Lie Light&Lost Sky
Hikari ni Furu Ame ~Strings Version~
Ficticious Theory (BONUS TRACK)
So just like the previous mini-album, actuality opens things up with an interesting piano segment. I do like that Riku has a small speaking part with the opening and it does build up more and more getting louder and adding synths and ends with piano again
2. Lie Light&Lost Sky
Wow, I did not mind that opening for the first new track because it actually didn’t sound so drastic. It starts with a pretty piano and strings opening with some female speaking the title. Once Riku comes in and opens up the song, the band also enters finally and while it’s hard and gritty, it’s not dark and continues to show the airy feel. It’s prolly their goodbye song and I think they brought it out quite nicely.
3. Hikari ni Furu Ame ~Strings Version~
So we get a strings version of a track from their 2nd single, “NEVER REBELLION” and it has been quite a while since we really had a new version of the song and I kind of like this tune. The strings and overall majestic feel really gave the song a new breath of life and Riku as well sound really great. Though I still much prefer “Gensoukyoku ~Eternal Silence~ as the perfect ballad.
4. Fictitious Theory
After two 7 minute long songs, as a bonus track we get a 5 minute one and it’s one that really twists the mini-album. The songs were all relatively soothing songs from the band and lighter than what they usually put out but with Fictitious Theory they went loud and fast for the song, but there’s still that synthy undertone going as well. Riku’s vocals are filtered so much that it’s so difficult to hear what he’s exactly singing…Still it was a boost of energy and ended off with a bang.
Now I’m sure this is the last thing the band is releasing throughout this revival shindig. actuality was a nice final mini-album from the group and while that bonus track, Fictitious Theory was rather surprising and kind of unfit for the mini-album the other songs were nice and smooth. So long and goodbye Phantasmagoria xD (or is it???)