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The album was released on July 1, by Sonyas the band's second major label release. Jealousy is the band's best-selling album, having sold more than one million copies, Album) topped the Oricon chart and stayed on the chart for 50 weeks. The album's singles would also reach the top three on the chart. It is their last album under the name "X", before changing to "X Japan", and the last to feature Taiji on bass, who would be replaced by Heath. After releasing their second album Blue Blood inwhich reached number six on the Oricon chart and charted for more than weeks, selling over half of a million copies, X Japan received the "Grand Prix New Artist of the Year" award at the 4th Japan Gold Disc Awards in When deciding where to record their next album, Yoshiki was outvoted.
On August 24, the band performed their first concert at Japan's largest indoor concert venue, the Tokyo Dome. This was part of the Violence in Jealousy Tour which lasted to the end of the year, when once again Yoshiki collapsed, this time after the October 24 Yokohama Arena gig.
Just days later, on January 31, it was announced that bassist Taiji had left the group. An American album release would never happen. A special edition of Jealousythat included a second disc of instrumental versions of some songs, was released on February 14, and reached number 31 on the charts. Jealousy is X Japan's most diverse in terms of songwriting credits. Besides Yoshiki who composed and wrote four songs, hide composed and wrote the lyrics for "Miscast", "Love Replica" and "Joker", Taiji composed two songs, "Desperate Angel" and "Voiceless Screaming", for which Toshi wrote the lyrics, while Pata contributed his only song in the band's catalogue excluding Dahlia ' s "Wriggle" which he wrote with Heath.
The lyrics express Toshi's feelings about the previous loss of his voice. The song structure of " Silent Jealousy " is comparable to " Kurenai ", opening with a calm intro, performed on a single instrument, followed by a speed metal composition with symphonic elements. It also includes a short excerpt of Tchaikovsky 's " Swan Lake " during the piano -driven bridge.
The album's only other speed metal tune "Stab Me in the Back", is one of X's oldest songs, having been written mostly in English with a few Japanese lines in An entirely English version was first recorded for the Victor Records sampler Skull Thrash Zone Volume Iwhich was the band's first material with guitarist Pata. This album version's lyrics were rewritten once again.
Jealousy was released on July 1,by major label Sony. In the third counting week of July it reached number one on the Oricon chart, with sales ofcopies.
As it charted for 50 weeks, it was certified million by the RIAJ and inwithcopies sold, it was the 62nd best-selling album. In Oricon counted 1. Bold claim, I know, and all three of you are probably shaking your heads. It's true, damnit! Hear me out: First of all, the piano intro fits perfectly with the barrage that follows, and the main melody is instantly classic - one of those that sounds like it was revealed rather than written.
It's reused in multiple contexts on different instruments, Love Replica - X* - Jealousy (Cassette, and forms a solid thesis for this seven-minute song. The song's structure is ambitious, but not outright progressive, more like a normal fast song packed to the brim with extras.
After that palpable silence, it hardly lets up and feels like it speeds by in three minutes. The transitions between them are natural, almost conversational. Overdubbed harmonies are everywhere, and the bass provides its own counterpoint rather than doubling guitars most of the time. You can really tell the difference with a skilled arranger, especially once the orchestra kicks in. By the end, there's a million things going on, and every note of it contributes to driving that epic chorus home with pinpoint accuracy.
All this, and it still retains the badass metal edge it started with. The vocals are mostly Japanese, obviously, and have a cross between their previous albums' grit and smoother 90s power metal vocals. Toshi is known for being more emotive than your average metal singer, and it's apparent that the Love Replica - X* - Jealousy (Cassette is about some sort of lost love rather than machismo. It works unexpectedly well for this kind of song, and between that and the elegant string sections, you get a metal banger that even carries some emotional weight.
It doesn't matter that I don't know the specific words - actually, maybe it helps, metal lyrics are usually an afterthought anyway. Finally, the technical performances are all awesome. We get a piano solo, a bass solo, a couple of mini drum solos and a harmonized guitar solo, and none of it feels like a tangent or distracts from the hooks.
For all these reasons and more, Silent Jealousy is the perfect speed metal song. It works on every single level, every goddamn note is brilliant, and I really can't imagine any way to improve upon it. The other songs are ok. I had sort of laughed this band off as sort of a Japanese rip-off version of Guns 'N' Roses. Jesus Christ, just look at the promo photos of this band. They look Album) Enuff Z'Nuff from some sort of weird-assed fourth dimension! It was not until years later that I actually gave this band half a chance.
In what I would call X Japan's moment of glory, we are treated to 51 minutes of diversity. This album is what I want to call perfection, but that would be accomplished with the stroke of a single song two years later. This album has everything - speed metal, progressive metal, power metal, symphonic metal, glam metal, pop, and even some classical elements garnished on for good measure.
What we get is one diverse album. After two short classical piano intros, we are treated to what was my first exposure of X, "Silent Jealousy", which is one hot slab of metal.
Everything is sharp and clear, unlike some of the muddiness on their previous outing. Yoshiki's drums ring out like a shotgun blast and Hide and Pata both utilize Maiden-influenced harmonies that make up this very intricate piece of music. My only issue, and this occurs throughout the album, is that the only thing Toshi usually sings in English is the choruses.
The rest is all in Japanese, which I do not understand too much of. I can always translate the lyrics, but they never fit quite right. The song has that intensity, it has that groove, but it also has a popper hook with the sing-along choruses. Another track that does this very well is "Desperate Angel", which has that massive hook in the chorus, but the rest of the song is in a heavier mold, albeit with a bluesier tinge in the case of this song.
There are some more experimental moments such as the acoustic ballad "Voiceless Screaming" and "Joker", the first of which was penned by Taiji Sawada.
It is a stark difference compared to the heavy material exhibited previously. This is a soft, almost melancholic ballad put in an awkward place to serve as sort of a "cool down".
The final track and what ties this album together in one beautiful package is the power ballad "Say Anything", which is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. It is so beautiful that even a grown man such as myself will pull his lighter out and weep at its sheer power.
To really get the full idea, I translated the lyrics to English and figured out what I think this song is about. It is about a relationship crumbling apart and one side or the other will say anything, lies or not, to save the dying relationship.
Some lines when translated into English almost make it sound like a suicide note, with lines such as: Run away from reality, I've been crying in a dream Frozen time makes me shiver Building up my tainted memories Until my sadness vanishes You say anything, whatever you like to say to me Say anything, you leave me out of your eyes You say anything, all I can hear is a voice from within my dream Say anything, you can dry my every tear It is a beautiful song with a certain classical feel to some parts.
It really makes for a hard listen sometimes, especially if it may evoke certain emotions, as it does for myself. Overall, this album is a work of brilliance. There is not a bad song on here, only lyrics that I have to translate. The instrumentation is very Album) woven together and other elements such as pianos and orchestras tie it all together to make one very beautiful sonic masterpiece. X Japan's third full length album is probably their most diversified and yet most accessible record.
The band has lost some identity on this record and tries to adapt to a slightly more European or American heavy metal and hard rock Love Replica - X* - Jealousy (Cassette with tracks like the entertaining and dynamic "Desperate Angels" and the commercial hard rock anthem "Joker" that make me a little bit think of Twisted Sister.
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