Bu-ikikaesu Review

artist: Maximum the Hormone date: 08/05/2010 category: compact discs
Maximum the Hormone: Bu-ikikaesu
Released: Mar 14, 2007
Genre: Metalcore, nu metal
Label: VAP
Number Of Tracks: 14
This is the best album by Maximum The Hormone. The album went gold and stayed on Oricon charts for 78 weeks.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 7
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 8.7
Bu-ikikaesu Reviewed by: Kajinaga, on august 05, 2010
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Sound: Maximum The Hormone is a Japanese metalcore/nu metal band that is hailing from Hachiji, Japan. The singer, Daisuke Tsuda, loves to switch his singing technique all throughout the songs. Some parts he's growling, some he's screaming, some even rapping, and some he's just singing. Also backed with vocals of the female drummer, Nao Kawakita, the vocals are definitely as powerful as Ryo Kawakita's distortion (who also contributes to most of the clean singing). Maximum The Hormone does not implement many guitar solos, one appears on the album titled song, "Buiikikaesu", and on a few other tracks, but mainly they keep it flowing with riffs and lyrics. Ryo Kawakita has some very interesting licks and riffs. They are simple enough for beginners to learn, but they sound so cool! Maximum The Hormone has ways of getting their metal songs to sound poppish in a few songs. Like at the beginning of "Koi No Mega Lover" and "Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nurururerorero" They even got two of their songs, "Zetsubou Billy" and "What's Up People!" as themes for the anime series "Death Note" that is on Adult Swim. // 9

Lyrics: Maximum The Hormone has very weird writing capabilities. Obviously since they are a Japanese band, their lyrics are mostly in Japanese, but even Japanese people have to listen twice to make sure that they hearing things right! They write songs from being a depressed killer "Zetsubou Billy", to a story about a sh-t breaking robot "Kuso Breakin' Nou Breakin' Lily, to one all about sex appeal "Koi No Mega Lover". // 7

Overall Impression: This is the best album by Maximum The Hormone. The album went gold and stayed on Oricon charts for 78 weeks. These guys really know their stuff, and pull it off pretty damn well! The album has well written songs, and some that are sure to stay in your head like "Louisianna Bob" and "Shimi". This album was released in 2007, and I still love it as much as I did when it was released. I'm not a fan of metalcore, screamo, or anything like that, but I really love this band and album. The only thing I hate about this album is the fact that it's hard to get a hold of if you don't live in Japan. You have to order it online. But besides that, and the fact that not too many people here in the U.S. know about Maximum The Hormone, I love the album in every shape, way, and form. // 10

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