Natsueku ###[Dream Express Renketsu NUTS BANG!!!]###
Rock Climbers -Instrumental-
1. Rock Climbers
To me, Rock Climbers sounds a lot like a lot of their stuff released in the “#5” era which could be good since they’ve haven’t sounded as strong as they have hear! Actually with the use of synths, I actually get more of a “MICROCOSM” sound here. Since I’m hearing a lot more KOHSHI here, I was expecting some raps here and there but there really isn’t much in that sense. I kind of enjoyed the song and is probably my favorite of the singles released in the era (not counting the SIAM SHADE cover).
At first I was kind of groaning because I thought it was just going to be a chant from “Rock Climbers” not a full track (I’ll tell you my worries down below). I was happy though with what we got with Chant and it stays true to its name by having some chanting parts like all that ~whoaaaaaing~. Still having KOHSHI be the main singer and KEIGO acting as backup, it’s kind of meh and the song kind of has this typical sound from them but it’s a fitting B-side for sure!
3. Natsueku ###[Dream Express Renketsu NUTS BANG!!!]###
I really don’t know what’s with Natsueku IMO because I see “Dream Express” and I think of their second major single and “NUTS BANG!!!” was their summer themed mini-album back in 2009. However, it doesn’t sound like it’s a medley nor does it sound summery either. I kind of like the energy of the song because both main singers take charge and kind of slide in between rapping and singing…it’s pretty awesome!
As the recut single for the album that’s being released simultaneously, “BLACK & WHITE”, Rock Climbers is an alright single, filled up nicely while not being a waste of a disc with two tracks that are only on the single. Like I said, of the singles released in the era (sans the cover), Rock Climbers is my favorite of the three A-sides that are going to be on the album. There’s just something about FLOW using synths that seem right. Fans of the older FLOW might find solace in both Chant and Natsueku…as their are more powered with guitars and has the cool yet edgy vibe from the band…Still that cover art…that’s pretty bad…