Kizu’s ninth single Jigoku is expected to release on April 28 and with the date drawing closer, the band has gone full force in terms of promotion to deliver the relentless and passionate preview. It’s here they convey strong emotions which they are more than capable of doing by now as our previous coverage dictates.
Jigoku will release in types A and B with both featuring three tracks in total and an alternating second track depending on the type. Type A has Jakusha no Koushin as a second track along with a DVD containing three songs from their Kizu ONEMAN TOUR ‘Shoumetsu’ FINAL 2020.2.11 EX THEATER ROPPONGI performance. Type B is CD only with the second track here being Mr. BiG MONSTER.
Title track Jigoku is frantic with guitarist reiki’s dirty-sounding guitar and choppy strumming taking the lead. This is all before vocalist Raimu carries it home with his hypnotic lyrics and aggressive vocals. The second song on type A is the playfully tense Jakusha no Koushin meanwhile, type B’s second song Mr. BiG MONSTER follows with its huge stomping sound mainly conveyed in the drumming. To then finish on the sorrowful ballad that is 15.2 with its outpouring of emotion from Raimu while the rest of the band manages to create such an undeniable powerful atmosphere.
This is accompanied by Kizu updating its artist photos, bringing a strong oriental theme into the mix. The most notable being drummer Kyonosuke looking like a boss straight out of a Japanese role-playing game. All of which are artistically taken as they stand side by side in a cage with a reddish hue in the background. Take a closer look at their attire: