Ever since their formation in 1999, Japanese rock band, The Gazette has been preeminent throughout Japan. With 12 albums and 46 singles, the band is without a doubt one of the most successful bands to ever come out of Japan; and now they’re back with yet another album! What’s in store for us this time? Keep reading to find out!
The latest album, Mass, is the seventh full-length studio album released by The Gazette. It contains a total of 11 tracks and about 41 minutes worth of music on a single disc. I am a little late to the review as I have not had a chance to write it up. Mass was originally released on May 26, 2021.
Conception and Recording of Mass
The album was recorded in the final quarter of 2019, and the Gazette began working on it in mid-to-late 2019. Each member went home to write separately after the pandemic lock down. The Gazette’s full-length album Mass, as the first album by them to be entirely recorded and mixed at home. Ruki composed the music for all of songs on the album. Unlike previous albums such as Dogma, Mass does not have a defined theme.
The album has a mix of different sounds and genres, ranging from metal to rock to ballads. In an interview with The Japan Times, vocalist Ruki stated that: “The new album will be like a compilation of all our previous albums, with a bit of everything.”
Fans of the band need not worry; Mass is sure to please old and new fans alike!
Review of The Gazette Mass
I always enjoy The Gazette’s music and I was looking forward to hearing their newest album, Mass. After listening to it for the first time, I felt like it was a mixture of all their previous albums in one: there were rock and metal songs along with ballads. The album sounds familiar and really made me feel like I was listening to an album from before I started being a huge Gazette fan. It also reminded me of when The Gazette had been performing live the last time I saw them play, which was almost six years ago.
Mass is a really great album and if you’re a fan of The Gazette, you’ll probably love it too!
If you’re a fan of The Gazette, be sure to go out and buy their new album, Mass. You won’t regret it! If you’re not familiar with the band yet, be sure to check them out; you won’t find a better Japanese rock band than The Gazette!
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