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MAXIMUM THE HORMONE – Greatest The Hits 2011-2011 March 23, 2011

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Track Listing

  1. Utsukushiki Hitobito no Uta
  2. maximum the hormone
  3. my girl

1. Utsukushiki Hitobito no Uta

It’s been great that our main track of choice brings it quite hardcore from MTH.  There’s a whole lot of Ryo-kun and Daisuke-han to be heard in the song since they go back and forth for most of the song, but we also get quips from Nao who was the reason for the bands hiatus who just had a baby (Congrats BTW).  I think it’s great the song brings us back to something heavy and strong, but “F” was much more better of a portrayal of awesomeness.

2. maximum the hormone

Kind of well-known since it also has a PV along for the ride, their self-titled song sounds a lot more deeper and has a better togetherness that “Utsukushiki Hitobito no Uta” didn’t have.  All three of the vocalists have lines and when Daisuke-han comes in the music explodes and has this force that’s just OMG epic.  Despite being a bit old, maximum the hormone is definitely one of MTH’s bests!

3. my girl

my girl finishes the single off and out of the songs here, my girl seems to be the most lightest but it’s also quite just like some of MTH’s songs like “Minoreba☆Rock” where the song seems upbeat, but has a dark twist whenever Daisuke-han starts doing his thing.  To me, it’s pretty good and hearing Nao under auto-tune is a little strange at first, she got better deeper in the song. 

I’m so shocked that it’s been rather close to three years since “Tsume Tsume Tsume/”F”” was released and that single was huge!  Since Daisuke-han had surgery and Nao with her baby, the hiatus was a surprise to fan I bet.  I think they came back strong with this single and they sound great and full of life.  I did sort of wish “Chiisana Kimi no Te” was on the single since that song is so wtf-worthy for them….maybe album?

 

MAXIMUM THE HORMONE – Rokkinpo Goroshi February 1, 2009

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Track Listing

  1. Rokkinpo Goroshi
  2. Houchou Hasami Cutter Knife Dosu Kiri
  3. Nitro BB Sensou
  4. Falling Jimmy
  5. Kawakita Saruin
  6. Anal Whiskey Ponce (re-rec)
  7. Rock Bankurawase
  8. Haiyani Spain
  9. FUTOSHI
  10. Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma
  11. Rolling 1000toon
  12. Rock’n’Roll Chainsaw
  13. Koi no Kinako Watashi ni Kudasai

1. Rokkinpo Goroshi

We start the album with our title track and it’s definitly fast-paced.  Daisuke and Ryo are so hard to understand here because they are using some fast lyrics.  The song goes through many different areas which kept the song in an interesting style.  It’s just definitly wild.

2. Houchou Hasami Cutter Knife Dosu Kiri

It was the last single for the era and did end with a bang.  This was just hardcore fast and they didn’t let up on the speed.  Nao’s drumming is crazy here and Ryo and Daisuke-han are once again in the forefront blasting crazy fast lyrics.  It’s definitly one of my favorite songs from them and if you’ve seen the PV, you’re in for a ride as it’s just mind-numbing.

3. Nitro BB Sensou

We finally hear Nao sing a little bit in our first happy upbeat song.  Though I did find Daisuke-han’s moment was just a little outlandish but the song has a punk style of catchiness and it’s so fun.  Iono why, but this song is just uber fun and Ue-chan’s solo at the end was awesome.  Then there’s this quack at the end….

4. Falling Jimmy

Wait, they have many “Jimmy” songs so I’m guessing they are all connected somehow.  Once again Daisuke-han’s moment did make the music change a little bit.  ~FUCK JIMMY~ I mean when this is in the chorus is just hilarious.  The song felt really short and at the end there’s another quacking sound WTF!!

5. Kawakita Saruin

Another short song, but going back to the punk sound, Kawakita is just a messy song.  Like all it is, is a scream-fest for the first part while there’s bleeping which was so funny.  The chorus was so short though, even though all it is is ~Saruin~ and once again, that infamous quack on this album appears to finish the song.

6. Anal Whiskey Ponce (re-rec)

We begin this re-recording with Daisuke-han doing his usual fare of screaming/growling.  There’s something catchy about the song when Ryo comes in, but c’mon such a strange title for a song.  Once again it’s pretty short though barely making over 2 minutes.  I have to say this is Daisuke-han’s track.  There’s no quack either *gasp*

7. Rock Bankurawase

Beginning the era off, Rock Bankurawase is still short only 3 seconds longer than the last track, but this has a lot more interesting riffs and speed changes than the last track.  I’m not sure why, but this song just was that good and they made a good choice making this a single.

8. Haiyani Spain

There’s something freaky with Haiyani Spain.  It’s definitly metal sounding with those screams.  Ryo’s part is so fast that I couldn’t catch up with everything going on.  The bad part is that the song is heavily cut n’ paste because when the song gets good it goes back to the beginning with Daisuke-han’s wild rush and the transition is terrible.

9. FUTOSHI

It’s hard, but that’s all that’s going or it.  The bleeping returns which is so funny.  I think the best part is Ue-chan’s solo with the bass, it’s so amazing and he has to be one of the best.  Other than that, it’s a filler track.

10. Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma

What’s with the long ass title right?  Well the song makes this seem like an anthem of sorts because they sing the title like it’s the best thing ever.  They do have a slightly dark part with Daisuke-han’s part and the later part of the song gets all cheery and stuff and repeating the title.  It’s ok, but not their best.

11. Rolling 1000toon

Rolling 1000toon returns us the punk side of the band with a much more upbeat sound and some great riffs fro the guitar and bass simultaneously.  Nao is even singing here again which is great.  What’s also interesting is that it was on a single during “Kusoban’s” era.  Seeing it here is pretty great and doesn’t detract from the album at all.

12. Rock’n’Roll Chainsaw

What’s with the cute opening of this one.  Ryo singing sounds so funny singing in this otherwise anthem-y track.  They even go back to the cutesy guitar rhythm.  I was like this is WTF on the album.  I have to say this is another one of my favorites as they switch from cute to dangerous in the song like *snaps fingers* that.  The quack even returned….WTF

13. Koi no Kinako Watashi ni Kudasai

What’s this?  A song that doesn’t even feature the band, but Nao only singing with just piano?  This really sent everyone for a spin, even if it was super short, actually the shortest track on the album.  She actually has a good voice on her and her high notes were definitly better than some other artists who tried to do the same.  I think the whole solemn and sad vibe the song worked except………………….THAT DAMN QUACK!!!!

Tracks Recommended

  •  Houchou Hasami Cutter Knife Dosu Kiri
  • Rolling 1000toon
  • Koi no Kinako Watashi ni Kudasai
  • Rock’n’Roll Chainsaw
  • Nitro BB Sensou

Song of Avoidance

  • FUTOSHI

Even though it isn’t “Buiikikaesu”, Rokkinpo Goroshi was a pretty straightforward album.  I did feel the album was really short compared to that album and at the same time, they did stay true to their sound which is great.  I still don’t know why they featured the whole quacking thing on most of the tracks, maybe there’s a good reason…Even though it totally felt out of place on the final track which well, was out of place in the first place anyway.  Still, good rock album from MTH

 

 

MAXIMUM THE HORMONE – Buiikikaesu October 14, 2008

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Track Listing

  1. Buiikikaesu!!
  2. Zetsubou Billy
  3. Kuso Breakin no Breakin Lily
  4. Louisiana Bob
  5. Policeman Benz
  6. Black¥Power G- Man Spy
  7. Akagi
  8. Kyokatsu
  9. Bikini Sports Ponchin
  10. What’s up, people?!
  11. Chu chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Nero Nero
  12. Shimi
  13. Koi no Megalover

1. Buiikikaesu!!

We kick things off with this pretty kickass song.  Whenever there’s a cool bass line and cooler guitar riff, you know you have a great song altogether.  Daisuke-han’s interesting mix of rapping and screaming is very unique to the band IMO.  Also interesting note is that Nao, the drummer is singing the song as well which means everyone has singing abilities.  The song shows how much the band can do.

2. Zetsubou Billy

Most notable as the ending for the 2nd season of Death Note, Zetsubou Billy is so aggressive and very hardcore.  There’s an obvious mentality that the song is very angsty and angry.  After the 2nd chorus run-through they go into an interestingly slower part and the song goes more eviler.  Then all hell breaks loose when they say ~We are kira, My name’s Kira…etc.~  That’s was awesome and is a nod to a character in Death Note as well.  Epic song!

3. Kuso Breakin no Breakin Lily

Funny, how the song starts up with a music box and then gets kinda pop/rock.  Definitly a mood change from “Zetsubou Billy”.  It’s very fun and carefree, but when you least expect it, they get very metal and dark with Daisuke-han’s vocals which was so random for the song.  I love Nao’s voice when she finishes up the song.  I mean a drummer and a singer?  Totally gains respect points!

4. Louisiana Bob

Back into the aggressive stuff, It’s either more or less surprising because it’s just like the previous track but reversed.  There’s more of the angry stuff than the fun sounds.  The fun sounds actually is only the chorus.  I really like the drum solo and dark stuff.  Then there’s the singing that was so interesting and pretty darn cool.  I think I would have enjoyed more if it was more cleaner if you know what I mean.

5. Policeman Benz

I really enjoyed this track being so in your face and full of interesting bass lines.  I mean there’s a lot of screaming and not really anything decipherable.  Then the chorus gets a strong beat and it becomes something of like an anthem.  Oh my, Daisuke-han cusses like a sailor BTW which is funny hearing him saying ~Fuck~ over and over again.

6. Black¥Power G-Man Spy

I love the entrance for the song, I totally do.  Sounds sneaky and mysterious.  It seems like Ryo was trying his hands at rapping and it sounds pretty nifty.  To be honest this is Ue-chan’s song (the bassist)  There’s just a lot of moments for him and even the song seems so short.

7. Akagi

Oh, this song is fast and full of hard rhythms and some awkward moments from Daisuke-han.  I do like when things calm down for a little for Ryo’s line.  Then after a while his voice is filtered and the song goes into a march sound and then this guitar line happens that I remembered off a single when it was in it’s beta stage.  Still it is the shortest track off the album.

