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Dum Spiro Spero [2CD+DVD+2LP] [Limited Edition]

DIR EN GREY

12000yen
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Release Date August 03, 2011
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Product Details

Catalog No.SFCD-92
JAN/ISBN 4529123000927
Product Type CD
Number of Discs 5
Label/DistributorSony Music Distribution

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Eighth album release from DIR EN GREY featuring tracks "Hageshisa to Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami," "LOTUS," "DIFFERENT SENSE," and more for 14 tracks total. Limited edition includes 2CDs, a DVD, and 2 LPs. *The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.

Description in Japanese

DUM SPIRO SPERO [2CD+DVD+2LP] [完全生産限定盤] / DIR EN GREY

DIR EN GREY8作目のオリジナル・アルバム!! へヴィ・ロックそのものの多様化が進む昨今にあって、このバンド独自の世界観はさらに深みと広がりを増し、ますますカテゴライズ不能なものとなりつつある。そうしたバンドの現在が封じ込められたこの作品は、従来のコア・ファンから絶大な支持を集めるのみならず、ギター・キッズや洋学偏重型の音楽ファンも含め、刺激を求めるすべてのへヴィ・ロック・ファンに受け入れられることでしょう。「激しさとこの胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇」「LOTUS」「DIFFERENT SENSE」といった先行シングルを含む全14曲を収録。 完全生産限定盤には、通常盤と共通ディスクに加え、音源ディスク+映像ディスク+LP2枚入り。

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    Tracklisting

    1
    Kyoukotsu No Nari
    狂骨の鳴り
    2
    THE BLOSSOMING BEELZEBUB
    THE BLOSSOMING BEELZEBUB
    3
    DIFFERENT SENSE
    DIFFERENT SENSE
    4
    AMON
    AMON
    5
    Yokusou Ni DREAMBOX Aruiwa Seijuku No Rinen To Tsumetai Ame
    「欲巣にDREAMBOX」あるいは成熟の理念と冷たい雨
    6
    Juuyoku
    獣慾
    7
    Shitataru Mourou
    滴る朦朧
    8
    LOTUS
    LOTUS
    9
    DIABOLOS
    DIABOLOS
    10
    Akatsuki
    11
    DECAYED CROW
    DECAYED CROW
    12
    Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
    激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇
    13
    VANITAS
    VANITAS
    14
    Ruten No Tou
    流転の塔

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        Customer Reviews

        Beautifully Brutal 5

        Dum Spiro Spero is not only a world class metal album, but the heaviest material Dir en grey has ever released. I'll start by saying; this is the best production Dir en grey has ever released. Everything is perfectly mixed, nothing too high or too low. Every pick, wack, crash, scream, shriek, growl, falsetto, slap, etc. etc. can be heard with ease. I'm glad they took their time to get it right. But the most important thing is the performance. Everyone is five stars here. The solo by Karou in Different Sense and the solo by Die in Vanitas are their greatest solo's ever. They are perfectly perfomed and complex. These are not the mini solos we heard on earlier releases. These are full blown solos with much character and emotion. The bass is so well played. Toshiya does everything he is known for and more. Amon is definitely not the weakest song on the album. There are none. But the bass playing on Amon is why he's my favorite bass player. The drums are so well mixed that this is the best Shinya has ever sounded. Especially listening with headphones his kit sounds monsterous. You can clearly hear his stirkes in one ear and strikes in the other. He's very intense on this album. But the highlight, as always is Kyo. His growls are deeper, his screams higher, his singing cleaner. Kyo now perfectly holds his screams and growls with ease. There's also some choir-esque vocals unheard before, especially on Ruten. As for the bonus material, it's plenty. A great Re-work of Rase, now sounding more live than ever. The symphony over Amon makes it sound beautifully brutal. The unplugged Ruten is very haunting. The demo's are great, especially Kyo's different vocal performance on Akatsuki. And the remixes are very interesting and of high quality. Karou's remix sounds like an outer space version of a Gaga song on shrooms and Kyo's remix sounds like a Mayan human sacrifice. The DVD is great with six music videos in widescreen and interview and in studio-footage. Just wish there were subtitles. The booklet is great with more poems by Kyo and huge two-page layouts of every band memeber. The only reason this record is slightly second to Uroboros is the suprise factor. No one thought after Marrow they would write their masterpiece but they did. With that aside, this album is on even playing field with Uroboros. Dir en grey is writing their best material ever and never disappoint.

        2012/01/20 Craig
        DUM SPIRO SPERO that this release is good. But no more will you have to! 5

        DUM SPIRO SPERO is an extrodinary release just as big, if not bigger, as UROBOROS. I mean it literally because the package is HUGE. It's pretty much the same content as the deluxe edition of UROBOROS: enormous slipcase, vinyl copy with LP slipcase, 2CD + DVD with really cool case, booklet. The artwork in the entire package is amazing and filled with much detail and the booklet looks as if it's telling a story through the pictures. The music is gggggreat! To be honest, I didn't take a liking to it at first as I felt like the album was super experimental yet sounded to similar throughout. But, with more listens it really grew on me. Some songs that stand out are [jukyou] (the guitar solo, my gawd) for its ferocity, [vanitas] for its ability to pull heartstrings, [diabolos] for its emotion and intensity, and [ruten no tou] for Kyo's CRAAZY vocals and exciting finish. The bonus disc is a nice treat as it has unplugged, demo, remixed (one song done by each band member), versions of songs on the album. The DVD was a step up from last time. It has the interview / recording footage, but there's also other kinds of videos such as tour footage (allbeit, overlapped with songs from the CD rather than ACTUAL footage sound) and even the PV for the newly recorded ZAN! Overall, it takes everything from UROBOROS and improves upon it. The artwork is amazing, the packaging much thought out, the music is captivating, and the bonus CD + DVD added an extended experience to the album. Hope and breathe no more as you can cast all fears away about this release (except, maybe breathe).

        2011/11/01 aznsmiley117
        MIA 2

        I wouldn't even know how to describe this item. It's been well over a month since I ordered it, and still it has yet to arrive. Extremely disappointed with the customer service here.

        2011/09/20 Fralick
        WoW 5

        its so fantasical!the songs are all amazing . dir en grey never disappoints and they sign the lp case :) the extras are so cute interviews and you get to see a recoding session blip . highly recommended.

        2011/09/15 vanessa
        All disc 5

        Composition and sound is great. This album is heavy and melodic. True, pure metal in a beautiful setting .

        2011/08/09 Kamil Kostka

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