发行公司:CBS/Sony [32DH 5224]
专辑风格:Visual kei/Power metal
整章专辑风格偏向Metal，也能找到如「ROSE OF PAIN」这首与X风格迥异作品。虽然在作曲不如专辑「Jealousy」丰富，但此专辑自有着其它专辑无法望其背向的成就。
1989年、Xのメジャー第一弾アルバムとして発売された、谁もが知っている日本ロック史に於いて最も重要な名盘「BLUE BLOOD」が、最新技术を駆使したリマスターを施され今、ダイナミックに苏る! リマスター盘と、インストゥルメンタル・トラックを収録した盘をコンパイルした期间限定の2枚组スペシャルエディション!! [メーカー限定出荷期间: 2007年2月14日～2007年5月末日]
It really surprises me how this band's popularity has somehow not gotten into any other country besides their homeland. Before I get to the review I would like to point out that X Japan has been playing like this since 1982 and during the time that Helloween started out, and yet has not gotten any credit for being the fathers of power metal or the first to use orchestral arrangements in the genre, as well as having a very modern sound which was not typical at all. They arose out of a Japanese music wave named "Visual Kei". Tons of groups with very a extravagant image, played everything from pop to metal. It is very clear why X Japan came out on top.
This is a very rare example of a melodic metal band playing with a lot of variety in an album. The title track, songs like "X"(which happens to be the bands theme song), and "Orgasm" are filling servings of speed metal with some sides of thrash. This band does not make over the top or cheesy songs like modern day power metal bands, each songs is fully enjoyed without any guilt. There are some rockers like "Weekend" and "Easy Fight Rambling" that carry a lot of GnR style swagger and groove. The token emotional ballads are found such as "Endless Rain" which are pretty tear jerking only by the arrangements of the song and vocals, seeing as how most of the lyrics are in Japanese. Then on to the magnificent epic "Rose of Pain" with it's classical arrangements and melodic guitar shredding throughout bits of the song show the signs of a later effort "Art of Life".
Not much more I can add to this review. All I can say is that this band does not get credit for a lot of the things they came up with, which by today standards is still original and fresh. This is probably the best heavy/progressive/power album out there, no filler, nothing generic and/or bland to be found, and does not seem formulated or void of any creative thinking or human participation. I can only highly suggest this album to anyone who has not had the pleasure of hearing X Japan for themselves and is a fan of melodic metal, or just happens to be curious of the genre and does not want not want an ear full of over the top cheese. The Verdict: %100 enjoyable.
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01. Prologue ~ World Anthem
02. Blue Blood
03. Week End
04. Easy Fight Rambling
06. Endless Rain
08. X Clamation
11. Rose Of Pain