This is one of my personal posts. On September 24th I went to a whole-day-visual-key event at Ikebukuro Black Hole (Tokyo) called “Dark in the DarkVol.45～ジャック in the ハンター2016”.
There was 14 bands performing and I will give you my review about almost each and one of them, but in separate posts (takes time to write them all). But you can see all current ones at this link!
9th band on stage was: GRIEVA
They had the same look as on the picture below.
Finally one of these bands that I really had been looking forward to see again. This would be my 3rd time. And I actually got a little bit surprised, ’cause I thought they were going to be one of the finals numbers.
GRIEVA entered the stage, one by one, accompanied by solemn choral music. I couldn’t stop staring at Roku’s dress… it’s so darn beautiful and he wore it perfectly. Actually, all their outfits were exquisite and totally to my liking.
Kyouki was the last one to enter and I got actually a bit surprised. His hair was fluffy and not as back slicked as on their official photos.
Good, I prefer his hair like that. 😛 ❤ ^_-
And as always there was raw and powerful energy from beginning to end. They never seem to disappoint me. They gave it all and so did the fans; we head-banged and moved to the music like there was no tomorrow. Kyouki head-banged just as frenetic and intense as usual, which kind of surprised me. He has this mourning crape on his head and I was sure it would fly off any minute. But it didn’t. It must has been firmly sewn into his scalp or something. *lol* The long black fringe hanging from his sleeve swept through the room as he gesticulated and moved around. Tonight, his eyes were red.
Kyouki’s eyes were focused on the audience and pierced our souls. Time to time he teased us, like giving us the finger and put his tongue out.
This show sure was an amazing workout. Thanks to the venue’s super efficient air cool system, I actually survived. At one slower song we all rolled our heads in a circle so our long hair whipped around horizontally. We did this slower than usual, but it still looked amazing. Actually, it looked super cool.
All band members moved around on stage. Especially Kyouki. I actually think Kyouki head-banged more than his fans in the audience. And gosh, I simply love his screams.
I’m so please with this show and especially happy that I got to hear some of my favorite songs, like tokage.
1. Jiko seishin satsugai suishinkai (自己精神殺害推進會)
3. Yuukoku Zekkou Sentimental (夕刻絶交センチメンタル)
4. Shounen A (少年A)
5. 中絶 (Chūzetsu)
I will definitely see them again if I get the chance. 🙂 You can actually spot me on their staffs’ photo below. I’m the tall red-head to the left with a tatto on my arm. 🙂
And I grabbed my chance to get my hands on some GRIEVA CDs I didn’t have already…
Debut: July 1st 2012
- Vo. Kyouki → Vell;ze → RELOAD → GRIEVA
- Gt. Roku → Vell;ze → RELOAD → GRIEVA
- Gt. Haru → La’festae → ArecsiA → LIP SERVICE → replica(support) → RELOAD(support) → RELOAD → GRIEVA
- Ba. Hisame → Falaq → DIEVA → LIP SERVICE → RELOAD → GRIEVA
- Dr. yuugo → -Dew- → FEECHE → DOWNER → GRIEVA(support) → GRIEVA
- Dr. Rui → RELOAD → GRIEVA
- Dr. MW→ -Dew-(Yuito) → FEECHE(MW) → DOWNER → GRIEVA(support)