Sel'm's drummer posted an official message on their OHP today stating that Tora (Vo.) and Nagi (Gu.) have decided to leave the band. They will play the one-man on April 17th and then will depart from the band.
The scenes shown in this PV are from Enishi featuring the members from Ayabie.
And what the hell is going on at 00:58-1:00, I need to see the rest of that scene! Sorry, I'm a big Yaoi fan and if I'm not mistaken there is some definite BL going on there!
The song of course is decent too.
I really try to listen to all of the new releases before I post about them and since UVERworld has a new single entitled MONDO PIECE that is to be released on the 23rd of March, I wanted to check this out.
I haven't really listened to a lot of UVERworld but I like this song, it is extremely pretty.
Misery- When I think of the PV preview for Misery, well........ I never would have that this would be the introduction, especially since the rest of the song is completely void of it. I thoroughly enjoy this song though, the guitar riff is extremely catchy and rolls right along with chorus.I particularly love the guitar from 2:15 to 2:44, and I think we've all established by now my love for Kiyoharu. I really like this song, however, I wish this song were longer.
Glory Hole- So, not being a porn expert, I hope I'm right in saying that this song title has a pretty sexual connotation. Now, please correct if I'm wrong but that is the only defintion that I know for Glory Hole. Moving past that, this is actually a very good song, my second favorite on this single. The high guitar riff is pretty awesome and sounds great with the bass line. Also, there are a surprising amount of synth. effects in this song, infact the majority you can just barely hear since they fit so well with the instrumentals. Also, the rythm is pretty bangin'.......haha no pun intended. Seriously though Glory Hole's only downfall is that it's not even three minutes long.
Paraphilia- Honestly this is my least favorite song, not that it is a bad song, but I can't stand the underlying electronic effect. If a strobe light made a sound that would be it, and it would give you a headache and make you sick. I do like the song itself however, the chorus is decent, and it has good beat. I do think that the song sounds slightly commonplace after Misery and Glory Hole, and also seems a bit overpowered. So, like I said not my favorite song.
I only have two reasons for marking this single down. First, I don't think the songs are long enough, and second because I'm not really in like with Paraphilia, it kind of gives me a headache.
overHORIZON- Honestly, I've loved this song since I first saw the PV preview, which I'd like to point out still has not been fully released, what's up with that? I really like the synth. going on here and the guitar playing is excellent, especially during the solo. I love Daiki's voice, it flows so well with the song and I adore the chorus to this song.
SOUL OF LIBERTY- While I don't particularly love this song, I can't deny that it is done very well. And again the guitar playing..... I love it, I'm a HUGE sucker for a good guitar solo. My least favorite part of this song is.....actually nevermind, I've decided that I like it after all, what can I say sometimes I'm fickle. P.S. Daiki, I love your vocals, they have so much inflection and character.
starlight- I really like this opening riff and the way the drumline brings you right into the main flow of the song. Starlight is a song that has great rythm, especially pre-chorus, and because of that the drumline is really solid and apparent. I also enjoy the small piano bit from 2:53 to 3:10, I would have liked to hear more of this incorporated into the song. Oh! I am in completely in love with the guitar play out ending! Gorgeous!
brave- Yay! I love a decent length intro. The instrumentals in this song are excellent! The best on this single by far. The bass and drums are great and this guitar player......Damn! Show I'm in love with you! Check out: 3:05 to 3:27. Truly awesome!
I'd really like to say, I'm surprised that LOST ASH doesn't have more of a following. They're pretty fuckin' great!
dogmanism- I'm not normally a big fan of album "opening" songs, but this interesting. To be honest I think they went in the wrong direction by not making this a full track. Two more minutes of dogmanism would have been awesome!
SIX DAMIAN- I like that this song is opened with the bass, I don't hear that often. I'm not quite sure what they're yelling over and over in the first verse, I like it, but would someone be interested in enlightening me? The overlapping vocals from 2:11 to 2:28, well done! SIX DAMIAN is a great song, it ends too soon though, another minute could have easily been added on to this.
