After that minor setback with “Lacrimosa” they actually tried to do folk again with storia and they finally got it right adding a sense of an epic sound as well. All three girls do get their fair share of solos which is sweet enough and the songs mystic sound works with their vocals. Well, maybe not KEIKO’s becuase it’s kind of nasally here, but WAKANA and Hikaru are quite nice. They definitely still have it.
If you think it couldn’t get any better, it did. lirica is one mysterious song from the ladies with haunting plucked strings and an undertone of electric guitar to make things sound darker. Opera vocals and darker songs are always great and Yuki struck gold again with this. The best part is the middle where they are quiet and gradually build up the suspense in the song. I have to say, this easily should’ve been an A-side more than “storia”
Holy shit…Kalafina is definitely not losing any steam. After “Lacrimosa”, Maya was officially out of the group which left us with a trio of amazing sounding ladies. I was worried where would they go next, but with this single they are still strong as ever. storia basically fixed the problems that “Lacrimosa” has and built upon that while lirica was surprisingly bone-chilling and almost as perfect as “sprinter”….*RECOMMENDED*