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PostSubject: IMARI TONES - First Christian Metal Band from Japan!   Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:47 pm

Hello,

I recently discovered a new find- Imari Tones, the first Christian metal band from Japan. The groups lists its influences as Van Halen, Stryper, Living Colour, Loudness & Rush.

I might describe the new Imari Tones album, "Revive The World", as 'eighties metal', albeit that might be somewhat limiting.  Yes, there are some melodic metal and hard rock moments (sort of like Stryper& Laudamus) but also some bluesy hard rock aspects as well (think Aerosmith meets Bride).  Standing out is the period slightly progressive Rush influence.

Vocalist & guitarist Tak Nakamine is pretty good.

Here is the link to the Imaris Tones ReverNation page: https://www.reverbnation.com/imaritones
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PostSubject: Re: IMARI TONES - First Christian Metal Band from Japan!   Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:14 am

I had heard of these guys a few years back but didn't seek out their music as it was super bad to start with.  While istening to clips of their album "Victory In Jesus", they sound somewhat what a mix of early Dokken and the very first Poison album would have sounded like.  The guitarist is more than adequate and has some tasty chops.  However, because of their ages and the language barrier, the songs just have a youthful naivety that bands like Poison had to begin with until their songwriting matured.  I may try a download or two of theirs from eMusic just because I can get them cheap.

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PostSubject: Re: IMARI TONES - First Christian Metal Band from Japan!   Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:24 am

OK, I see the point, but I have not had opportunity to hear "Victory In Jesus" either.  The only Imari Tones album I have is the newest one, "Revive The World".  No, the group might not have the technical licks and chops of Stryper but do not think it is all that bad either- at least its better material.  My thought is that the band has improved a lot since "Victory In Jesus".  Again, I am not in position to offer comparison.

Regardless, I am simply glad that there is a Christian metal band from Japan to begin with...
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PostSubject: Re: IMARI TONES - First Christian Metal Band from Japan!   Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:21 am

Def gonna check em out... but as for being the first Christian metal from Japan... I'm under the impression that a band called Diall was the first. I could be wrong though as there isn't much info on them. I have a rip from an album they released in the 90s...
Here's what I have on them:
Diall
Metal Japanese band formed in 1986.
Kan Takahashi - Bass; Yasushi Abe - Guitars; Takahiro Saitoh - Vocals; NOB - Drums. 

I can upload their album for anyone interested in hearing it.
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PostSubject: Re: IMARI TONES - First Christian Metal Band from Japan!   Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:08 am

Definitely interested!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: IMARI TONES - First Christian Metal Band from Japan!   Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:55 pm

I bought a couple of cheap downloads from eMusic from this band.  All I can say is, "What was I thinking?"

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PostSubject: Re: IMARI TONES - First Christian Metal Band from Japan!   Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:31 pm

I listened to their stuff on ReverbNation.  While the music is good, and accents usually don't bother me, they sound like they have a 4-year-old on vocals.  Now, I understand English isn't his native language so I'm not trying to be mean or make fun of him but I would recommend a speech coach.
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PostSubject: Re: IMARI TONES - First Christian Metal Band from Japan!   Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:33 pm

I couldn't take the vocals either. Production reminded me of 70s Jesus Music as well. Hope they get lots of Japanese fans though.

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