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Fact (japan)

Postby khet » Jan 12th, '12, 00:24

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Fact (stylized as FACT) is a Japanese post-hardcore band which formed in 1999 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Their music makes use of common hardcore punk and punk rock elements that include fast guitar riffs and a highly melodic style. Clean and screamed singing styles are both used, and gang vocals are present in many choruses. Even though fact is a Japanese band, the lyrics to most of their songs are written in English. The members of Fact have hidden their faces during every video since 2009—wearing traditional Japanese Noh masks during the time they supported their FACT album, but abandoning the imagery in videos the next year in favor of either partially or fully concealing their faces. They are currently signed on Avex Group's indie rock imprint maximum10.

Here's their new album,

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Fact - Burundanga (2012)
01. FOSS
02. 1000 Miles
03. Pink Rolex
04. Melt
05. Tonight
06. Polyrhythm Winter
07. _
08. Eighty Six
09. Crying
10. Mimic
11. 1-4
12. GSMD
13. Temptation
14. Give Up
15. Empty Mind
:!: http://www.mediafire.com/?98ou1yoo3u443iw

More info / Links:
- http://www.skatepunkers.net/search/label/Fact
- http://www.facebook.com/pages/FACT/68760391624
- http://www.myspace.com/factjapan
- http://factjapan.com/
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby napalm » Jan 12th, '12, 00:58

Wow I wasn't expecting this. As always, you are the man Khet.

Now to see how it sounds..
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby khet » Jan 12th, '12, 01:05

No problem! Enjoy it! I really dont know if I should recommend this or not. Well, if you want "skate punk" just listen to song #5, 'Tonight', if you like "post-hardcore-rock-electronic", then im sure you gonna link this record. I dont like it, it's very different than their old metallic stuff.
As the guitarist says:
“The band started out being a metallic hardcore band, but then started developing from there,” explains guitarist Kazuki. “We kept adding new sounds to it; bringing in elements of dance music, electronica, synths, and a lot of poppy, catchy tracks, and having all that come together. We’re trying to do something a little bit different than your typical band.”


This was/is the FACT I like!
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby napalm » Jan 12th, '12, 01:16

Hmmm.. it still has a lot of energy and some good speed, but it is pretty crazy. Maybe it will grow on me, but I might not hold onto this one for too long.
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby ošťa » Jan 12th, '12, 11:45

napalm wrote:Wow I wasn't expecting this. As always, you are the man Khet.

Now to see how it sounds..

x2!

Thanks khet.
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby buh! » Jan 12th, '12, 14:08

Never understood the masks thing. It just keeps me away from it haha
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby Uncle Fundip » Jan 12th, '12, 23:30

This album is nonsensical
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby khet » Jan 12th, '12, 23:31

buh! wrote:Never understood the masks thing. It just keeps me away from it haha

“One aspect of the masks is to try to have people listen to the music rather than looking at us and seeing we’re just another Japanese band,” Kazuki explains. “Another aspect is it’s a traditional Japanese mask, so people will know we’re a Japanese band, but still won’t know what we’re all about, so they have to listen to the music to find out what it is. It’s a way to accept we’re Japanese, but also that we’re here for the music, not looks, or things like that.”
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby buh! » Jan 13th, '12, 00:54

khet wrote:
buh! wrote:Never understood the masks thing. It just keeps me away from it haha

“One aspect of the masks is to try to have people listen to the music rather than looking at us and seeing we’re just another Japanese band,” Kazuki explains. “Another aspect is it’s a traditional Japanese mask, so people will know we’re a Japanese band, but still won’t know what we’re all about, so they have to listen to the music to find out what it is. It’s a way to accept we’re Japanese, but also that we’re here for the music, not looks, or things like that.”

It's funny because they're getting the completely opposed thing with me, maybe I'd listen to them if it weren't because of that haha.
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby napalm » Jan 13th, '12, 00:58

buh! wrote:
khet wrote:
buh! wrote:Never understood the masks thing. It just keeps me away from it haha

“One aspect of the masks is to try to have people listen to the music rather than looking at us and seeing we’re just another Japanese band,” Kazuki explains. “Another aspect is it’s a traditional Japanese mask, so people will know we’re a Japanese band, but still won’t know what we’re all about, so they have to listen to the music to find out what it is. It’s a way to accept we’re Japanese, but also that we’re here for the music, not looks, or things like that.”

It's funny because they're getting the completely opposed thing with me, maybe I'd listen to them if it weren't because of that haha.

I think the masks are sort of cool. But anyway, Fundip's right, the album is loco.
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby Uncle Fundip » Jan 13th, '12, 03:19

There are some really cool parts, but you have to wade through insanity to find them.

The whole album reminds me of this ridiculous Kishidan song/video. Please watch the entire thing if you have 5 minutes to spare. It's hilarious:
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby napalm » Jan 13th, '12, 04:28

Hahahahaha. I watched that whole video... my whole view of the world has changed.
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby Uncle Fundip » Jan 13th, '12, 07:25

The song itself is ridiculous, then the video on top of that is just icing on the cake. The sound effects from the video are in the version of the song that I have downloaded....

And they are INSANELY successful in Japan
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby ošťa » Feb 8th, '14, 19:29

Song is really bad but it is worth to watch this link.

http://fact15th.jp/
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Re: Fact (japan)

Postby napalm » Feb 8th, '14, 20:51

Wow that was crazy indeed.
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