Impish Crow “RISE” (Review)

Impish Crow set themselves apart as a unique band however, following a well-known formula. Let yourself be taken by the band’s edgy indie rock sound.

Title: DIG-ROCK Impish Crow Vol.1
Label: TEAM Entertainment Inc.
Release date: 28/08/2019
Genre: Indie Rock / Powerpop


01 最高のインディーズバンド [DRAMA]
02 それぞれの日常  [DRAMA]
03 前兆 [DRAMA]
04 ファーストインパクト [DRAMA]
05 まだ、ぜんぜん足りない [DRAMA]
06 終わり、そして始まりの日 [DRAMA]

Track analysis:

7 – RISE

Impish Crow‘s debut release brings forth exciting guitar riffs, energetic splashy drums and a groovy bass line. RISE has a textbook 4-piece rock band sound but there is a charm about it that makes the band standout even among textbook rock bands. The chorus is exciting and the vocals shine throughout the track, with Yuma Uchida really giving that final edge to the performance with his consistency and emotional take on the vocals.

As a whole, RISE is a solid debut track that highlights a band with a youthful rock sound in comparison with RUBIA Leopard. Yuma Uchida is a great fit on the vocal end for this outfit, being able to make the music genre his with a performance that, undoubtedly, stands out.

Impish Crow are off to a great start.

Final rating:

Impish Crow is an indie rock band fronted by TSUGUMI (CV: Yuma Uchida) with guitarist TOKI (CV: Takuya Eguchi), bassist MITSURU (CV: Wataru Hatano) and drummer HIBARI (CV: Shinnosuke Tachibana).

DIG-ROCK Impish Crow Vol.1 is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.

DIG-ROCK Impish Crow / Drama CD (Yuma Uchida, Takuya Eguchi, Wataru Hatano, et al.)
Drama CD (Yuma Uchida, Takuya Eguchi, Wataru Hatano, et al.)

Author: Vanessa Silva (midorin)

The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Metalhead. Gamer. Based in Cascais, Portugal. Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" was the catalyst to start writing about male seiyuu music.


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