First making live appearances in October of 2015, LOST WORLD (ロストワールド) are a recent, on-the-rise visual kei act who have just put out their first official single Mahoro Shiro Kuro Homa (まほろしろくろほま), to follow up their debut mini album released at the end of last year. LOST WORLD’s sound is characterized by a dynamic array of elements that could appeal to a variety of visual kei fans: heavy riffs, euphoric choruses, electronic breakdowns, and winsome lead guitar melodies. The B-side from their newest release, titled Merutoriamu (メルトリアム), illustrates a playful balance between riveting instrumentals and calm lingering vocals that delicately work together to compose LOST WORLD’s current musical style.
Uniquely, both the first and second song of the single have a respective video clip. While the Merutoriamu music video was used to publicize the single’s release on January 27, the music video for the first track LOST WORLD ORDER came out last September, to embellish and signify the very beginning of LOST WORLD’s career. While this music video highlights an aesthetically brighter theme than Merutoriamu, the addictive approach of LOST WORLD remains strongly intact, darting forward with clean pensive verses into explosive refrains and a terrific guitar solo that tickles at nostalgia of early post-millennium visual kei. Three tracks in total, the first single is out now! Due to the limited distribution of such a small act, while platforms like CDJapan do carry the release, they do include some additional service fees.
Unfortunately, if you’ve been downright enamored by LOST WORLD, you’ll have to stick with this single and their seven-track mini-album Gensou Sekai Chizu (幻想世界地図) from last December for the time being, as it is all the spry act has released so far. However, this comes with far more promise than fret, as LOST WORLD’s career has only met its simple beginnings and their current material suggests they will be an act more than worthy of taking attention to in their future endeavors. The JROCK NEWS team looks forward to hearing what our readers think of this up-and-coming band, so please let us know in the comments section below.
Mahoro Shiro Kuro Homa (まほろしろくろほま)
Regular edition 3820 yen
Buy at CDJapan