Ai no Dangan
Ai no Dangan (Instrumental)
1. Ai no Dangan
I’m not the least surprised that Ai no Dangan sets the group back a couple of singles that had the synth+rock combination. I actually kind of enjoyed this song quite a bit since there’s energy from the group and all the members had solos which was also a plus here. It’s actually great to have Saki, Maasa, and Chinami have actual strong solo lines more or less heard through the chorus! Pretty kickass song if you ask me….Prolly their best since “Otakebi Boy WAO!” IMO.
As for the B-side, Omoide is actually as good as the A-side if not slightly better than it. I love the sort-of electro sound it has that kind of reminds me of their last A-side “Heroine ni Narou ka!”. I have to admit though that the instrumentation and arranging style makes it sounds like a video game theme. It’s just that good and it seems the distribution to the members is a little more equal here which is pretty good as well.
Berryz starts the 8th era with a pretty strong start! Ai no Dangan and Omoide has a lot of catchy hooks and the arrangements on each are just as memorable. I don’t think there was any problems listening to either single. Great single to start an era!