Kurayami Monogatari

Would love a comment every so often <<

Do As Infinity – Do As Infinity X October 18, 2012

Filed under: Do As Infinity — solarblade @ 6:38 am

Track Listing

  1. Yoake wa Chikai
  2. Tokyo Anettai
  3. Work!
  4. Renge
  5. mannequin
  6. Copernicus
  7. Right now
  8. Soudensen
  9. Mata Ashita mo Sukoshi Dake Ganbarou to Omou
  10. ROCK DAYZ

1. Yoake wo Chikai

The album opens up quickly with the first track, Yoake wo Chikai which at first to me from the introduction would’ve fit somewhere else on the album because it’s so sudden.  However, the song quickly makes up for the odd intro with a rather strong and powerful sound from both Van and Ryo.  It’s definitely your normal, but great DAI song and kicks things off on a good note.

2. Tokyo Anettai

Then we get the edgier DAI rock track with Tokyo Anettai and I quickly fell in love with the riffs coming from Ryo and the bassist of the song.  Van really gives a pretty epic performance as well giving out a lot of attitude and power.  Not as furious as “Ariadne no Ito” but I can easily get behind this and rock out to it!  Great track!

3. Work!

I can hear a little bit of synths in our next track, but I’m good with it since it’s not on the major emphasis unlike the bass which is very prominent (which I’m a sucker for).  I’m slightly disappointed that the song doesn’t grow out of the mid-tempo vibe, but even with the slight mess, the song is funky and is one of the more unique offerings on the album.

4. Renge

It seems that we worked our way down to Renge which is our first ballad from the album.  It kind of harkens back to those anime ending themes which is a really nice thing for DAI to pull off.  Van’s vocals are sweet and light, but has a lot of strength behind it too which makes this song oh so better for me.  I ended up loving this song and the intricacies of it all, one of my favorite songs from the album.

5. mannequin

Even though they kept the strings for this track as well, mannequin is more like that mid-tempo feel-good track.  A little odd for DAI to pull off, but the song is sweet and has quite a bit of charm about it.  I even enjoyed Ryo’s solo in the song…different but not bad at all!

6. Copernicus

I kind of like Copernicus since it’s so raw and so fun to listen to.  It’s definitely the fun but energetic track DAI needed at this point in the album.  It does kind of have a certain “EIGHT” glow to it that I really seem to revel in the nostalgia.  I actually enjoyed this quite a bit!

7. Right now

I’m starting to see that DAI is just having fun with this album and it shows especially with Right now which is pretty much the epitome of that feeling.  It’s light and bouncy and Van is clearly just having a grand ole time with the song…I do wish the song was slightly faster, but I’m content with this track for sure.

8. Soudensen

Then we slow back down again with Soudensen which has some bongos and acoustic guitar thrown in to add some color to the track.  Sadly, the track doesn’t quite grasp my interests as good as “Renge” did.  Actually, I’m quite bored with this track for some reason.  There just isn’t a lot going for it and even Van is showing a little of the boredom here too…not the same kind of passion like the aforementioned track had.

9. Mata Ashita mo Sukoshi Dake Ganbarou to Omou

Wow the album has all these short titled tracks and then BAM, long title and the only one too hahaha.  I felt so strongly about this song because it has album ending qualities.  Being after “Soudensen” works because acoustic guitar is at the forefront so it works.  I’d say this is pretty average, but on the positive side of it…just isn’t as awesome as previous tracks.

10. ROCK DAYZ

So to tie all of this X schtick, ROCK DAYZ closes the album out with a fair ending so to speak.  It sounds like a couple of their older tracks but it suits them perfectly so hearing this is a good thing.  I still would’ve preferred to see the previous track as the ending, but this is all right.

Tracks Recommended

  • Renge
  • Tokyo Anettai
  • Copernicus
  • Right now

Song of Avoidance

  • Soudensen

Breaking off their Shiritori game for their 10th album, Do As Infinity X is a strange release for them because like I said above, breaks the game they’ve been utilizing ever since their debut…and it’s the first album with no lead-in singles.  DAIX is at least better than “TIME MACHINE” since most of the songs are likeable, but with a couple great songs, it doesn’t surpass “ETERNAL FLAME”.  At least they’re working it back up…but wow short album too…

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s