Monday, March 31, 2008

Plastic Tree - Namida Drop single review

This single is the ED for Garasu no Kantai. I'm watching Garasu no Kantai because of this and luckily that anime wasn't that bad. Find out more in my anime review website. The first press comes with a postcard and a trading card.





Tracklist:
  1. Namida drop
  2. Rokugatsu no ame
  3. Namida drop (instrumental)

Comment:

Namida drop

This is a catchy song and I think it's a perfect ED song for the anime. I love this song but it's not really one of the single that I put on the repeat mode. Rating: 4/5

Rokugatsu no ame

Believe me, this song sounds like a folk song but still, I really love this song. This is one of the folk song made by Plastic Tree that makes me keep humming for the rest of the day. Rating:5/5

Namida drop (instrumental)

It doesn't have much different with the voice-included version so I'm not so fond of listening to this. Rating: 3/5

This is a nice single. However, if I really want people to listen to Plastic Tree's singles, this may not be the choice but it's still worth a buy if you're a huge fan of Garasu no Kantai or Plastic Tree. As Plastic Tree fan, the bonus for the first press makes this cd worth a buy.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gazette - Stacked Rubbish album review

Gazette's 3rd full album. The first press limited edition comes with bonus DVD and a sticker. This album was no.1 on Oricon chart in the first week of the release.



Tracklist:
  1. Art drawn by vomit
  2. Agony
  3. Hyena
  4. Burial applicant
  5. Ganges ni akai bara
  6. Regret
  7. Calm envy
  8. Swallowtail on the death valley
  9. MOB 136 Bars
  10. Gentle lie
  11. Filth in the beauty
  12. Circle of swindler
  13. Chizuru
  14. People error

DVD

  1. Burial applicant pv
  2. Chizuru (apartment version) pv

Comment:

Art drawn by vomit

This is just the intro for this album and they always play this song before they enter the stage. This song has RnB mixture so it's a refreshing change of their style. I seriously don't get what it said. This track is just the music. Rating: 5/5

Agony

This is a heavy song and the lyric is in English. I love this song as the music is a mixture of rock and RnB but I don't get what he said in this song except for the bad words. Rating: 5/5
Hyena
Another song that I love and I was really excited to hear the album version. There's nothing much different with the single version. The early part of the song might be unpleasant to some of you as it sounds like growling but it returns to normal during the chorus. Rating: 5/5
Burial applicant
Certain part of this song is in English and the rest is in Japanese. The english part in this song is very clear so I understand what Ruki said. This is indeed a nice song. Rating: 5/5
Ganges ni akai bara
This song has a mixture of rock and latin music. It's a nice song but I don't really like this song. Rating: 3/5
Regret
It's a catchy song and there's no different with the single version. Finally, I'm able to hear a long guitar solo part in this song. This song has a very nice guitar solo part. Rating: 4/5
Calm envy
This song starts with a calming with a slow guitar intro. One of the track that I really like the most. This song also have a very touching lyric and it almost make me cry. Even the guitar solo part is full of sorrow. Rating: 5/5
Swallowtail on the death valley
I don't really like this song as I think it's a crappy song. Luckily, the guitar solo part makes this song isn't a complete piece of crap. Rating:3/5
MOB 136 Bars
The intro of this song is heavy and you can hear the growl. It may not be pleasant to some people as Ruki just growling most of the time. If you don't like it, you might end up listening to this song halfway. Rating: 3/5
Gentle lie
It's a ballad song. However, I find the lyric kind of cheesy so I don't like this song. Rating: 2/5
Filth in the beauty
Another favourite song of mine. The song starts with female vocal with accoustic guitar sound as the background and after that the heavy music begins. This song has a mixture of heavy rock and RnB which I find it creative. Somehow, the lyric has explicit content so just watch out for that. This song is also partially in english and I don't understand his english at all. Rating: 5/5
Circle of swindler
It's a heavy song and the lyric is in english and I don't understand what he said, again! Just enjoy this song and just brush it off the crappy english. Sorry, Ruki. I'm so mean to you today. I'm still enjoying this song despite of the crappy english. Rating: 4/5
Chizuru
This song is one of the B-Side track in Hyena single and it's also the theme song for the Korean thriller movie, Apartment. This song is a slow song but it's a bit depressing. Not just that, it also has this melancholic feeling which I think it really suits the movie. Rating: 5/5
People error
It's a perfect ending for this album and only the music. The piano for this song is so wonderful because it really pictures the guilt for making mistake. I should say that it's a depressing piano piece. Rating: 5/5
Overall, the album sounds so different compared to their previous albums, NIL and Disorder. Some people may not like this album as most of the music has a mixture of RnB and it can be a turn off for those who don't like RnB. Even I also take a few listens only to like this album. I do love this album but not as much as NIL and Disorder. Even though it sounds different, I encourage people to buy this album whether you're Gazette fan or not.
Here's the Burial Applicant pv




