AWOI: BIRTHDAY – New Album Reviewed and Out Now

Press photo AWOI album Birthday 2012

How do you imagine your perfect birthday? A riot of screaming, growling madness? If so, this BIRTHDAY is just the one for you. Post-hardcore visual kei band AWOI are bringing their album to Europe, available for digital download through Gan Shin Records. Get ready for a blast of eleven full tracks of fun, but unfortunately there’s not much by way of balloons or cake at this birthday party.

If you’ll excuse the party pun a little longer, there’s something for everyone at AWOI’s birthday; dance around to jazz driven track, Yakou Boogie, have a metal feast with Abelcain or go for the cherry on top of the cake, Unhappy Birthday To Me. The outstanding thing about this album is that despite being heavy in every track, the variation of vocals between singing, screaming and screaming gives a fast paced stamp of originality to every track. From chilly melodies to red hot rampages, one of the most surprising things is how quickly this album is over and you find yourself hitting play again.

AWOI show more improvements in style than ever before, they excel at quick changes and an impressively fast pace. Although the opening is not especially strong, it quickly builds up from the second track and keeps going until the brilliant finale, Unhappy Birthday To Me.

I would recommend AWOI to fans of Cradle of Filth, DIR EN GREY or SCREW

Title: BIRTHDAY

01. Rensa (4:20)
02. Butterfly 16441 (4:01)
03. Rainybaby (3:34)
04. Parasite (3:53)
05. Sentimental Lastscene (4:58)
06. Anti Music Funny Man (4:05)
07. Yakou boogie (4:09)
08. Yubikiri (3:52)
09. Abelcain (3:47)
10. Nightmare (4:02)
11. Unhappy Birthday to Me (4:14)

European Release Date: 19 December 2012

Available from Amazon MP3iTunes and Spotify.

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About Chriss
Formed almost entirely of glitter and hairspray, Chriss has been a music addict since she first dicovered Japanese rock music a great many years ago. An enthusiastic fashion addict, she has written research on the relationships between music and fashion in Japan and continues to expand on it with as many trips to Japanese music events as she can afford.

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