Page name: Whiskers Reviews VULGAR [Logged in view] [RSS]
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2006-08-24 23:49:42
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Besides six Ugly, this was Dir en grey's first venture into the American rock genre (whereas GAUZE and MACABRE were still more pop, and Kisou . . . well, I'm still trying to forget that album), and they managed to pull it off very well.
This album has it all: Fast paced songs like THE IIID EMPIRE and OBSCURE, slower songs like RED...[em] and SAJOU NO UTA, and just fun songs like Child prey and ASUNAKI KOUFUKU, KOENAKI ASU.
This album seems to come in layers: The first four tracks are fast rock songs, the fifth and sixth are slower songs, the next three are fun to listen to, and all of them from there (excluding AMBER) are faster-set songs once again.
Kyo's voice is simply amazing in this album: From screeching in songs like audience KILLER LOOP to singing melodically in KASUMI, you can clearly see how far he's come in terms of a singer within the past few years.
Also, the actual lyrics are darker and more mysterious (ie. INCREASE BLUE, AMBER, and Child prey).
However, the album does have two setbacks that I like to call MARMALADE CHAINSAW and NEW AGE CULTURE. MARMALADE is just plain annoying and CULTURE is too fast and impossible to pick-up on. Also, I would have preferred it if the song R TO THE CORE was longer.
I would pick this up if you want to get into Dir en grey, or if you're already a fan and need to get into this band somehow.


MY RATING: 4 out of 5

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2006-09-26 [Tyrant Calhoun]: Aww..I like Pink Killer and Marmalade Chainsaw...

2006-09-27 [Whiskers]: Pink Killer isn't on VULGAR . . .

2006-09-28 [Tyrant Calhoun]: I knew that already..but you mentioned on the Kisou page that you didn't like Pink Killer, so I just mentioned it here along with Marmalade Chainsaw after I read that you didn't like that song either..

2006-09-30 [Whiskers]: Pink Killer is just blatantly annoying. And MARMALADE CHAINSAW is too much like a wanna-be metal version of it.

2006-10-04 [Tyrant Calhoun]: Yes yes..I understand that you think they're annoying, but still. I rather like them^_^ Ahh, oh well. To each their own. (Expecially in their like of Dir En Grey songs)

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