#1
Genocide from Japan. Also went by the name Genocide Nippon. Genocide play a type of traditional heavy metal with a completely insane vocalist who, I guess, I would compare to King Diamond...if King Diamond was singing in Japanese. Expect a wide range of vocals: High-pitched wailing and falsettos galore one moment, and clean singing the next. This guy is bonkers, and I mean that in a good way, a very fvcking good way. The guitars are done in a similar "fashion" if you will. Loads of completely shredding guitar solos, and the music is as absolutely top-notch as the vox, even occasionally treading into doomy territory as well. Fans of Mercyful Fate, and more recently Portrait, look no further.

Only released one album in 1988, entitled Black Sanctuary, which is the definition of a hidden gem.

Metal-Archives:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=6452

Listen to those vocals...:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXYzd_6c1uI&feature=related

Cool Live Vid.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcQ_5Cb13io&feature=related

MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/genocidenippon

Buy. Black Sanctuary. Now.
Matthew 5:5 - "Blessed are the meek: for they shall Beherit the earth."
#2
hell yeah man these guys rule, the more heavy metal love the better
i am the moonstar
#3
I couldn't believe I had never once heard anybody else so much as mention them before. Soooooo good!
Matthew 5:5 - "Blessed are the meek: for they shall Beherit the earth."
#6
Sounds intriguing, I'll get right on it.
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#7
Album was re-issued by Shadow Kingdom in 2009, so it's pretty easy to come by as well. Power, did you already know of these guys?
Matthew 5:5 - "Blessed are the meek: for they shall Beherit the earth."
#8
Come on forum, put down your TBDM and BTBAM for a few minutes and listen to something worth your time.
Matthew 5:5 - "Blessed are the meek: for they shall Beherit the earth."
#10
Awww my precious little baby was resurrected. Good on you, Headless! Band is still top notch heavy metal goodness.
Matthew 5:5 - "Blessed are the meek: for they shall Beherit the earth."
#11
Black Sanctuary so goddamn good.
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

Sumdeus
#13
Quote by severed-metal
Black Sanctuary is so god damn I don't know.

Haven't listened yet.

What's this...I don't even...

This band is amazing. I actually thought I made this thread for a second.
#14
Quote by \Powerslave/
What's this...I don't even...

This band is amazing. I actually thought I made this thread for a second.


You WISH you made this thread, young n00bian.
Matthew 5:5 - "Blessed are the meek: for they shall Beherit the earth."
#15
spun Black Sanctuary again today, shit's still just as good. more chumps need to check it out, coughjoncough
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

Sumdeus