RED DESIRE- I love the main riff in this song......I mean LOVE! and I appreciate that there are some elctronics incorporated into this and throughout the song. I find this song extremely enjoyable, it is super catchy. I adore the chorus, I can't get enough of this whole song honestly. Judging from the first PV preview I saw, I really did not expect to enjoy RED DESIRE this much. But as my brother would say, this is beast!
natsume zakuro- I'm not really sure where to start with this one..........this song is pretty bitchin'. My favorite part of this song is without a doubt the first 20 seconds, and there are a lot of different aspects throughout natsume zakuro that make it unbelievably intriguing. The vocals, ranging from high-pitched and girl-like to low and scratchy, and of course throwing in Born's infamous almost chanting yells/screams, are all superb! The guitar here also is fantasic, but it is almost as if you have to listen really closely in order to actually follow the guitar line. I can't complain though, everything is done so well.
gurou- I love the chorus and the guitar riff in this is fantastic, too bad it is barely audible because it is underlying to everything else. Actually the guitar playing in general is......well there are some awesome licks during this song, check out 2:15 to 2:28, that is seriously skilled. Fuck! I love this, I really do. I think this might be my favorite song on this mini-album or at least a close second to natsume zakuro.
Dammit!!!!- This doesn't really strike me as a song that should be called Dammit!!!! From the title I suppose I was expecting something a little more aggressive. Or all around agressive, something more like Mosaic [Black Theory Mania] I guess is what I was expecting. Anyway, I do thoroughly enjoy this song! Born is one of the only bands that I can actually say I look forward to hearing them scream during a song.
Dazzling Mob- I like this too! Great punching guitar opening and rythm, slightly speed metal-esque. I think I've mentioned this before but I'm a sucker for whispered vocals, so I love that aspect of this song. Also, the yelling bits that Born is so fond of, are once again awesome! I'm not sure what else to say, this whole song is great, enough said.
Damn! Well....ummmmm.....I don't have anything bad to say about this mini-album.......except that a few of these songs are too short. None of these songs even remotely suck, and thus there should be longer versions of them. Born is fuckin' tops, man! I actually think this whole album might be going in my favorites list. I really like Born more and more every time I hear them. This deserves some major kudos so........I don't know.......perhaps a round of applause is in order?
Truthfully, not a big MoNoLith fan but I'm really into this......this is much better than some of the other songs I've heard. I believe 白夜 means White Night, forgive me if my translation is off, which will be released on the 6th of April and will include three other tracks.
Finally!!!! I almost forgot about this movie, I heard about it like what....two years ago. Apparently it has already been shown at a bunch of movie festivals since December 2010, it just hasn't been released in theaters or on DVD yet. But I've read a lot of great reviews especially about Gackt. It actually looks pretty good, but honestly, probably like half the people who are going to see this movie, the real reason I want to see it is Gackt.
Credit: MasaReturns, Thanks for posting this!!
And this is Part 1 & 2 of the Bunraku Q&A session held in Toronto back in September, 2010. It is weird hearing Gackt speak in English. So cute!!
LOTUS- I honestly really like this. The flow is really smooth but at the same time the music itself it really edgy and raw sounding. I very much enjoy Kyo voice here, he keeps a very nice handle on it. It is on a higher pitch than normal without really going falsetto, through the majority of the song that is, he does actually hit a falsetto at 2:40-2:46 (and I must say it is extremely nice). I know this is already a four minute song but I wish it were longer. The only downfall to this song is the ending, it just kind of stops abruptly at the end of a verse, where it could have finished off with some instrumentals or at least a fade off of the chorus.
Obscure- I'm guessing this is a re-made version of Obscure. And I actually really like both versions but I think I might like listening the original slightly more. Though I'm unable to do so when watching the PV, if you've seen it I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
Reiketsu Naribseu [live]- It is hard to believe that this is reallly a live, if it weren't for the fact that I can occasionally hear the fans, I wouldn't. It is nice to hear the music take precedence in a recorded live rather than the screaming fans. Well done.
Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its first round of Japanese Guests of Honor today. Japanese visual kei band girugamesh will be performing at Anime Boston 2011, at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston Mass. on April 22-24th.