Siavash Nezhad

About Siavash

Siavash is The Metal Observer's college sophomore correspondent. His hobbies include Ramen noodles, crying, pulling all-nighters, and being called a misogynist. Now studying to become an engineer, he one day dreams of forming the world's first metal band about parent functions. I think it's safe to say things the sky's the limit for Siavash.

SHOW REPORT: Kamijo (Los Angeles, California)

It’s not every day that a Francophile vampire from Japan with an unhealthy obsession with roses decides to put on a concert in the United States…

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Live at Beyond the Stars in Glendale, California on June 4, 2015.

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An Intermediate’s Guide to the World of Japanese Power Metal


I mentioned that Japanese power metal could be bizarre and off-putting back in my Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Power Metal. But for all the bands I mentioned and described, there really wasn’t that much in the realm of bizarro. Pretty much all the bands had rather accessible music with little to no genre experimentation. I’m going to delve a bit deeper into that offshoot of JPM in this part.

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