The latest album from Japan’s own metal stalwarts Survive is entitled Immortal Warriors and it’s a work that fuses new metals and old metal. The violent, fast, nice melodies have been pushed right to the front creating a tough and sturdy album that is interwoven with melodies that are unique to Japan.
Tokyo’s Survive are one of the longest standing metal acts in Japan. They have played many big festivals (Loud Park, Beast Fest, Multiplex-motorbike event, Korean Live Rock, Formoz Festival, Asia Metal Festival, Dongducheon Rock Festival, Trendkill Extreme Feast, etc) and toured all over the world with acts such as Behemoth, United, Killswitch Engage, Dope, Pulling Teeth, Testament, Outrage, Anthrax, Hatebleed, Napalm Death, Amon Amarth, Venom Inc, At The Gates, to name just a few.
Said about the title track Immortal Warrior, «It’s rather interesting how, despite the overall stylistic coherency Survive are able to maintain throughout the entirety of the record, and each track has its own personality. With that being said, Immortal Warriors is likely cut out to be a single, and is the most melodic track thus far. The chorus is surprisingly catchy and singalongesque but don’t let this deceive you …by the time you reach the mid-section, it’s thrash metal galore»!
Immortal Warriors is the groups 7th full length studio album, one of their very best and as an added plus contains a bonus track featuring a cover version of the Metallica classic Master Of Puppets …Survive style!
Japanese Tokyo based thrash heroes Survive began life over 20 years ago and have forged their own indelible path within the metal scene. It was back in 1998, when former Death File guitarist and mastermind Nemo decided to form a thrash metal band of his own which soon became the juggernaut known as Survive
It didn’t take long for the band to create their first demo tape and their promise was backed-up in a big way when the group embarked on a tour with legendary Japanese thrash-metallers United (whose guitarist Singo Otani also produced the demo). Soon after, Survive were ready to release their debut album Against Next, which allowed the band to tour Japan extensively and gain domestic recognition. Over the next two decades the band released 5 albums and toured intensely cementing their place in Japanese metal history.