the GazettE – BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY [CD]
BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY captures the essence of what it means to be an outsider. Since their inception, the GazettE have found themselves being somewhat of an anomaly – separated from regular bands and musicians. Their singles have continually ranked in the top ten in Japan, but their music is far too aggressive, dark and disturbing to be recognised as pop; their guitarmanship and sea of fans headbanging in unison at live shows is a spectacle to witness, but the band’s androgynous demeanour and attention to art and aesthetics makes them an irregularity in the rock and metal worlds. The album title, combined with its unusual artwork, is a physical representation of a band that never compromise in the way of expression.
The cover art is a further metaphor, envisaging a hybrid beast made from five distinct but very different creatures. “the GazettE’s creativity depends on the individuality of all five member of the band”, explains vocalist RUKI. “Our art is a distilled combination of audio and visual”.
- MALFORMED BOX
- INSIDE BEAST
- UNTIL IT BURNS OUT
- DEVOURING ONE ANOTHER
- LAST HEAVEN
- THE STUPID TINY INSECT
- IN BLOSSOM
- Kuroku Sunda Sorato Zangaito Kataha
- TO DAZZLING DARKNESS
- 24 page booklet
- English lyric translations
- Romaji lyric transliterations
the GazettE in the Media
"Essential Japanese metal that you need to own"
"...captivating vocal hooks and vein-shredding riffs"
"You just need to hear this excellence... this might be one of my favorite albums"
"One of the leading visual rock bands from Japan"
"The visual kei veterans never disappoint!"