And Chizuru pv. Enjoy~





Friday, March 28, 2008

Plastic Tree - Nega to Poji album review

As I promised you, Plastic Tree album Nega to Poji review. The first press limited edition comes with poster and as for the regular edition, there is an extra track (which is not available in the limited edition) Makka na Ito.


pura - nega to poji lim

Tracklist:

  1. Nemureru Mori
  2. Fujunbutsu
  3. Allergy
  4. Spica (Nega to Poji version)
  5. Zazaburi, zazanari
  6. Mujin Eki
  7. Orange
  8. Sabbath
  9. EGG
  10. Ruisen kairo
  11. Kuroi kasa
  12. Andrometamophosis

DVD

  1. One shot rehearsal of the complete 12-song album

Comment:

Nemureru mori

I really love the intro a lot as the music start with a low guitar and the bass comes in. The song is slow but it has this calm feeling which I think it's the typical Plastic Tree song. The drum in this song is pretty impressive. Rating: 5/5

Fujunbutsu

The song sounds like the typical alternative song but with Plastic Tree touch that is but I really love during the chorus part. Rating: 4/5

Allergy

This song has a pretty heavy intro but this kind of intro will make you feel like you want to headbang. Ryutarou's voice is pretty low but it's not that up to the point that you barely hear his voice. This is another catchy song after Fujunbutsu. Rating: 5/5

Spica (Nega to Poji version)

This version is slightly different than the single version because there's an added element in the music, making it sounds different than the single version. Overall, there isn't much drastic chnage in this song. Rating: 4/5

Zazaburi, zazanari

This is the song that I really love the most in this album. It's very catchy and the lyric is full of hallucination, if I get the meaning right. But don't worry, it's not that bad up until to the point that you'll lose your sense of reality. This is the song that everyone should listen! Rating: 5/5

Mujin Eki

This is the typical Plastic Tree style so I don't have anything much to say other than it's a nice song. Rating: 4/5

Orange

This song is slightly different than most of the Plastic Tree songs I've listened. It's not really an awful song but I'm not so into this song. Rating: 3/5

Sabbath

I can't really recall this, but this song reminds me of a band that used to have this kind of style but I love the Plastic Tree version more. It's a heavy song but when it combines with Ryutarou's melancholic voice, it turns out to be an angsty song. Plastic Tree rarely have this type of heavy song but it's very refreshing music. Rating: 5/5

EGG

This is a catchy song but I'm not so fond into this song. Rating: 3/5

Ruisen Kairo

It's a typical alternative style kind of music but I'm still not so fond of this song. Rating: 3/5

Kuroi kasa

The song has a very slow intro and Ryutarou's voice is very low but once the music start, the song turns out to be impressive. This song has a melancholic and depressing feeling but I really love this song. Rating: 4/5

Andrometamophosis

This song is a perfect ending for this album as this song starts with a slow intro. The lyric for this song is very short but the music is kinda long but it's a very impressive song. As I said, it really is perfect ending for this album.

