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There are at least eleven groups, or aliases, by the name of Envy:

1. Since their formation in 1992, Envy has become a dominant band in the independent hardcore and screamo scene in Japan. Their music has evolved over the years to incorporate hardcore, screamo, and most recently, the epic tendencies of post-rock. Envy is characterized by their ability to master screamo’s loud-soft dynamic to evoke both crushing brutality and gentle beauty, often within the same song. Much has been made of vocalist Tetsuya Fukugawa’s own skill at commanding this dichotomy and thusly their live shows have grown in legend over the years. The band is also noted for their deep and poetic lyrics.

The band has become increasingly popular among the post rock scene in the last few years for their incorporation of Mogwai-esque sound and composition dynamics into more traditional screamo songs. This new influence can be most easily identified on their last three releases, “All The Footprints You’ve Ever Left And The Fear Expecting Ahead” released by Dim Mak,”A Dead Sinking Story” released on Level Plane and “Insomniac Doze” released on Temporary Residence Limited.

The band has since become friends with Mogwai and vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa was featured on a track from Mogwai’s 2006 album “Mr. Beast.”

In March of 2006, it was announced that Envy had signed to Temporary Residence Limited for American distribution of Insomniac Doze (though it was released by Mogwai’s Rock Action label in Europe and Envy’s own Sonzai Records in Japan).

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  • Walenta

    Heavy Pop Review: http://www.heavypop.at/envy-atheists-cornea/

    1 Jul 2:57pm Reply
  • necro_daemon

    where can I download Atheist's cornea in mp3??

    27 Jun 3:23am Reply
  • ato1945

    The new record tickle's me in all the right spots.

    9 Jun 11:23pm Reply
  • CoreyEllis

    they better come back to the states soon; i need to hear some atheist cornea tracks live~

    3 Jun 6:19pm Reply
  • knight_88

    New album is fantastic. It's better than I expected!

    2 Jun 4:19pm Reply
  • Foln

    Still far far away from A dead sinking story and Insomniac Doze but at least much better than Recitation.

    2 Jun 2:33pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    New album is dank

    29 May 7:45pm Reply
  • bjeer

    I'm blown away by Atheist's Cornea. After ploughing through countless uninspired post-whatever albums in recent few years, I've almost forgotten how properly executed music stirs emotions and overwhelms you from beginning to end. It's also been ages since an album already enticed me so much when I wasn't even halfway through.

    27 May 9:57am Reply
  • ClothesOptional

    If you don't think Arche is a masterpiece or close than you have bad taste in music period. Anyway this record is actually okay I just got way too hyped with that album title. I hoped they might move away from the pitchfork shoegaze shit but instead they refined it. I actually have a good opinion of Recitation in spite of it signaling the decline. I'm just bitter they'll never match Insomniac Doze again.

    27 May 2:41am Reply
  • BigSimo

    the fact that their new album is way better than Recitation disproves your point entirely. also, i'm struggling not to bring into this the fact that Dir En Grey have never released anything close to a masterpiece...

    24 May 2:30pm Reply
  • ClothesOptional

    Envy is dead boys, might as well download Deafheaven and whatever Alcest is churning out these days. I heartily recommend Dir En Grey's latest masterpiece though.

    23 May 1:55am Reply
  • teocc

    i was hoping there is a riff as creative as 'A breath clad.." from the new album. Maybe I placed my expectation too high? :(

    22 May 8:21am Reply
  • rown10

    There is no better, everything made by envy is great.

    21 May 3:42pm Reply
  • nighter333

    Excellent new album.

    20 May 2:18pm Reply
  • _Killswitch_

    Amazing as usual...

    19 May 11:27am Reply
  • cacti_

    time flies, hard to believe it's already been 5 years since recitation

    19 May 8:04am Reply
  • ClothesOptional

    Hate to say it but this one sounds like it was made for the Pitchfork crowd. I was mentally prepared but still upset cause it's hard not hype yourself up for an Envy release. I doubt there will be any masterpieces from here on out. It's possible my opinion could change but I do not like what I hear for the most part.

    19 May 1:24am Reply
  • FranBlastBeat

    Atheist's Cornea... bucle, and again and again <3

    18 May 7:45pm Reply
  • ReaIis

    Fuckkk Atheists Cornea is awesome.

    18 May 2:36am Reply
  • duffe

    they never fail to disappoint.

    18 May 12:09am Reply
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