exist†trace – “Diamond” MAXI SINGLE (2013)


Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

From Japan, the all female band exist†trace have been around for a number of years and have already released quite a few albums and EPs. Their latest EP was actually released in 2013 and it is called “Diamond”. The EP contains only 3-songs and about 15-minute minutes worth of music and is a testament to far ranging, global appeal of metal. The opening track, “DIAMOND” sets the tempo with an electronic influenced beginning before launching into an infectiously wicked fast paced tune. The next track “Kuchibiru” has a definite 70s classic rock vibe to it and a guitar riff that would make Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton proud. For the final track “Just One” the band speeds up the pace and introduces more modern influences. Given the fact that this band has been quite active over the years, they are still quite new to me and not much information could be found on the internet. It’s a shame too, because Exist+Trace have a lot to offer in the way of melodic hard rock with catchy hooks and just plain, good rockin’ songs.

Rating – 81/100



  2. Kuchibiru
  3. Just One


Line Up

  • ジョウ(Jyou) – Vocals
  • miko – Vocals & Guitars
  • 乙魅 (Omi) – Guitar
  • .猶人  (Naoto) – Bass
  • Mally – Drums


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