Love will be born again (Japanese Version)
THE RED CARPET DAY
Versailles has always been dramatic with their songs and ROSE isn’t any different from their past releases. A lot of heavy riffs and percussion alongside Kamijo’s vocals which still sound very powerful to listen to which is pretty sweet! I mean it’s nothing extremely new to the band but I found it very heavy and exciting to hear from them.
Moving into the B-sides of the single, ayakashi has more of a Onmyo-za kind of sound to it which is enticing to hear from the band since there’s flutes present and all that! It’s just as hard-hitting as “ROSE” but this has a little more flair. Nothing more to really say about this song itself but it’s a good track!
3. Love will be born again (Japanese Version)
What I was most excited about on this single however was this song which was originally my favorite track off their last album, “Holy Grail”. One of the thing I did say was weird was Kamijo’s English in the song but now we get one in their native tongue and I love it even more than normal! It’s moving and then it explodes into this great rock ballad…ahhhh I love it!
4. THE RED CARPET DAY
Closing the single out is the hardest track on the single with THE RED CARPET DAY. I was surprised at how fast and hard it sounds with pipe organ playing some of the tune as well. I usually don’t go for these songs because the amount of percussion can be a problem but it didn’t seem to phase me much since Kamijo’s vocals were cool and stood out in the instrumentation. The chanting section did also get a little bit annoying but otherwise it’s another good track.
Good to see Versailles back to release a new single with ROSE and it turned out well for the most part. The new version of Love will be born again was the stand-out song but the fact it is an older song is a little surprising that it turned out the best. The three other tracks were pretty much your normal Versailles sounds with THE RED CARPET DAY is hard to enjoy. Still, good release overall.