Imari Tones - Welcome To The School

Published Saturday 25th June 2011
Imari Tones - Welcome To The School
Imari Tones - Welcome To The School

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 111154-18056
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Blending together a bit of jangly pop rock, some hard rock and metal, this Japanese trio certainly know how to rock and they add in a straight forward Christian message. The vocals of Tak Nakamine veer from a strangled tone reminiscent at times of Rush's Geddy Lee to lisping indistinct diction but then he is singing in his second language. Like their other releases, this album suffers from muggy production and often the drums are badly recorded which is a shame as there are some fun moments. "Rock'n'roll Is The Proof God Loves Us" deserves to be a huge anthem! "He's Still With Us" and "First Pop" drive along nicely and I confess I like this band when they are rocking! So, "God Has No Name" and "I Love You Now Ur On Your Own" have their moments.

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