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Momoiro Clover Z – “Z” no Chikai January 15, 2016

Filed under: Momoiro Clover Z — solarblade @ 4:57 am

znochikai

Track Listing

  1. “Z” no Chikai
  2. Romantic Kongaragatteru
  3. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA (Limited only)
  4. “Z” no Chikai (off vocal ver.)
  5. Romantic Kongaragatteru (off vocal ver.)
  6. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA (off vocal ver.)

1. “Z” no Chikai

I was wondering where the crazy Momoclo went and “Z” no Chikai brings it back at full force.  Being a harder hitting rock song (even more than their mix-up with KISS).  The arrangement just has a powerful arrangement with hard guitars and later on, some shakuhachis thrown into the arrangement.  To some it could be a little messy and the overabundance of the cute vocals might throw a wedge into listening to the entire thing, but I thought it was a great track and the fact it was a love letter to the Dragonball series makes it that much better!

2. Romantic Kongaragatteru

Keeping with the theme of the single, I was a bit confused with the intro being a mix of Japanese sounds and R&B.  As it turns out though, the song kind of becomes this kind of cutesy, but catchy song and the arrangement sounds like it could be used in DBZ (for the more slower moments and where drama isn’t happening).  The R&B elements though are a bit strange, but it does give the group a better time to show off some nicer vocals beyond the squeaks.  Fun song and is definitely one of the more weirder songs out there.

3. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA

Seems like whenever an artist does a theme for the DBZ series, it ends up that at least ONE song is for this one OR “Romantic Ageru yo”.  Now, I love the original and FLOW’s cover it was pretty awesome, but I wasn’t expecting Momoiro Clover Z to step up to the plate for their own version.  I was expecting to be worse, but honestly, they stayed faithful to it and while the chorus isn’t the strong point, it’s still pretty neat.

 

 

Closing out their 3rd & 4th (Yes, their next releases is a dual album “AMARANTHUS” and “Hakkin no Yoake”), “Z” no Chikai closed the era off in a pretty heavy way!  The leading track was not what I was expecting for a DBZ track, but I thought it was edgy and good comeback after “Seishunfu”.  Romantic Kongaragatteru and CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA weren’t bad either…if I had to say…this was probably my favorite of the 5 singles representing the upcoming albums!

 

 

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