really SHAME ON YOU all ho listen Sadie for so long and say such stupid things, NEW ALBUM IS AMAZING ! And just cause Mao have simmilar voice to Kyo it totally doesn't mean that album is rip off DEG ! did you ever listened truley DEG? O,o those who do they can see totally different styles, it's usual Sadie with darker and heavier songs just, it's normal they are expanding and not staying at same place with music. DEG music is more morbiud calmer but serius with instrumental, lyrics and vocal. In MADRIGAL de MARIA I don't see any song that resembles some of DEG ! it's jumpy freaky and romantic totally Sadie style. so stop bitching if you aren't listening music seriously and can't tell difference between copycat and resemblance just by voice.
No one can't deny that they are often strongly 'inspired' of other bands, but they made their own shit about it and Maos style to sing is still unique. But I'm still enjoying their music and of course their new album too >3 It isn't a milestone in music history but another solid release by them :D
"well, I found such so-called "J-fanbase" to be mostly made of immature freaks obsessed with a culture they don't understand, never experienced but still fanatically idealize" I hate those people. Especially when their entire knowledge about Japan is based on anime and vocaloids.
I didn't bother leeching sadie's recent LP but I'm listening to demons cradle on utube rn and holy fuck, a band that mashed obscure, vinushka and mazohyst of decadence together AND still managed to sound like some no budget undercode talentless whoever (nega for example) deserves some applause tbh.
D2Synua: I know the difference between "being influenced" and "ripping off", that's why I wrote "too influenced" in citation marks... They are simply too influenced by DIR EN GREY that they copying them. ;)