K-rock

MONKEY BEATZ: KEEP GOING

By Paris365 on November 13, 2015

MONKEY BEATZ: KEEP GOING

If you're itching for the new Limp Bizkit to come out, Monkey Beatz should make you very, very happy in the meantime.

If you're itching for the new Limp Bizkit album to come out, well, it's apparently been delayed. But if you don't mind listening to music in Korean then Keep Going, the new mini-album by Monkey Beatz, will more than hold you over with its perfect blend of heavy guitars and energetic rap.

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GALAXY EXPRESS: WALKING ON EMPTY

By Paris365 on September 10, 2015

GALAXY EXPRESS: WALKING ON EMPTY

Walking on Empty opens with "Let It Out," a turbo-charged punk rock song with some insanely good guitar playing by Juhyun Lee.

K-Rock outfit Galaxy Express released Walking on Empty, their fourth full-length album, on August 6th of this year and I have a feeling it's doing very well because their previous albums have been such hits -- with music lovers and critics alike -- that they won "Best Rock Album" at the Korean Music Awards in 2009 and "Musician of the Year" in 2011.

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FTISLAND: PUPPY

By Paris365 on September 04, 2015

FTISLAND: PUPPY

If ever there was a song that should not exist...

If ever there was a song that should not exist...

I've always been a fan of FTISLAND. Certainly my favorite K-Rock group. And while some of their songs have been catchier than others, I have never felt that they've released a truly awful song until now.

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THE SOLUTIONS: NO PROBLEM!

By Paris365 on July 06, 2015

THE SOLUTIONS: NO PROBLEM!

The Solutions are a fantastic new Korean pop/electro/rock band. I was only halfway through listening to the EP's intro track "No Problem!" when I knew I was going to love them.

The Solutions are a fantastic new Korean pop/electro/rock band consisting of Park Sol (vocals), naru (guitars), Park HanSol (drums), Kwon OhKyung (bass). And they are very exciting! I was only halfway through listening to the EP's intro track "No Problem!" when I knew I was going to love them. It was *that* delicious. Something about the way they blend heavy doses of synthesizers and loops along with your traditional bass, guitar and drums is downright invigorating.

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VICTIM MENTALITY: HEAVY METAL IS BACK

By Paris365 on May 27, 2015

VICTIM MENTALITY: HEAVY METAL IS BACK

Victim Mentality is a heavy metal band. And I'm talking about '80's hair metal.

As you could guess from the title above, Victim Mentality is a heavy metal band. And I'm talking about '80's hair metal. It's interesting because I've seen a photo of these guys and they don't look very old. Certainly not old enough to have been around when hair metal was all the rage. So, they're experiencing heavy metal, the music I grew up with, in the same way that I experienced Led Zeppelin and The Doors and whatever other music I heard that was released before I was old enough to pay attention (or before I was even born).

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FTISLAND: 未体験FUTURE

By Paris365 on June 02, 2014

FTISLAND: 未体験FUTURE

Korean rock group FTISLAND have continued to do very, very well for themselves in Japan, so it should come as no surprise that they've just released a new Japanese single, which actually happens to be their 13th Japanese single already.

Korean rock group FTISLAND have continued to do very, very well for themselves in Japan, so it should come as no surprise that they've just released a new Japanese single, which actually happens to be their 13th Japanese single already. (Where does the time go?) As you can see above, it's entitled 未体験FUTURE. Phonetically, that's Mitaiken Future. Google translates that as "Non-Experience Future." That might sound kind of dismal, but the song's music is entirely upbeat with some of Choi Jong-hoon and Song Seung-hyun's best fretwork to date, the guitars downright scorching.

CNBLUE: RE:BLUE

By Paris365 on February 15, 2013

CNBLUE: RE:BLUE

Korean pop rock quartet CNBLUE's 4th mini-album is named RE:BLUE because it represents the rebirth of CNBLUE. And, wow, what an inspired rebirth it is.

Pop rock quartet CNBLUE's 4th mini-album is named RE:BLUE because it represents the rebirth of CNBLUE. It seems they felt like they were just going through the motions recently so they deliberately set out to be more creative and expand their horizons when it came to the writing of RE:BLUE. To that end, lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Jung Yong-hwa found himself rather inspired and was involved in writing the lyrics and composing the music for the mini-album's five new songs. Lead guitarist/background vocalist Lee Jong-hyun also co-wrote one of the tracks.

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