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Cemetery – Reborn (Japan)

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This is another Kelz turned me on to as he is the king of Japanese metal. These guys weren’t of the typical Japanese DSCN2314metal caliber. They are a little more anthemic style. While I still prefer classic Loudness and some other bands as far as Japanese metal goes, this album and their subsequent EP are really good.

I used to correspond with one of the guys quite often and he was always very excited that someone in the USA knew who they were and liked their music. I think it was their bassist, Yoshi, but my memory has faded as it was about 10 years ago. I think he died shortly after the subsequent EP “MRI” came out. I was pretty sad when I read the news about his passing.

It was so very cool as one day I came home from work and there was a small package from Japan in my mailbox. They had sent me a copy of the MRI EP. To my surprise both Kelz and I were thanked on the back cover. That was pretty cool.

The song Reach For The Sky is absolutely incredible. It has a great feel and it’s pretty sad.

hold my head up high, i will be alright

my soul will fly higher and reach for the sky

always i’m looking for the answer

never seem that i find what i am looking for

i was walking on the empty land

i could not recollect my reason to live

This CD is way out of print and I doubt there were more than a few hundred of them pressed to start with.  It’s worth sharing and worth you checking out.

Download it here.

Written by The Metal Files

July 18, 2009 at 9:35 am

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