Blue Friend - I Will Be Your Blue Friend (Tokyo, Japan)
Who It Is: Blue Friend - I Will Be Your Blue Friend; Dog Knights Productions (2014)
What It Sounds Like: Saetia, Orchid, Screamo what the fuck do you want from me
This is a particular release that I’ve waited for since I discovered the band late last year. Blue Friend is a screamo 4-piece based in Tokyo Japan of all places, which is not someplace that we see a ton of heavier releases that aren’t from visual kei dudes caked in makeup and feathers (Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Love me some Dir En Grey) let alone releases that actually make it onto western shores to some capacity. As far as I’m concerned, the band hasn’t been around terribly long but has managed to churn out a 3 song demo and a few split tracks here and there with I Will Be Your Blue Friend being their official debut release, and I’ve gotta say it absolutely rips.