Hamushi -Nankotsu Shiki-
Well, the title is a bit disturbing, Chimame = Blood Blister……ewww. It sounds very grungy, if you know what I mean. She eventually gathers momentum in the song, though her voice is very all over the place, and definitly doesn’t fit in a song like this. I like her commitment in the song. Then she starts to echo out in the song, actually it sounds pretty good there. The music is so dirty and dark it’s pretty frightening really.
Does she scream at the beginning, well def took me by surprise. She sounds like her voice is digitized which also shocks me. The chorus is very catchy. I like the guitar riffs. The chorus is where the songs shine the most, adding in the ghostly sounds in the back really puts a mood in. Then she starts singing simultaneously with the guitar….very freaky and the end, OMG what was that?
We enter Kana’s depressing song. She sounds like she’s crying in the song, the first long note she hit, she scratches, and again at the long notes. I’m surprised to find an Acoustic Guitar playing mostly in this sad song. Still, it doesn’t really save the song. I found myself hating Kana staying on one note and purposely messing up the long notes. Nice try Kana but this “Peach” isn’t good at all.
4. Hamushi -Nankotsu Shiki-
I like the very mysterious beginning. With a booming drum keeping beat, whistling, bugs, Kana ad-libbing? It’s almost calm to hear. I actually like the jungle feeling of the song. Kana sounds like she’s hypnotized by the song too, as she is blabbing along in the song. There’s Acoustic playing in with Kana. Still, it’s pretty much lyrically empty as songs go.
Kana, this single was half/half for me, Hone and Hamushi are definitly cool song in their rights. Both really put moods for me, which easily gets a point for me. Chimame was alright, but it’s not as great as “Hebi-Ichigo”. and Momo…..ugh….I can’t believe that it made the album. Sucks!