Within Destruction - Yōkai
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Based on 15 ratings
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August 12, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Unique Leader / Label
Deathcore, Metalcore / Genres
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Japanese trap-deathcore made by a bunch of weeb Slavs? Yes, please.

EDIT: It's cool to hear such an album where it feels as the band were genuinely doing whatever they wanted and having a fun time. The genre-mixing doesn't always go as smoothly as one would like and production does leave something to be desired. There's also a distinctive layer of edginess which might be a big turn off for anyone but in the end, it's not anything to be taken all that seriously; simply an enjoyable record ... read more

So, I got this recommended to me by a friend on Discord because it reminded her of Devil May Cry, and HOLY SHIT, THIS RECORD IS A DEVIL MAY CRY SOUNDTRACK. Another thing I did not expect from this is that it's a weeaboo's fusion of trap and death metal and that the weeaboos also happen to be Slavs.

Now what I think of the actual record, it's pretty decent. I have not listened to much metal before, so this is basically a first for me. I have to say, I get why ... read more
Fucking hell. I get that Rok Rupnik is going through an edgy weeb phase but I did not imagine it would limit his music writing skills. I guess everyone in the band has a lot of talent, but they don't know how to present it, at least not in this album. Let's not forget the god-awful lyrics in every fucking song.
This album is just really fun and punchy. The music is great, and the lyrics can get a laugh out of you at times (Don't be a pussy ass motherfucker). Overall the instrumentation and vocals are top notch though. And that guest feature from Ryo Kinoshita is just *chefs kiss*

Favourite Tracks: Yokai, Hate Me, Harakiri
Yōkai mixes deathcore, metalcore, trap and nu-metal influences with a japanese/anime presentation. It seems that there's some weird connection between anime and extreme metal subgenres, from dead anime girls used for slam and grindcore covers to this sort of weeb aesthetic which is used even in music videos. This was a pretty fun listen, even for me that I don't really like deathcore at all.
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Track List

  1. Yomi
  2. Yōkai (feat. Ryo Kinoshita)
  3. Harakiri (feat. Bill $Aber)
  4. No Way Out
  5. Malevolent
  6. Kings of Darkness
  7. Alone
  8. Hate Me
  9. Backstab
  10. No Mercy
  11. B4NGB4ANG!! (feat. TYOSiN & Kamiyada+)
  12. Sakura (feat. Jason Richardson)
  13. Tokoyo-No-Kuni
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Added on: June 16, 2020