Cause {Can’t Resist}


Drummer Spotlight: 혜성 from Pia
July 10, 2007, 4:16 am
Filed under: Prog Grind Metal, Seoul Hardcore

It’s a shame that, while there is some fine drumming on Waterfalls (of which I’ll be reviewing shortly), Hye-Seung’s drumming never really gets the spotlight that it did back on PIA’s ealier releases.

His style is obviously of a hip-hop/punk hybrid, but I think it’s pretty well formed, as he brings a certain jazzy style to what would otherwise be a more straightfoward Korean rock band.

I’m curious to hear him in a more aggressive rock band, as he seems to be quite creative in how he puts together rhythmic patterns and fills. I guess only time will tell.

Be sure to check out Pia’s 1st release pia@arrogantempire.xxx to hear some of his more metal-inspired drumming.

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Oh No Minwoo, Where Are U?
July 9, 2007, 8:17 pm
Filed under: Prog Grind Metal, Seoul Hardcore

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I know this is a question that many a fangirl across the world are asking themselves right now. Honestly, as much as I try to keep abreast of the latest ongoings of the Korean underground scene, not much noise has been made since 노민우 aka “The Artist Formerly Known as Rose” abandoned Korea’s 1st visual kei band (The Trax) in favor of more creative freedom with his band The Romantist.

Save for a few Hyde and X Japan covers at Rollinghall venue, no deals have been signed and no songs have been recorded. But, mostly due to 민우’s looks and popularity, they’ll have no problem gaining a strong fanbase once they decide to really get things going.

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However . . .

I do have a nice treat for the fans who still wonder what happened to their ivory haired pretty boy. Click and enjoy!



DESPERADO – 44 MINUTES LEFT BEFORE SMELLING LIKE A DISGUSTING PERSON
July 9, 2007, 7:30 pm
Filed under: Prog Grind Metal, Seoul Hardcore

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The latest addition to the Dope Music family, I introduce Desperado, who refreshingly play a sort of Korean-style Metalcore. Unfortunately I’m terribly backlogged as far as picking up the latest Japanese and Korean underground releases, so I can’t give a full review at this moment. But make sure to check out their MV for their track entitled “The Time Controls the Memories.”

DESPERADO MV “THE TIME CONTROLS OF MEMORIES” (Naver Blog)
Desperado Official Website – Updated with Tour Schedule (Cafe Daum)

44 Minutes Left Before Smelling Like A Disgusting Person is available for purchase at Mr. Kwang’s Music Store.

DESPERADO는 현재 앨범제작에 연이은 일본투어를 성공적으로 마치고 돌아왔습니다.

한달간의 투어는 오사카, 나고야, 도쿄를 돌아 다시 오사카에 이르러
총 14회의 라이브 스케줄로 진행되었습니다.
빡빡한 일정 속에서도 DESPERADO의 전 맴버들은 자신들의 음악으로 무대를 불태웠으며
그 반응 또한 뜨거웠습니다.

한국 발매 이전에 일본에서 판매된 DESPERADO의
정규 1집 앨범 [44 MINUTES LEFT BEFORE SMELLING LIKE A DISGUSTING PERSON]은
뜨거운 반응속에 성공적으로 판매되었습니다.
지친 몸을 이끌고 귀국하긴 하였지만, 많은 것을 배우고 더욱 강인해진 모습으로 여러분들 앞에 다가설 생각에 DESPERADO 맴버들은 모두 ‘흥분상태’입니다.
투어후 바로 여러분들을 찾아뵙고 싶었지만 밴드 내부의 문제로 인해 DESPERADO는
현재 잠시 휴식중에 있습니다.
오랜시간 DESPERADO의 드러머 자리를 지켜왔던 양원준군이 입대하게 되어
새로운 드러머의 영입과 동시에 곡들의 새로운 어레인지와 보다 발전된 모습으로 여러분들에게 다가가기 위한 작업의 시간을 갖게 되었습니다.
양원준군의 군생활이 원활하길 빌어주시고 새로운 DESPERADO의 드러머와 만들어가는 보다 강력해진 DESPERADO의 모습 또한 기대해주시기 바랍니다.
DESPERADO – 44 MINUTES LEFT BEFORE SMELLING LIKE A DISGUSTING PERSON(2007)

앨범 소식입니다.
드디어 여러분들께서 DESPERADO의 앨범을 만나볼 수 있게 되었습니다!!!
정규 1집 앨범 [44 MINUTES LEFT BEFORE SMELLING LIKE A DISGUSTING PERSON]이
5월 21일 온라인을 통해 선배포됩니다.
벅스뮤직과 온라인 스트리밍 서비스를 통해 오픈되는
[44 MINUTES LEFT BEFORE SMELLING LIKE A DISGUSTING PERSON]에 많은 관심가져주시길 바라며

6월 1일 DOPE ENT. 를 통하여 오프라인 발매되는 DESPERADO의 앨범을 만나보실 수 있길 바랍니다.
여러분들의 적극적인 서포팅을 부탁드리며, 곧 여러분들 앞에 새로이 모습을 드러낼
DESPERADO의 라이브를 기대해주시기 바랍니다.
DESPERADO 의 앨범과 라이브는 곧 여러분들을 찾아갑니다!!!



DRINK BEER SAVE WATER!!
July 9, 2007, 4:56 pm
Filed under: Artistic Stylings, Seoul Hardcore

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형님 finally got around to updating his website layout. He’s still working on it but check it out anyway since it’s pretty funny, and if you haven’t seen his awesome graphic artwork, you need to go there immediately. Just click on the graphic down there to the left that says “Tigerworks.”

Now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta get back to my Korean studies so I can hopefully work with him and his band in the near future.



피아 Pia – Black Fish Swim / 시대 유강 Live
June 18, 2007, 6:24 am
Filed under: Prog Grind Metal, Seoul Hardcore

Pia – Black Fish Swim Live (Youtube Video)
Pia – Regret of the Times / 시대 유강 Live (Youtube Video)



피아 Pia – Waterfalls Track Previews + Lyrics *Updated*
June 15, 2007, 8:03 am
Filed under: Prog Grind Metal, Seoul Hardcore

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I’ll update this space as I come across more track previews and videos. Enjoy!!!

1. Black Fish Swim M/V (Korean Version)
2. Black Fish Swim / Juicy Crasher / Leaving Wonderland (WMA Audio)
3. Masquerade Party + Lyrics (WMA Audio)
4. Jasmine (Shockwave Audio) *My current favorite
5. Galaxy (WMA Audio)



피아 Pia – New Album IN STORES NOW!!!
June 14, 2007, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Prog Grind Metal, Seoul Hardcore

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IT’S HERE!!! IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!

For those who are slightly unaware, the namesake of this website Cause {Can’t Resist} actually belongs to the 피아 song of the same name. So YES, this is an extremely big deal.

Unfortunately, it seems that online retailers don’t have it available until the 18th, but you can preview the track and lyrics to one track entitled Masquerade Party below. Thankfully it’s slightly more aggressive than anything found on Become Clear, so I still have hope for this album.

Oh, and while your at it, make sure to pick up the new album by (MOT). They are BY FAR one of the most underrated Korean bands out there.

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피아 – Masquerade Parade + Lyrics
Purchase Pia’s 4집 Waterfalls from YesAsia.com
Purchase MOT Vol. 2 from YesAsia.com