Closing out the roundup for another quarter are YUZUKINGDOM, a project comprised of Yuzuki from Idol group Q’ulle and most of the members of the band Blood Stain Child. PANDEMIC is the band’s first EP, and outside of a venue only release or two I suppose this would be the official follow-up to their very well received debut album “GENESIS” that I mentioned in a previous roundup. If you haven’t checked them out yet and like Death Metal, Metalcore, synthesizers, great clean melodies or all of the above then you need to get your act together. This EP trends a little heavier than the band’s previous output, but Yuzuki’s vocals remain as impressive as ever and her ability to provide both sparkling clean and guttural harsh vocals still surprises me to this day. Despite this being more of a side project, the quality of the music is incredibly high and the band I feel deserve a lot more recognition than I’ve seen them get online. Maybe their upcoming second album will go some way to changing that, I know I’ll be checking it out for a future roundup anyway.