DIR EN GREY, a fantastic metal experimental band from Japan, visited Showbox at the Market on Monday evening. The group put on a tremendously entertaining and vigorous performance for some of the best fans I have ever seen. The audience had huge smiles and pumped fists during the entire show, and enjoyed songs such as “Merciless Cult, “OBSCURE,” and “UROKO.” While many of us may not have understood a word of most songs (most lyrics are in Japanese, and singer Kyo sure can howl), it was a performance to marvel at. Thank you, DIR EN GREY, for an awesome evening, and a fantastic new album in Arche. My only regret is that I couldn’t get photos of drummer Shinya.
DIR EN GREY – photos by Dagmar