- Akatsuki Tsukiyo – DAY BREAKERS-
- Akatsuki Tsukiyo -DAY BREAKERS- (Orchestra Ver.)
- Akatsuki Tsukiyo -DAY BREAKERS- (-Instruments-)
- Akatsuki Tsukiyo -DAY BREAKERS- (Orchestra Ver. -Instruments-)
1. Akatsuki Tsukiyo -DAY BREAKERS-
Man GACKT sure knows how to do ballads huh? Yup, DAY BREAKERS is a rather haunting ballad with a powerful rock chorus and GACKT sounds just so good here. While there’s a lot of songs that he’s been pulling off in a similar light, this one stuck out for me in the best ways. There’s a lot of things that are similar to “Setsugekka” and “ZAN”. I think it actually might tie-in with the songs due to how similar the art covers are in some ways too. Very cool song and very dramatic too!
2. Akatsuki Tsukiyo -DAY BREAKERS- (Orchestra Ver.)
Well if you can observe then yes, the song’s arrangement changed dramatically and instead of the powerful rock elements of the original, it has a STRONG orchestral backing and it made the song even more dramatic and powerful (especially the way the song ebbs and flows between verses and chorus). Even GACKT sounds a lot more powerful too…wow!
So GACKT managed to release another single in 2014 (where’s that album?) and DAY BREAKERS is a pretty strong single despite being the lone track with no actual B-side. The main version is powerful and sits with some of the more grand ballads he’s done. I still thin the orchestral version is much better though. Can’t wait to see what’s next.