Sep 172010


With high praise from the metal press, local and national newspapers, and highbrow publications alike, Chicago’s YAKUZA has succeeded in garnering attention of all kinds, all the while not compromising the band’s free-flowing and spontaneous musical integrity. Regardless, YAKUZA remains independent, maintaining an almost indescribable sound that picks and plucks from a wealth of influences and inspirations. Staying deeply rooted in a genre all its own, YAKUZA’s existence lies on a metal b

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  1. Review by George Dionne for Transmutations
    Yakuza returns with more of the twisted, dark, and progressive sounds that blew me away on 2006′s Samsara. How can you not be impressed with a metal band that can throw in some saxophones from time to time? Transmutations is a darker journey than it’s predecessor, but still packs a punch when it needs to. The only drawback was the cryptic and faded CD packaging, in which I could not make out the song titles.

  2. Review by rob for Transmutations
    Yakuza always deliver the goods. The jazz influence really opens their sound to the point where a sax doesn’t seem out of place on a metal cd.

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