Snow White ~Another gift~
what is Going On with The Human (Regular Edition only)
Night-ship “D” (Live) (Limited Edition A only)
Yami Yori Kurai Doukoku no A Cappella to Bara Yori Akai Jounetsu no Aria (Live) (Limited Edition B only)
SIGNAL (Live) (Limited Edition B only)
Snow White (Voiceless)
1. Snow White
Unlike the previous two singles released in the era, Snow White is a drastic change from the band’s hard rock start by going into ballad mode. Piano and strings make this quite a moving piece and ASAGI seriously sounds powerful and just strong to listen to. I was wondering where the rest of the band was throughout the track, but they come in around the halfway point. A very beautiful ballad and it saddens me the band hasn’t done one since (well for an A-side).
2. Snow White ~Another gift~
On all editions, Snow White gets a facelift and turns into an upbeat song. Using the same lyrics but in different directions make sense because I couldn’t imagine using the beginning of the original in this way. I love that the band took the song into a more brighter state and it does remind me of “Day by Day” in how upbeat it is. Of course ASAGI sounds great and kicked the song up a notch, but I still prefer the original!
3. what is Going On with The Human
Of course I’ve already reviewed the B-sides before on their most recent album, “VAMPIRE SAGA” so it’s not surprising I’d end up listening to them once again. I am a little surprised by the fact that after a ballad and a bright and lively edit we get something hard and dark from the band. Then again, it isn’t D without one song being heavy right? ASAGI goes back into his deep tones and gives this edgy song some creepy ass vibes but I like it. Even better is when the chorus lightens up as well as ASAGI.
4. Night-ship “D” (Live)
The next three songs are live versions of songs they did in their indies days so I haven’t heard the original takes. D live is pretty awesome because they keep such a hard edge and with Night-ship “D”, it’s pretty damn impressive and ASAGI does an amazing job singing live too. I also love Ruiza as well since he’s pretty awesome with his guitar-work. AWESOME SONG!
5. Yami Yori Kurai Doukoku no A Cappella to Bara Yori Akai Jounetsu no Aria (Live)
Hearing ASAGI announce the song’s title in such a speed is WOW. Anyways, this I know a little about since this is their 3rd A-side released as a band. It shows that the band was trying to be hard and pounding with this song, but at the same time I feel kind of annoyed in the first verse since it was messy and not together. Then again ASAGI yells here too…kind of annoying really.
6. SIGNAL (Live)
At least D lightens up with the third and final live track on the single. SIGNAL is something I dig since it’s progressive and the upbeat and bright side returns and they just sound great as a unit. Even other members get to sing too and I was happy that it wasn’t just grunts and stuff. Great song as well!
Closing the “Genetic World” era, Snow White was a definite surprise from the band who was still shifting into a major label. For the band to release a ballad as their third single is ballsy but pretty awesome at the same time since I really liked the song. The other version of the song was pretty good and took the song to a different side for them. what is Going On with The Human is typical D of course but pretty good and 2 of the 3 lives were pretty strong as well. Jam-packed single, but good for the most part.