No, I am indeed lacking in knowledge when it comes to J-rock. Indeed, Japanese music has been a blind spot on my radar in general. However, given my maddening addiction to power metal, and the quality of a couple of Galneryus releases that I've heard, I decided to check out Japan's power metal offerings a little further.
I have thus far been blown away by what I've found! I'd like to share one of my first discoveries: a band called Skywings, and a couple of tracks off of their sole studio album "Advent Melody". I'm going to review this album sometime soon, but let me give you an idea of just what you're in for, this is quality melodic power metal!