Welcome back to the second edition of Ronon's Reviews The 10 Most Promising Music Acts Right Now! In this monthly list I will try to vary as much as possible the type of artists I talk about and I think this piece is the proof, as you can find Alt-Pop, Punk, Hip Hop, Death Metal and even some Hardcore, because why the hell not, if the music is good, I think it should be promoted.
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Ever heard of the genre Nintendocore before? I wouldn't blame you if you haven't, it's not something that gets much, if any airtime on mainstream radio. I only discovered it by accident a year ago or so when I was doing some Metalcore related research and stumbled across it. I didn't dig any deeper at the time and forgot about it for the most part, until recently a few Nintendocore tracks worked their way into my Spotify discovery playlists. I'm now a convert.
Japan is an untapped mine of musical gold and my latest find is no exception.
It's no secret that I love my J-Core, you guys see it almost every week, but I can't help if the bands of this genre kick some serious arse. Meet MAKE MY DAY, a Japanese Metalcore, Post-Hardcore and to some degrees, Nu-Metalcore (though some people call it Trancecore) act out of Tokyo, who prior to the Coronavirus outbreak were heading for a massive year.
They dropped their second full length album Mind Haven on the 29th of January before announcing a pretty sizeable tour in support of it, sadly that all went to shit, which is a massive shame for the world.
The end of an era, marks the beginning of a new one with Species.
Ever since Crossfaith announced their Species EP back in April, I've been crawling the walls in anticipation. The Japanese five piece have never released anything short of amazing, and I could feel that this brief record would follow suit. Also I was more than a little curious of the band's attempt to broaden their horizons, since lead singer Kenta Koie had confirmed that Species was going in a new direction musically.
I had an inkling that Crossfaith would drop something this year, and it turns out I was right. The Japanese Electronicore group won't be releasing an album though, but rather an EP titled Species on the 22nd of May, hence the singles 'Endorphin' back in Feb and 'Digital Parasite' on Thursday.