8. Kyokatsu

Drum starts the song up and then there’s some screaming before Daisuke-han’s uhm rapping I guess?  It’s also very angry and just has some great momentum even with the drums changing beats every so often.  The chorus has Ryo singing and he’s not such a bad singer, which is a good thing.  Then things became odd when I heard some things that sounded like “Buiikikaesu!!” which was surprising. 

9. Bikini Sports Ponchin

Another one of the tracks that I love the start of.  Then the lines became very scary sounding and Daisuke-han gets fast again and does various things like growling and squealing.  I think the song was for the awesome rhythms it had going for.  Every line had something new to it and was awesome.  Sadly vocally, I didn’t understand anything except for Nao’s line…which was still covered by the music.

10. What’s up, people?!

Literally, the first song I heard and it was the opening theme for Death Note.  The song has a great sense of rhythm and awesome lyrics.  I really like Ryo’s vocals as it is so fast and made sense.  Then, I guess the chorus is where the bass starts playing up.  The whole song was basically awesome, until the end.  Where it got so messy and just screwy…Still the rest is awesome.

11. Chu chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Nero Nero

Like the title is so random and I have no idea what the hell it means.  It sounds funny and upbeat at first before Daisuke-han pops in because he makes the song more metal.  Nao’s solo lines sounds so friggin awesome.  Still the chorus is very repetitive because it’s the song title.  Nao’s says half of it and the rest of the group says the other half.  It doesn’t get too annoying because I do adore the song.  I want to say this is Nao’s song because she sings most of it anyways.

12. Shimi

The song is a slow hardcore song evident by the slow drumming and guitar riffs.  Then after the beginning it speeds itself of and Daisuke-han is going all over the charts on the singing.  OMG, another Nao solo?  Anything with her voice makes the song better.  Ryo though screams his ass off and then it goes back to the slow tempo again.  I have to say though I dont like the singing in this part.  Still it’s pretty good.

13. Koi no Megalover

This song being the final song is so random because it’s the first time I’ve heard synth in a MTH song.  Even then the song sounded so fun and totally unlike them.  Then it’s lead into the stuff I’m used to, but everyone is singing so fast that it’s hard to understand what they said.  I actually ended up liking the song for some reason that c’mon synth usage!

Tracks Recommended

  • Chu chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Nero Nero
  • Zetsubou Billy
  • Koi no Megalover
  • Kuso Breakin no Breakin Lily
  • Buiikikaesu!!

Song of Avoidance

  • Shimi

Buiikikaesu, to me is such a hardcore album.  I mean all the songs are pretty much metal in some way or another.  I do like how everyone plays more roles in this album than previous ones and had to be happy to see Nao singing a lot.  This album is one of their bests and it’s great to see alot of the songs that I know of appear

 

MAXIMUM THE HORMONE – Tsume Tsume Tsume/F August 18, 2008

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Track Listing

  1. Tsume Tsume Tsume
  2. 「F」
  3. Kill All The 394

1. Tsume Tsume Tsume

Damn, already from the start we get such wild sounds.  After Daisuke-han finished he’s yelling we get to some pretty good riffs from the band.  Then we enter the chorus where things sort of makes sense but as easily it starts we’re lef back in the growling.  The thing I love though is Nao or the female drummer of the group.  I ❤ her and respect so much.  She’s awesome.  I still think her skills are the major point for the song since she carries the beat and it’s wild.  The middle then hits a real metal moment with so much yelling.  Still it’s very good for a metal song.

2. 「F」

F is so much crazier than “Tsume Tsume Tsume” but at the same time we got Ryo-kun and Nao singing together which is pretty cool since they are blood related.  The song actually has a more clearer melody and has more togetherness.  I love when they go for abstract beats, it makes it more enjoyable.  I think they are saying ~Freezer~ which is probably what “F” meant.  Still the ending was awesome with that loud bass line from Ue-Chan.  Awesome track.  OHHHH, after reading the translations it turns out the song is one major Dragonball Z love-fest and they are yelling ~Frieza~  The totally changed my opinion of the song, well maybe not a lot, but I love the song a lot more now.

3. Kill All The 394

Sounded like they were in a studio before starting up.  The song is also crazy like the previous tracks but in it lays some sort of playfulness to it.  Mostly you can hear it in the chorus.  Shockingly, this is a very short track not even hitting 2 minutes.  So it’s likely there just for filler.  Still I like their fun songs.

 

 

MAXIMUM THE HORMONE is an awesome ass band.  They are so unique with Ue-chan playing the bass like Flea from RHCP, Daisuke-han who is the screamer of the band who’s got so much energy to him it’s crazy, Ryo-kun who leads the band and plays some awesome guitar and Nao THE COOLEST DRUMMER EVER.  Ok, well the single itself actually was number one on the Orican charts for 4 straight days, you’d think they get No. 1 for the week right?  NOPE!, This was the week that Perfume took it with “love the world.  Which is pretty odd.  Still this single was awesome and great to hear from them since they havent released a single since last year.