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This is a very famous hard-rock band that produced quite a bit of famous male vocalists (e.g., LeeSeungCheol). Their original metal/hard-rock style has given way to softer rocks. But, they still rock. --HongCho, 1998-01-13
★★★★★ Rock Ballad, Bluesy Tone, Guitar Instrumental
BuHwal is a nearly one man band of KimTaeWon who plays bluezy guitar like David Gilmour. Starting as a band but disbanded, rebirthed, member changed...and so on.
This album is made mostly by KimTaeWon, and his compositions were pathetic, contains ballad masterpiece [SaRangHalSuRok; As Love Grows on] and [SoNaGi; Passing Rain] based on Korean novellet.
Vocal, KimJaeGi has high octave so capable difficult songs. He died by car accident. His little brother KimJaeHui became the next vocal.
Sadly quality of their follow albums is lower than this. --DisTort, 1999
This fifth album came right after their rather unsuccessful fourth album. The third album did well popularity-wise, but the previous one failed miserably.
This album has a rock-solid performance by the members. It also contains three instrumental tracks at the end, which seems to be the theme of this CD.
The first track, Lonely Night, did well in the gayo charts, but all the other tracks are also pretty good. Solid as they can be.
Recently, I heard that they got a keyboard player as a member. Hope they produce more wonderful rock numbers in their future. --HongCho, 01/13/1998
|SeulPeun BaRaem||Sad Wish|
|21c BulGyeongGi||21st Century Depression|
|JakEun NeoEGe||To a Small You|
|Ddo DaReun MiRo||Another Maze|
|BulEui BalGyeon I|
|BulEui BalGyeon II|
|BulEui BalGyeon III|
For this album, BuHwal are KimTaeWon (guitars), JeongJunGyo (bass), ChaeJaeMin (drums), KimGiYeon (vocal), and ChoiSeungChan (keyboards & piano). (It seems for these "traditional" rock bands, the member changes are a common thing.)
This is their sixth (for some reasons, I thought they would have more albums out...). Their music is pretty consistent. Not too heavy, 80's-rock-based, more like pop rock. This time with a keyboard player, some tracks have more prominent keyboard-related sounds. And I think Park, WanGyu who did the vocal for the last album was better. However, musically and recording-wise, they are solid. They've gotten their formula all figured out. One interesting thing to note is that as with their previous album, it have a set of three tracks that bear the CD title.
Bottom line: If you liked their previous album, you will also enjoy this one as well. --HongCho, 1999-04-04
|Loss of Memory|
|About Idle Thoughts|
|Discovering the Fire|