Here is my find of the week!
The First Frisson Of The World by Serenity In Murder.
Serenity In Murder is a female-fronted Japanese melodic death metal band from Tokyo, formed in 2009. The band’s name is a homage to the 1995 Slayer song. Canadian heavy metal magazine BW&BK described them as “a mix of Arch Enemy, Hatebreeder-era Children of Bodom, early Blood Stain Child, and a shot of Iron Maiden.”
I must admit, this is refreshing and restores my faith in the melodic death genre. “Yes”, it is nothing we haven’t heard before, but it is rare to find a “non-Swedish/Finnish” band that does this genre better - let alone the Japanese! All power to them!