Hagane no Yoroi Matou, Sanbyaku no Daishisai
Hagane no Yoroi Matou, Sanbyaku no Daishisai (off Vocal)
Gunjou Valencia (off Vocal)
1. Hagane no Yoroi Matou, Sanbyaku no Daishisai
What a pretty cool opening we have for the A-side here with all that piano and then leading to this very heavy and energetic rock track! I thought it was going to last through the song but it calms itself down once Yui enters the song who sounds pretty damn good in the track. I don’t think it’s as memorable as something like “Preghiera no Tsukiyo ni”, but this is eventful and flows so fiercely. It just rocked my socks off!
2. Gunjou Valencia
The B-side of the single is once again a ballad from Yui and once again I’m slightly tricked to think the song was going to be a gothic-y ballad as with that intro, but the track kind of seems to go in a different direction. It still is a darker ballad, but not as creepy as I thought it would be I felt that Yui actually performed this a lot smoother than in the leading track which is pretty good! Even the guitar solo wasa nice touch lol.
So another PHANTASM era from Yui? I approve of that lol. Hagane no Yoroi Matou… is a pretty solid single for the most part. Nothing really bad about the single, but neither songs reach the level of previous PHANTASM songs. So I can only hope things get better as she continues on!