Soldiers in War

A Westward March

Soldiers in War
Performed By A Westward March
Album UPC 888174858609
CD Baby Track ID TR0000501886
Label A Westward March
Released 2014-06-14
BPM 108
Rated 0
ISRC ushm21466256
Year 2014
Spotify Plays 6
Writer Sho Tanabe
Pub Co Sho Tanabe
Composer Sho Tanabe
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country JAPAN


Female-fronted German-Japanese Melodic Deathcore bringing new & destructive energy to the genre with memorable riffs and skull-crushing breakdowns, pleasing old-school fans as well as newcomers.


Founded in 2010, A Westward March is continuing to conquer the Japanese music scene by storm by their uncompromising heavyness with memorable riffs and the highly energetic performace of their members.
Equipped with the brutal voice of Angie (their female vocalist) and with members hailing from Japan & Germany, A Westward March bring their finest influences together to show the horrors of this world and the inherant darkness in the human existence.

The first EP set to release in June of 2014 will be called Alekto, the goddess of "the implacable or unceasing anger". Set out to create havoc on the Trojans by persuading its opponents to go to war, this title is representative of the lyrical content in the four songs Verrat, Infection, Soldiers In War and Hell's Drink.

Verrat, the intro track to this EP stands out because the lyrics are written in German which creates a grim atmosphere backed by some of the most intense drumming on the EP. Fast riffing, an epic guitar solo and a crushing breakdown create a track which gets listeners excited for the rest of the EP.

Infection, a mid-tempo song which causes lots of activity in the moshpit with a death-metal intro and includes an epic breakdown and dual-melody riffing. It brings out the low end of the band which relies heavily on their 7-string guitars.

Soldiers in War, written by the bands guitarist Shawn is reminiscent of the glory days of Metalcore with uptempo riffing and memorable licks perfect for circle pits but culminates into a brutal beatdown for all the moshers out there.

The final piece of the EP, Hell's Drink, also stands out because of the heavily black-metal influenced riffing and rhymically intricate drumwork. This track really showcases the intricate melodic guitarwork which acts as a counterpoint to the breakdown-heavy parts.

All in all, A Westward March shows a promising approach to the genre and will be sure to dominate the Japanese Metal scene. Female-fronted bands of this caliber are rare and you should expect this band to play shows outside of Japan in the near future as well.

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