I remember the day Bert's (mountainhigh) suggestion for the Japanese band Strawberry Path years ago. That was the first album that i tasted from Japan and it was extremely nice mix of blues hard rock and prog. (thanks Bert!) Perhaps that is the reason when i meet with a new collector friend i always ask, "Are there any hidden hard rock for me from Japan?" A few months ago Chicoppe sent Ginbae to pnfforum, and munju pass it to blog. Make me busy and happy sometime. A few weeks ago, an email came from a good soul, with the link of this band, Mariner. This is Mariner's second album that has good musicianship to put a smile to the faces of hard'n heavy lovers. Not sure but as i know this band has connections with other Japanese band Murasaki. Cover(art) is not my type, but i may tell inside is way better. The first album is available here and there, which is also enough good not to be forgotten. Well some google translated info here
FoR WhOM The BeLL ToLLs..