band has a mysterious musicality that is difficult to understand, yet somehow catchy.
I was overwhelmed by the excellent melodies and the riffs that were being twisted and turned
I first heard their 2nd album “Rareform” at a CD store in Ochanomizu, Tokyo.
I also got their first album “Forging a Future Self” afterwards (The price was high due to the scarcity of the product!).
I was overwhelmed by the excellent melodies and the riffs that were being twisted and turned.
The melodies are so moving and complex that I never get tired of listening to them over and over again.
Finally, their third album “In Dreams,” their debut in Japan, was announced, and when I listened to it with high expectations…huh?
He degree of construction seems to me to have been made as simple
“Place just doesn’t feel right to me. Huh, something’s kind of boring. I guess my thoughts have cooled off.”
This is a quote from the song “Nozomi no nakunaranai sekai” by “Kinniku-Showjotai”, but it has a similar sentiment.
The complexity of each riff remains the same, but the degree of construction seems to me to have been made as simple as it dared to be.
Before the second album, riffs appeared one after another, creating a mysterious worldview, which I felt was a bit too much.
Also, the melody is a little more subdued, and the proportion of bass parts seems to have increased.
In sum, I felt that the band has changed so that it can be accepted by more and more people.
The complexity and melodies have been diminished and are less appealing to me.
None of them have been as good as “After the Burial”
I think the sound quality has improved in a positive way.
The power has increased and the drums are very good.
That’s why the above changes are disappointing.
I have been listening to a lot of bands in the same vein, but none of them have been as good as “After the Burial”.
A band’s musicality is bound to change, so I can’t help but hope that the band’s musicality will return in the next album.
December 6,2011 Freakz
Surprisingly, the musicianship returns in the next album, “Wolves Within”.
I guess they are still pursuing this kind of highly complex and in a sense niche musicality.
I can’t get enough of it.
March 8,2022 Freakz