|The most extreme and experimental heaviness combined with traditional east asian music!
Quest for Blood with Yukihiro Isso: Quest for Blood CD (ektro-049)
It is safe to say that Quest for Blood's music is "something else". In it you can hear echoes from the distant past in the land of spectres and spirits, and at the same time its harsh and metallic sound reminds the listener of the cold violence and despair of the current inner/outer world of mankind.
This album offers a lot for those who are into the most experimental and extreme musical heaviness, but friends of traditional East Asian music will also experience a strange delight during this astonishing journey.
The oriental feeling becomes even richer with the presence of Yukihiro Isso. His magnificently traditional, but free-form sounding flute playing creates a whole new layer over the merciless mayhem of the band itself. Together they are able to travel from, what at times reaches, a mind blowing semi-cacophony to wonderful and calming sounds of the very roots of the Japanese music. This musical alchemy surely reflects several stages of the existence itself.
When listening to the overwhelming music, immortalized on this silver disc, one cannot but dream about experiencing this fine collaboration "live". As long there is life, there is hope. Maybe one day the quest for blood of these Japanese sonic sorcerers will reach our peripheral regions too. Until then we are fortunate enough to mesmerize ourselves with this extraordinary work.
To cut it short: I love this album!
- Albert Witchfinder