Awoi, LIQUID ROOM Overlords
Awoi did an admirable job of filling out their biggest venue yet for their tour final on January 12 at Ebisu LIQUID ROOM. The band set a dark atmosphere from the start with tolling church bells and blinding red lights. “Are you ready?” vocalist Otogi growled. “Give us everything you’ve got!”
The crowd was ready, letting their hair fly as they headbanged for “Zetsubou no Taiyou.” Otogi’s voice went from a low death rattle to sharp peaks and the fans answered his calls with shouts of their own. Heavy drum hits lead into “Melancholy” as guitarist Sho kicked and posed while bassist Saki came to the front of the stage to peer at the jumping fans and Shin added his own growls to the chaos. ”Russian Roulette Syndrome“ had a militant beat that tripped into a smoother jazz-tinged melody. Ryo twirled his drum sticks in the finishing beats, showing his superb sense of timing.
Check out more photos and the full live report at ROKKYUU Magazine!
Koe - Awoi
"Should I be alive?
I even forgot how to breathe, I’m constantly looking at the small shadow of your moving further away.”
Ashita - Awoi
"Morning is coming, the same morning as yesterday.
I’ll live again today, without change.”
(Awoi live report in Japanese Language)