you know what always pissed me off about girugamesh? whenever one of their songs is going good, with some heavy riffs, amazing bassline, crazy and brutal drums, a fucking animesong chorus comes out of nowhere. like COME ON keep the song solid, not everything needs to be fucking heroic, dramatic and motivational. Their first songs are considered better for that only reason (talking about 13's reborn era and girugämesh era, even MUSIC is kinda shitty in this specific aspect). They were seemingly FINALLY getting the hang of it in these final releases, even tho' only 2 or 3 songs in each album could perform this way (as in not having choruses that sound out of place), chimera and END sounded really good, like they were going somehwere. Period was even better cuz the chorus kinda blends with the heavier parts of the song, sadly it's their last release and we'll never see a good release as solid as their earlier works. It's sad and hard to understand...
so... satoshi's throat is fucked up... that makes me genuinely sad. I'm still really confused and curious about why they disbanded at all. Anyway, this was my favorite band for a REALLY long time, they are such a big part of my life. It's strange to see they go... Goodbye I guess.
Una lástima la separación... "period" es el fiel reflejo de los últimos lanzamientos que tuvieron. Satoshi y sus guturales, ¿por qué? muy forzados e innecesarios~ su calidad vocal es suficiente y no necesita forzar la voz. Es una pena que en los últimos años el nuevo género musical que trataron de adoptar haya sido el metalcore, ¿quizás un intento para mantenerse vigente?. Tampoco les resultó. Esperemos que Satoshi no abandone la escena musical, sería una gran pérdida ): .
In that part of the video it's obviously backing vocals, that's true, but for others (like END) it's his growls. It's probably due to the bad condition of his throat, so he needed a little support during some songs.... :/
@Kumanosuke: yes, I meant lip syncing, excuse my poor English skills. Satoshi sang all of the clear vocal parts, but some parts of his growl were definately lip synced. Again, the venue sound was really raw, so it was obvious. No need to be so defensive, though, I still enjoyed the performance just as much as I enjoyed it when they were here in 2014 (even if it was bittersweet this time around) and I still love the band dearly, I understand this tour was difficult and the band must be in emotional turmoil because of the disbanding, so I don't blame them.
He was lip syncing the melody in the chorus for slip out, it doesn't make sense for his shouting to be quiet and then suddenly his natural singing to be louder, it also doesn't make sense for his screams to sound exactly the same as the studio versions.
It's really obvious here for example: https://youtu.be/SItPcqd5OVE?t=25m45s
Chimera is awesome, and now they disband. Sad news came out of nowhere. They are the only Japanese band that I listened so much. Girugämesh was unique for me. Maybe they needed more appreciation? Now just gonna listen their discography all over again, because it's so good. And because there will be no more new music from them. Damn.
sEcstasy: What's a phonogram? Ofc his voice is not in perfect condition for oversea tours because it's a lot of stress (lack of sleep, jet lag etc.). I saw them in Munich yesterday and his voice was fine though. During songs like volcano or slower songs like nobody. And he also didn't lip sync or sth, if you think that.
Saw them live yesterday in Saint Petersburg on their fairwell EU tour. Satoshi clearly had trouble growling so they had to use phonogram partially. I wouldn't have noticed if the club's sound qiality was better. Still they performed to their best and I will miss this band so much...