Stryper / Kawasaki 2019 2nd Night / 2CDR / Shades
Live AT Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan 10th February 2019.
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The second fastest release from the latest arrival in Japan that has just finished! This visit was limited to Club Citta 2 performances, but this week the 2 performances will be completely reproduced with sister works. This work is a super-superior audience recording of the second day of the performance “February 10, 2019: Club Citta Kawasaki”.[Sound that is too transcendent beyond the dimension of guest records] It was introduced only two days after the live performance, but it is not whether it is early or bad, but rather it is super high quality that is outstanding even in the latest recording in Japan! As mentioned in “KAWASAKI 2019 1ST NIGHT (Shades 1020)” on the first day, which will be released at the same time, it was the master craftsman “West Japan’s strongest taper” who recorded this sister work. Although he is always acclaimed as “a sound board” and “a better sound than he heard in the field”, these two works are at the top of his collection.
Actually, this work can only be thought of as a sound board. A very thick core like a rough rope arrives straight, and details are detailed as if looking through the fibers of the rope with a microscope. The most overwhelming thing is the close contact direct feeling. Audience recording / sound board recording is judged by the sense of distance of the tone and reverberation, but this work feels at zero distance, and even the time lag at which the sound is transmitted is unknown. Coming on top of that, there is no surrounding audience noise. Of course, you can hear the enthusiasm of the scene, but it is far and smaller than the performance sound. It’s a sound that synchronizes with the band sound as if standing among the members. It is the most advanced sound of the 2019 audience because he is the “strongest” who is always eager to upgrade the latest equipment. [Too special show with condensed early trilogy] The show drawn with the ultimate sound is also the ultimate. The concept is different for the two performances this time. Here, let’s organize the contents of the second day.
・ SET 1: Complete reproduction of “LIVE IN JAPAN”
・ SET 2: Complete reproduction of “TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL”
It consists of two parts. This work is a two-disc set that is completely recorded on each disc. This configuration is too amazing. The first part is a complete reproduction of the official video “LIVE IN JAPAN” that recorded the first visit to Japan as on the first day, but the content is “5 songs of the debut EP + 6 songs of the 1st album”. The early heavy metallic super masterpieces are concentrated and reduced. And what follows is a complete reproduction of the 2nd album, which is a major masterpiece. In other words, the world “only” of the golden trilogy “THE YELLOW AND BLACK ATTACK” “SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND” “TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL” is fully bitten (only the encore last is the new song “God Damn Evil”. “).
This concentration is not a hamper. As a matter of fact, the reproduction of “LIVE IN JAPAN” is the same as the first day, and the reproduction of “TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL” has been completed in 2016. At first, I thought it would be lacking in freshness, but when I actually heard it, I was overwhelmed by the ultra-purity alone. Moreover, the playing ability has been updated in a modern way, and Michael Sweet’s singing voice is also on the second day. So far, STRYPER has introduced a number of live albums, but none of them are so thorough and “rich”. You can fully experience it with transcendental sound …. The commemorative feeling of the performance in Japan and the special feeling of the fastest release are no longer relevant. As one HR / HM album, it is a music work that is too special to shine fiercely.
It’s dark. Too rich. The world of the golden trilogy by the combination of the first part where the first visit to Japan is revived, the second part where the major masterpiece burns live. And all of them are live albums that can be drawn with sounds that embody the cutting edge of 2019.
I think that many people will ask for it as a memory of coming to Japan, but the dimension in which this work stands is not that far. This one alone is a super masterpiece that shines in the history of STRYPER, and when combined with “KAWASAKI 2019 1ST NIGHT”, “Japan in 2019” can be completely collected. A transcendent sister work that blows away the impact of the fastest release. Please enjoy it thoroughly at the same time!