Origin: Japan
Genres: Black Metal
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Tyrant  


Tyrant isn't exactly the most unique of band names (the Eighties produced both a German Tyrant and an American Tyrant, among no doubt countless other similarly-named acts). This Tyrant is a Japanese black metal band, who on their debut album (1997's Under A Dark Mystic Sky) nails the early Norwegian symphonic black metal style (think early Dimmu Borgir as one reference point) to a T -- indeed, it's probably one of the most Norwegian-sounding albums from a band not from Norway. By the time of Legend, released five years later, the band had matured and developed a bit -- still very much rooted in symphonic black metal, but with a less harsh style, with the more dominating keyboards giving the band a more melodic edge. Tyrant has yet to truly branch out and discover their own style, (perhaps their new Grimoires, released in 2005, will establish a unique identity), but for traditional symphonic black metal, both Legend and Mystic Sky are accomplished and recommended listens.

Current Members

Keisuke Kubo

vocals

Yoshihiro Yamaji

guitars

Masato Date

bass

Ayumi Kubo

keyboards

Toshiya Nakamura

drums

Former Members/Guests

Hidenori Tanaka

guitars

Masaya

drums


Discography



Under The Dark Mystic Sky 
1997 Pulverized
  1. Prologue To A Tragedy
  2. Grudge Of Dannoura
  3. Ghost Waltz
  4. The God Of Winter
  5. Vice
  6. Into The Hades
  7. Under The Dark Mystic Sky
  8. Mirage Beneath The Black Moon
  • Keisuke Kubo
  • Hidenori Tanaka
  • Ayumi Kubo
  • Masaya

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Chronicles Of Chaos 



Legend 
2002 Displeased
  1. Maze of Inferno
  2. Erebus
  3. Wargod
  4. Knight In Black
  5. Tears of Purgatory (Black Rain)
  6. Phantasmagoria
  • Keisuke Kubo
  • Yoshihiro Yamaji
  • Masato Date
  • Ayumi Kubo
  • Toshiya Nakamura

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Grimoires 
2005 World Chaos
  1. Initiation
  2. Devilís pact
  3. Fallen angel of plague
  4. Bell, book and candle
  5. Rebellion PART
  6. Riding the breeze
  7. Rebellion PART
  8. Thy night Queen, Hecate
  9. Woe, ruin and death
  10. Babylon, the great
  11. Prophecy of Lucifer
  12. Rebirth of old serpent
  • Keisuke Kubo
  • Yoshihiro Yamaji
  • Masato Date
  • Ayumi Kubo
  • Toshiya Nakamura

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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