Monday, June 1, 2020
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Artist: BLOOD (@)
Title: Vengeance for Blood 2
Format: CD
Label: Cure (@)
Distributor: CDBaby
Rated: *****
We welcome the Japan-based label and distributor Cure to the international scene, although the three-men Goth/Rock act BLOOD is for sure not unknown, since they’ve recently perform live on some stages in Washington, LA, New York and Boston. This trio can be named for sure a kind of spear head of the Japanese Dark Goth scene and with a website translated into 7 further languages besides Japanese some international attention and success is guaranteed. The band history features an uncountable amount of releases available in all formats and it is separated into three different phases – this seems to belong on the changing membership in between the band. But everything is related to the band former member Kiwamu, who stands also behind the Cure label. Always in all phases on his side is the bass player Kaede, while Fu-Ki is the singer for this third phase of this band. This "Vengeance For Blood 2" is the second episode of a trilogy mini-album release series and features 7 tracks. Guitar-driven Goth-Rock with some synth textures and a charismatic and well tuned male vocal performances are the used elements here and can form a mostly catchy (especially on "Forever Lost") output. To everyone who’s interested in the lyrically content, on all releases are translations into English and/or French language featured. This is a convincing output especially designed for the fans of this genre – a bit short maybe, but I guess the ongoing trilogy has zo be seen and listened as a whole.

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