YAMANTAKA // Sonic Titan, Han Han @ The Garrison 4/19/2017 #CMW2017

On Wednesday night of CMW, I hit up the Garrison to see Han Han and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan.

Han Han are becoming ones to watch in terms of breaking language barriers with their Filipino rap and dancing by Hataw. Though you may not alway understand what is being said, the music and the attitude within their performance is definitely felt.

Back in 2015, Ruby Kato Atwood and John Acheta exited Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and replaced them with Joanna Delos Reyes and guitarist Hiroki Tanaka. I don’t think I had seen the reincarnation until Wednesday night at CMW. While it is very hard to replace, Atwood’s signature vocals, Reyes did a respectable job on the operatic parts. The giant group blasted the Garrison with their experimental rock decorated with Asian percussion instruments and beat matching backlights. The theatrics of the face-painted band still impressed audiences new and old.