Label: Ki/oon - CJK-5731 • Format: CD Album • Country: South Korea • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal
Blue Blood sold more thancopies, reached number 6 on the Oricon chart and stayed on the chart for more than weeks. The album's singles would also reach the top five on the chart.
In the meantime, the band released their first album, Vanishing Visionthrough Extasy Records owned by Yoshikion April 14, and toured extensively in support of the record. Recording for their major label debut album, Blue Bloodbegan in January A special edition of Blue Bloodthat included a second disc of instrumental versions of some songs, was released on February 14, and reached number 23 on the charts.
In the initial counting week of May it reached number six on the Oricon chart, with sales of 28, copies. This edition reached number twenty-three on the chart. All of the singles were certified Gold, meaning at least two hundred thousand copies sold, by the RIAJ. The second single, the ballad "Endless Rain" became X's first to reach the top three on the charts. The third single, "Week End", became the band's first to reach the top two on the charts.
Blue Blood is generally positively received. Eremenko, who gave the album a three and a half out of five stars rating, concluded that the album "generally packs enough skill and enthusiasm to deliver the X* - Blue Blood on par with its best genre associates, even if clearly following in their footsteps. Carl Begai said that " Blue Blood is and will remain one of the few damn near perfect albums in my eyes for the simple fact it never lets up and never gets lazy, even when things slow down for a cheeseball ballad or two.
The term visual kei was derived from the slogan "Psychedelic Violence Crime of Visual Shock" seen on cover of the album and used to describe the music scene that X Japan were pioneers of. Run For Cover - Quiet Riot - Metal Health songs from the record remain mainstays in X Japan's live sets.
Such as "Kurenai", which is one of their signature songs, being played at most of their concerts, often accompanied by the stage being lit in red light Kurenai translates as "crimson" and the band pausing during the last (Rock On) Through The Night - Icon (20) - Icon in order to let the audience sing the chorus on their own.
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