I simply adore the artwork of this single! As for the title song, it's, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful Dir en grey songs ever with touching lyrics, great melody and a perfect vocal part by Kyo. "Fukai" adds a darker tune, and a live performance of "Umbrella" completes the set in a more cheerful manner. An example of Dir en grey's pre-TMoaB works, definitely a worthy pick for a fan :)
|Number of Discs||1|
|Label/Distributor||Sony Music Distribution|
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かすみ / Dir en grey
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KASUMI has been a favourite of mine ever since the first time I heard it. I love the heavy guitars and Kyo's amazing vocals. Every second of this beautiful song is a pleasure listening to. This song also show very clearly the dark and epic sound of VULGAR. Another thing that makes this single release such a stand out is the excellent B-side FUKAI which was omitted from the VULGAR album. Very similar in the way of having heavy guitars, a steady rhythm and really powerful vocals from Kyo, it's definitely one amazing song from start to finish! And I just have to comment on this ignorant talk that FUKAI never was released on VULGAR because no one would've bought the single after the album's release. Newsflash! The single was released before VULGAR as they always do and if a B-side is required, then I guess no one bought the Child prey and DRAIN AWAY aingles as well then? The additional live track of umbrella is really good too and makes this one of Dir en grey's best single releases. All from a great single track to an excellent B-side to a nice live track, it's definitely a keeper!
Well, first off, Kasumi is a beautiful song and I love it. But more importantly... FUKAI. This song is to die for. The music, the vocals, the image, the emotion. You can really feel it. This song is amazing. I could listen to it on repeat for hours. I probably have. And it's got different lyrics from the live version.
There's only one reason to buy this single, and that would be Fukai. Alot of people thought Fukai should have been on Vulgar. However, if that had been the case who would buy this single after the album's release? This is one of the few singles with longevity. It should also be noted that Fukai is just plain better than kasumi and most of the songs on vulgar.
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