1. BLADE CHORD
Definitly a pretty epic way to start with sounds you’d hear when you see a samurai hence the cover. Takanori is once again the driving force with the song and everyone playing as strong as powerful. There’s a little rapping section that covers the bridge and that pumped me up. Still carrying the fuel from the last album, it’s pretty good for an A-side!
2. Desert Rose
Am I supposed to remember this track? I mean it’s alright but it just isn’t as mind-numbing as “BLADE CHORD”. It’s basically in English and has some pretty depressing lyrics. ~I’m a criminal~. Sadly, Takanori and his vibrato disrupt the pronunciation of some words and got me lost. Try to make sense next time
So the new era starts off with a bang as BLADE CHORD represented to power this band can take while the B-side shows off that the lyrics are pretty important as well. As I’m reviewing this, I’m thinking where the hell did they go they haven’t released anything since except a live DVD which didn’t include an new material. So I’m waiting for their return.