Overall, this is a great album even for those who've never heard of Plastic Tree before. Buy this album if you're curious enough.

Okay, this is Nemureru Mori from the bonus DVD. So I hope you enjoy watching this.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

An Cafe - Kakusei Heroism ~ Heroes without name single review

This is An Cafe single which is the OP for the anime Darker than Black and also their first major debut single. This review will focus on the limited pressing release which is the cover of this single is Hei (Darker than Black) and the DVD is Kakusei Heroism ~ Heroes without name but it's Darker than Black version. The first press limited pressing release comes with free sticker.


Tracklist:
  1. Kakusei Heroism ~ Heroes without name
  2. Respect mummy

DVD

  1. Darker than Black [Another Clip]

Comment:

Kakusei Heroism ~ Heroes without name

Since this is the first single with 2 new band members, I was wondering what sort of music they will produce since they have a new guitarist and a keyboardist. I thought with the keyboard element added into the music, the song may not be the same like the old An Cafe song. Surprisingly, I find this song amazing not just because it's the OP for Darker than Black but the song doesn't sound much different with the old An Cafe song. The guitar sound is acceptable but not good enough. I'm looking forward to see Takuya with improved guitar skill. Rating: 5/5

Respect mummy

Honestly, I don't like this song and I find it boring and crap. It sounds similar to old An Cafe song but I don't remember their old song is this crap. Rating: 2/5

Overall, this single doesn't dissapoint me except for the B-Side track. This amy not sound like the old An Cafe song but I must say that Miku's vocal has improved a lot compare to their previous album. Takuya and Yuki has done a good job for this single even though I doubt their talent before this. After listening to this single, I've changed my mind about them. They may no longer the An Cafe we know ever since Bou left the band but as long as they make nice songs, I'm truly satisfied.

As for the usual recommendation, give this single a try whether you knew about them for the first time or you still can't forget about Bou. Believe me, they will always make good music even without Bou.

Sorry for my long rambles. So here's the Kakusei Heroism ~ Heroes without name pv


And for those of you who are curious about Darker than Black, here's the OP for this anime.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Alice Nine - Akatsuki Ikuoku no Chandelier (Ginyu Mokushiroku: Meine Liebe -wieder- OP&ED) single review

This single contains the OP and ED for Ginyu Mokushiroku: Meine Liebe -wieder-. Honestly, I'm watching this anime because of this song and sorry for spamming this blog with alice nine. stuff since I think I should say something about anime OP and ED songs. The review will focus on the regular edition since I'm too late to get the limited edition. Here's the tracklist and my opinion. Just to let you know that this single was released before their first full album, Zekkeishoku.


Tracklist:
  1. Akatsuki
  2. Ikuoku no Chandelier
  3. Akatsuki (instrumental)
  4. Ikuoku no Chandelier (instrumental)

Comment:

Akatsuki

This song is kinda catchy and a little bit heavy so I think this song really does suits to be the OP for this anime. The guitar solo is short and barely noticeable but it's fine. Even the outfits itself (referring to the pv) are perfect for the song. Rating: 4/5

Ikuoku no Chandelier

A slow song but it's perfect to be the ED for the anime. It's a lovely song. Rating: 4/5

Akatsuki (instrumental)

I didn't have anything much to say about this instrumental but all I can say that I can hear the instruments better but unfortunately, it's not in the anime. Rating: 4/5

Ikuoku no Chandelier

I also don't have anything to say much about this instrumental too but it's more or less the same. Rating: 4/5

If you're looking for alice nine. songs that are heavy, this song can be good try if you're curious enough. Just to let you know that this single is not included in their first full album Zekkeishoku so you need to buy this single. Thanks to this single and alice nine., I'm eager to watch Meine Liebe -wieder-.

Here's Akatsuki pv



Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Alice Nine - Mirror Ball single review

Latest single from Alice Nine. This review will focus on the first press limited edition Type A that has Mirror Ball pv. For your information, this song is featured in the film Aquarian Age where the band is also appear in this film playing the song.





