Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
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An X Japan Hit!
Breshiki | Kansas | 02/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blue Blood was X Japan's 2nd albums and has been noted as the CD that helped launch the start of their global domination! The album features some of X's best songs, like: Blue Blood, Week End, Endless Rain, Kurenai, Rose of Pain & much more!
It as know as one of X Japan's greatest albums (But tell me an X Album that isn't great!)
The Album was re-issued 2007 along with X's Jealousy Album. It was a start to X Japan's great 2008 comeback!
This was also the album that launched X Japan's first tour in 1988 (Blue Blood Tour). This is a must have for any X Fan weather it's the original or the re-issued!
Track List Edit:
The Beginning of Power Metal
John Doe | Los Angeles | 09/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now when people think of the beginning of "Power Metal," most think of Germany's Helloween and Gamma Ray or the United States' Manowar. What most people do not know is that a whacky, yet amazing looking band from Japan will forever transform melodic heavy metal--X (later known as X Japan). The drumming, the soaring guitars, the cutting vocals, everything that makes melodic metal great. X Japan is not only credited as one of the first power metal acts, but also covered by many of today's Power Metal bands such as Germany's Lord and Finland's Sonata Arctica. The Blue Blood album contained the ground work for the future. The drumming, especially, was incredibly influential on the genre. The double bass playing that complemented the tremblo guitar picking that this album contains on tracks such as Kurenai and Rose of Pain became essential in Power Metal.
Blue Blood through and through is an excellent album that tends to be overlooked by many outside of Japan. Not only do mainstream magazines/outlets ignore the band, but even heavy metal outlets tend to ignore this incredibly talented band. No one mentions the sheer genius behind Blue Blood. Tracks such as "X" and "Rose of Pain" are incredibly heavy yet awesomely melodic. Blue blood is as heavy as Ride the Lightning yet as melodic as Rainbow in the Dark. Yoshiki's piano playing is an also additional plus.
For all power metal and melodic metal fans, this album is A MUST!!!!! If you like Helloween, Iron Maiden, Dio and Sonata Arctica, you will love Blue Blood!"