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Zeni Geva


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3 stars Are ZENI GEVA a mixture with Speed Grindcore (like Napalm Death) and Avantgarde Progressive? What can they be denominated as?

ZENI GEVA, getting started as a progressive / hardcore project by a founder / guitarist Kazuyuki KISHINO (aka KK Null) in 1987, can be very active and naughty as previously I've felt. This album "Alive And Rising" was my first ZENI GEVA experience (shame :P) and lots of their videos I've checked, and come to this conclusion. This deep, impulsive sound pressure tied up with heavy twin guitar chains has never been changed, despite of changes of drummers. Furthermore, the current drummer is Tatsuya YOSHIDA, a powerful drum guru, who has had massive experience under a bunch of his progressive rock projects. Let me say they cannot avoid piling up heaviness and progressiveness.

Throughout the whole album, we can be drenched in the twin guitar sounds launched by Kazuyuki and Mitsuru TABATA (he did recommend this album to me, thanks man), dread voices, and Tatsuya's drumming that can throw us into complex, magmatic rhythm Renaissance. Sometimes they remind me Speed Grindcore like Napalm Death, A. C. (The second track "Disorganization" is just the example), and sometimes Noise RIO like Musica Transonic (one of Tatsuya's projects). Their instrumental technique is beyond the words (always been frozen with astonishment), and their power can let me remain opening my mouth, with chilling knife-edged sharpness.

Anyway, back to the paragraph first I've mentioned. Guess each member should go ahead toward his own cornerstone, different from another one. Mitsuru's mentioned that they'd played progressive rock, but I wonder how Kazuyuki consider. Suppose he consider they'd played progressive hardcore (namely, hardcore tinged with progressive, not progressive seasoned with hardcore)? Their mysterious music goal can confuse me and stuff me into tough inner world. Maybe pleasant if I had nothing to think or were innocent, but various heavy chains run around my brain.

Oh, can this confusion with listening to this album be their intensive purpose against us? Then, they should be very clever, I wanna say indeed.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |


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