Tracklist:


  1. Mirror Ball

  2. Kiseki

  3. Eraser - Memoire d'une fleur

DVD



  1. Mirror Ball pv

Comment:


Mirror Ball


I'm so addicted to this song not because the boys are hot. I've never thought that this song is very catchy so when I listen to it, I fell in love with it. Rating: 5/5


Kiseki


This song doesn't make me feel anything maybe because I don't really like this song. It's quite catchy , though. Rating: 3/5


Eraser - Memoire d'une fleur


This is actually the so called the remix version of the original Eraser in Alpha. Whether it's a remix or not, I still find this song boring but I must admit the boys look hot in white. Rating:2/5


Overall, it's not really a bad single but I think I'll only buy this single because Mirror Ball is such a nice song. The B-side tracks don't really make me addicted that much. If you never listened to Alice Nine before, this is a good single only because of Mirror Ball, not the whole single is good. You'll be the judge then.


Here's Mirror Ball pv






And also Eraser- Memoire d'une fleur pv




Monday, March 24, 2008

Plastic Tree - Spica single review

Actually, I'm planning to write their Nega to Poji album but I'm kinda busy right now so I might as well write something short like single review. Okay, enough with this lame excuse, so let's get to the point.

This single was released before Makka na Ito single. First press for this single is only the promotional poster, no DVD.



Tracklist:
  1. Spica
  2. Romu
  3. Spica (instrumental)
  4. Romu (instrumental)

Comment:

Spica

I'm not into slow song like this one but when I actually listened to it for the first time, I find that the song is very touching. It's such a beautiful song. Most of the Pura fans are very dissapointed with this song because it sounds so poppish. I don't care with what they say but this song really calms my nerve whenever I'm stressed. Rating: 4/5

Romu

Another slow song but I also love this song. It becomes catchy towards the middle of the song and I find that this song is enjoyable. Rating: 4/5

Spica (instrumental)

The instrumental version makes me realize that this song also have a beautiful music besides the beautiful lyric. The music is so calm and relaxing. Rating: 4/5

Romu (instrumental)

I was so absorbed with this instrumental version. I didn't realize the presence of electric guitar in this song as I could only hear the accoustic guitar sound in the full version (I mean with the voice included). I really enjoy this instrumental as I find that the music doesn't sound so flat. Rating: 5/5

Overall, if you're expecting something edgy this single may not appeal to you since the single itself is full of slow track. However, it's still one of the nice Plastic Tree's singles I've ever listened to but it's still worth a try and your money too!

Spica pv is in the previous post. Do check it out if you have a doubt about the single ^^

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Plastic Tree - Makka na Ito single review

This single was released before their album Nega to Poji but this single is not included in the limited edition. This first press limited edition comes with free poster. As for normal edition, extra track Wareta Mado~1997 Demo Tape is included in this single.


Tracklist:
  1. Makka na Ito
  2. Aiyori aoku
  3. Makka na Ito (instrumental)
  4. Aiyori aoku (instrumental)

DVD

  1. Spica pv
  2. Makka na Ito pv
  3. Making of Makka na Ito pv
Comment:

Makka na Ito

I'm so in love with this song when I heard it for the first time. It's kinda slow but this song has such a beautiful lyric. A must listen if you're listening for the first time. Rating: 5/5

Aiyori aoku

A catchy song after Makka na Ito. Some of you may prefer this song more if you're more into hardcore stuff. I must say this B-Side track is a nice song. Love this song too. Rating: 5/5

Makka na Ito (instrumental)

When you're listening to the instrumental version, you'll feel the power of this music as you can hear each instruments clearly. This is one of the beautiful instrumental version I've ever heard. Rating: 5/5

Aiyori aoku (instrumental)

Another instrumental version that you must listen. I really like this instrumental version because I can hear the sound of the drums clearly. The drum for this song is so powerful, it's so full of energy. Rating: 5/5

Overall, I really love this single but I can't really describe how wonderful the single is. This is one of the single that I'm so addicted to. This is a single is worth a buy not just for Plastic Tree fans but also for those who have never heard of Plastic Tree before.

