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ANGERME – Desugita Kui wa Utarenai/Dondengaeshi/Watashi November 9, 2015

Filed under: S/mileage — solarblade @ 5:21 pm

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Track Listing

  1. Desugita Kui wa Utarenai
  2. Dondengaeshi
  3. Watashi
  4. Desugita Kui wa Utarenai (Instrumental)
  5. Dondengaeshi (Instrumental)
  6. Watashi (Instrumental)

1. Desugita Kui wa Utarenai

I kind of chuckled when the song opened up with that horror fanfare line, but things really jump off the cliff.  The tune is definitely a shift in sound for the group taking a more speed rock kind of arrangement (partially because some of the song was worked on by Yuki Uozumi (a member of Reina Tanaka’s band Lovendor).  It makes sense since the song is just metal enough to raise some eyebrows.  To be honest though, while I do like the song mostly, the chorus with the speeding drums bothers me…just a bit too messy for my liking.  Though the group is just powerful and definitely kept up with the furious arrangement.

2. Dondengaeshi

If I thought “Desugita Kui wa Utarenai” was too chaotic, then Dondengaeshi is the controlled chaos.  Actually, it does come off slightly as an anison song, but I’m really enjoying the arrangement and the girls once again are really powerful sounding (a little less shouty than in the previous track).  Likewise, this song just punches you in the face with the guitarwork and heavy drumming, but I definitely felt like this was more cohesive as a track overall.  Definitely a badass track!

3. Watashi

After two rock songs, Watashi is a bit out of place and strange to be on this single.  HOWEVER, this song is solo song for Kanon Fukuda who’s graduating at the end of the month.  The kind of dance-pop arrangement is pretty nice sounding and does make some nods to dubstep as well (luckily it doesn’t come to the forefront.  Nyon sounds like what she was when she first joined S/mileage actually (squeaky and cutesy).  It’s good enough graduation song, but sticks out in a weird way being put next to two rock/metal songs.

As the 3rd ANGERME single, I thought this single is kind of good, but not as good as their last two singles.  Desugita Kui wa Utarenai is good, but it’s definitely way too chaotic for me to fully enjoy whereas Dondengaeshi fixed it right up and that made it my favorite song from the single.  While there’s not a lot of time for Nyon to perform Watashi, it’s a cute graduation song (a lot more better than Sayumi’s “Shabadaboo~”).  Still with this single out, we have to now wait for Nyon’s graduation and the impending addition of 4th Gen (if it’s going to happen)…

 

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