NoGoD Stand Up! for Their Right to Wear Make-up
16 October, 2012 Leave a comment
NoGoD are possibly one of our favourite, overlooked visual kei artists of recent years. We still remember receiving a review copy of their third album Kakera (get it on CD/DVD or MP3) from CLJ Records – their first release in Europe as far as we’re aware. Back then, vocalist Danchou was going for some weird clown look – and this writer wasn’t digging it. All pre-conceived expectations of An Cafe-styled monstrosity were blown away when first full-track ‘Shinzou‘ blasted our eardrums with its metalcore-inspired guitar work and post-hardcore screams.
Now switching European label to Gan Shin, the group release their latest maxi-single Stand Up! digitally. The three tracks included don’t disappoint. Every one is upbeat, fierce and falls somewhere between Deluhi and abingdon boys school, by way of old skool Girugamesh – no bad thing indeed.
1. Stand Up! (3:37)
2. Hareruya (3:53)
3. Naraku (3:38)
Release Date: 17/10/2012