So, here's Makka na Ito pv. Hope you enjoy this.






This is Spica pv. This may not be the song that I like but some of you may enjoy this song.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

SuG - I Scream Party mini album review

Today, let's spread more SuG love. The first press limited edition comes with a trading card and rechangeable cover with a picture of the band. The cover below is actually for the regular edition which was released after the limited edition. The cover for the limited edition version has pink background instead of black.




Tracklist:
  1. Love Scream Party
  2. Toon Daily Show
  3. Gentou
  4. Oreshiki Continue
  5. Puraimaru

DVD

  1. Love Scream Party PV
  2. The making of Love Scream Party PV

Comment:

Love Scream Party

When I heard the sample for this song, I didn't really like this song and think the song is crappy but when I listened to the full version, I really like this song and it really does scream party~. This is indeed a happy song. Rating: 5/5

Toon Daily Song

This is another happy song but I must say that it's a crappy song. Not to offend anyone but I really don't like this song but the guitar solo part is awesome. Rating: 3/5

Gentou

This is a slightly heavy and serious song after they don't feel like goofing around. This song really reminds me of X-Japan song due to the heavy guitar song and what made me impressed with this song is none other than the guitar solo part. The guitar solo part is so fast, melodious and heavy. I must say not bad for an indie band. Rating: 5/5

Oreshiki Continue

Now they're back with being goofy. Nothing much to say about this song as I find the song crappy and boring. I always skip this song whenever I listened to this CD. Rating: 2/5

Puraimaru

The last track and this song really suits to be the closing of the cd. It's a ballad song and the guitar solo part really good. I don't really like this song much but it's better than Oreshiki Continue. Rating: 3/5

Overall, I kind of a bit dissapointed with this mini album because I don't really like most of the song. I'm buying this because it's SuG's first mini album and I want more SuG. Luckily I have a reason to buy since I'm so addicted to Love Scream Party and Gentou. However, this mini album is still in not my Must Listen list.

Here's the Love Scream Party pv. It's so colorful compared to Alterna pv but you'll love how goofy they are in this PV.


Friday, March 21, 2008

SuG - Alterna single review

Okay, for those who are not into indie scene, SuG is a osharei-kei band which is under PS Company - the same artist management for Gazette, Kagrra, and alice nine. Not to mention, Miyavi and Kra. SuG is pronounced as Sa-Gu which actually literally how you pronounced thug in Japanese, that's what they said. This single is limited edition (CD+DVD) but it's not first press. Take a look at this band and I'm sure you'll know why I love this band.


Tracklist:
  1. Alterna
  2. Girl meet girl
  3. Unplugged superstar

DVD

  1. Alterna pv

Comment:

Alterna

This is the first song that I listened to and I seriously got hooked. It's so poppish but can be edgy at the same time. I love them even more when I watched the pv. The boys are so hilarious. Listen to it and you could never believe it that you're actually humming to the song later. Rating: 5/5.

Girl meet girl

I like this song but not up to the point that I want to keep on repeating the song. Overall, I don't put much hatred on this song. Rating: 3/5.

Unplugged superstar

Okay, the lyric is in english (again) but I don't understand at all what he's trying to say. Luckily the song is forgiven as I really love the guitar solo part for this song. Somehow, the guitar reminds me of X-Japan but don't get me wrong, the music isn't just the guitar style. Rating:4/5.

If you're listening to SuG for the first time and willing to give this a try, this single is a good start as you'll never be dissapointed with the single. Even if the other two tracks may not fancy you but I bet Alterna will never dissapoint you.

Here's Alterna pv. Enjoy!!


Thursday, March 20, 2008

alice nine. - Alpha album review

alice nine. latest album, Alpha. The first press limited edition comes with a poster and a DVD that has Cosmic World pv and Blue Planet pv.






