Welcome to the world of GONIN-ISH: You will find the aggression of Death Metal with acid vocals from female singer Anoji turning into a stream of complex Progressive Rock melting with the mathematical intricacy of Fusion Jazz, out of which suddenly lures a sweet siren's voice and the immediate catchiness of Pop, before all sound transforms into an Art Rock epic. Not bound by genre these fearless musical samurai are also not limited by time: The band pulls from its country’s past and take this forgotten heritage to the future through their pure, progressive output. Vocalist Anoji chooses ancient words from Japanese classic literature that aren’t widely used in the modern world, just as "Gonin-Ish" means "to unite songs by five members". When their self-titled debut came out in 2000 it was a celebrated for of innovation and a lesson of inheritance. After three years "Naishikyo-Sekai" ("Your Inner World") is unleashed in the West due to a buzz-worthy demand by fans and musicians alike. Welcome to a new chapter in music, a new chapter in Japanese culture and a new contender in the world of progressive metal.
1. Tokoyami Kairou, 2. Narenohate, 3. Shagan No Tou, 4. Jinbaika, 5. Muge No Hito, 6. Akai Kioku