Tracklist:
  1. Zero
  2. Cosmic World
  3. Aoi tori
  4. Jewel
  5. 9th revolver
  6. Dice
  7. Number six.
  8. Nijiro
  9. White Prayer
  10. Eraser
  11. Blue Planet
  12. Cradle to [Alpha]

DVD

  1. Cosmic World pv
  2. Blue Planet pv

Comment:

Zero

This song is a great opening song for the album. It sounds so hardcore to me but it doesn't sound so crap. I would rate this song 3 1/2 out of 5 scale.

Cosmic World

This is my most favourite song in this album. I don't really like this song when I listened to the sample on their OHP but when I listened to the full version, I fell in love with this song. What I really love the most is during the guitar solo because it's not just one guitar solo but two guitar solos which is one of the reason why I love this song. I also love the intro for this song as it's poppish but stylish.

Aoi tori

This is a song that I consider a heavy but I love this song. The guitar solo for this song is long but not as long as in the Cosmic World. I rate this song 4/5.

Jewel

I don't like this song as this song sounds like a famous pop love song so that's the reason why I don't like this song. I would never like this song even though I'm in love. This song rates 2/5.

9th revolver

This is a ballad song. Most of the lyric is in english but I don't really get much what he said but I think his english isn't so bad. I love this song even though the english is terrible. This song rates 3/5.

Dice

Another heavy song and most of the lyric is still in english. As usual, I don't get some of the parts but I still like this song despite of not understanding the lyric. Rating for this song is 4/5.

Number six.

Another song that I like the most. I was so happy to hear the audio version of this single as this single was released only in DVD format. It's still a DVD video with the Number six. pv, Number six. the movie which the boys starred in and the script was also written by them and the making. This description I gave is for the limited edition. I'll tell more in my next review. There's nothing much different with the single version and I'm so addicted with this song. Definitely worth 5/5 scale.

Nijiro

This is a ballad song but I'm seriously hooked with this song because it's so calming and melodious. The lyric is so beautiful and it's very touching. Rating: 5/5.

White Prayer

Another song that I'm so hooked and can't wait for the album version. This song is not so heavy but it's still a stylish song. I'm in love in this song when I watched the pv. The lyric is so romantic and it's worth 5/5.

Eraser

Another pop ballad song. I don't like this song because it's a boring song. Rating 2/5.

Blue Planet

This is a B-side single for Number six. but it's only available for online download. This version is different than the previous version with the improved vocal. I like this song but I seriously can't catch up with his english. His english is the worst in this song. This song deserves 4/5 scales.

Cradle to [Alpha]

This is not a song. It's only just an instrumental song but it's so stylish and I'm totally in love with this instrumental. Rating 5/5.

Overall, I think this album is worth a buy because most of the songs are great. Shou's vocal has improved a lot since their last album but if you're expecting the old alice nine. song, this album is definitely not for you. If you're listening to alice nine. for the first time, this album will be a good start for you.

Here's Cosmic World pv




Blue Planet pv

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

alice nine. - tsubasa single review

This single is not included in their latest album, Alpha. It's available in 3 types: Type A, Type B and Type C. For this review, I'll be focusing on Type A which is CD+DVD that has tsubasa pv. Type B is also CD+DVD but has ruri no ame pv and TYpe C is CD with extra track, Follow Me.



Tracklist:


  1. Tsubasa
  2. Ruri no ame

DVD

  1. Tsubasa pv

Comment:

Tsubasa

I really love the song because the music is so stylish. It's not too heavy and it's not too slow so I must say that it's a great song. It may not be similar to old alice nine. song but this song is quite refreshing.

Ruri no ame

This is a ballad song and I'm not so addicted to it but I believe some of you may love this song more than tsubasa. This song doesn't have guitar solo part but it still a good song. I don't have anything much to say about this song since I don't really like this song.

Overall, if you're expecting this single is just like the old alice nine. song, you might be wrong. But still, it's a great single and most of alice nine. song (old and new) are less heavier than Gazette's songs so if you've never listened to alice nine. before, this single is a must buy.

Here's tsubasa pv




Ruri no ame pv

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Kagrra, - Core album review

Before I start with the review, I would like to tell you that all of the title I've written in every post will be in romanji in case you need to refer to the title. Some of the OHPs do provide romanji for the tracklist but mostly don't so I hope my review will help you with the tracklist. Another thing that I need to tell you is that most of the cds and dvds that I bought are the first press and limited edition so all of my descriptions are based on the limited edition version unless otherwise stated.




This is Kagrra's latest album which was released on January 9. The first press for the cd comes with a free sticker.




Tracklist:

  1. Irodori no sanka
  2. Ujyou
  3. Shigatsu tsuitachi
  4. Guilty
  5. Boukyaku no hate no kogoeta kodoku
  6. Sai
  7. Kaze no kioku
  8. Kamikaze
  9. Yuki koi uta
  10. Shin. Hyakyakou

DVD

  1. Irodori no sanka pv

Comment:

Irodori no sanka

The song starts with the accoustic guitar and then all of the instruments come in.It's a beautiful song and I think it's a wise move to put this song as an opening song fo this album.

Ujyou

This song has a poppish intro and during the chorus it turns out to be a fast pace. I should say that it's a nice song. I can't really express correctly about this song.

Shigatsu tsutaichi

Another poppish song but it's not the typical pop song. It's a very pleasant to listen to.

Guilty

The song starts with the slightly heavy guitar riff but that's all about it. It's a fast beat song and I really like the chorus part the most.

Boukyaku no hate no kogoeta kodoku

I like this song the most. When I heard this song for the first time, it makes me imagined myself in a romantic situation. The music is so sweet yet melodious so that's the reason why the song turned out to be really romantic.I can't really describe how romantic this song is until you take a listen at it.

Sai

The song starts with the traditional music element so it reminds me of festival. It's still a good song with a pleasant melody.

Kaze no kioku

Another slow yet pretty melody song. I didn't have anything much to say about this.

Kamikaze

From the title, you can guess what sort of melody this song has. I don't really like this song because I find this song is funny. Don't kill me just because I don't like this song.

Yuki koi uta

Another slow song. It's still a nice song regardless of the slow melody.

Shin. Hyakyako

The last song and the song that I don't like the most because it sounds like enka song so I'm not enjoying this song. It feels so traditional. I love how Kagrra, is mixing traditional elements into modern music but somehow I find this song rather boring.

Overall, even though most of the songs are slow but this is the Kagrra style and their trademark is traditional elements blend into modern music besides their traditional clothes. This band may not be appealing to you if you're more on music like Gazette but I find their music is quite pleasant and soothing. If you don't like heavy music and just want something pleasant in your ear, this album is for you.

Here's Irodori no sanka pv



Monday, March 17, 2008

Gazette - Guren Optical Impression single review

This is my first post and I would like to share with you my most favourite band, Gazette. Since the single has 2 versions, Optical Impression (cd+dvd) and Auditory Impression (cd + extra track) so I'll be reviewing the Optical Impression. For those who live in the dark, this song is used for the GemCerey cm which is starred by the band members. GemCerey is a jewellery brand and the jewelleries they worn in the cm were also designed by them.





Tracklist:


  1. Guren
  2. Kugutsu E

DVD

  1. Guren pv

Comment:

Guren

I love this song when I heard this song in the cm. This song reminds me of kagrra, songs but it doesn't have a strong resemblance with Kagrra, but if you never heard Gazette before, you should give this song a try.

Kugutsu E

This is a heavy song compared to Guren. Some of you may love this song more than Guren because of the hardcore feeling but it's still pleasant to listen.

Overall, the single is worth your money if you're planning to purchase the single.

Here's the Guren pv:




The GemCerey cm



Hope you enjoy the song ^^