*FIRST PRESS REVIEW Dir en Grey are really good at making their fans feel special. This is especially evident in the amount of details that go into their releases. Withering to death really captures this with the packaging and presentation. The packaging is a nice tri-fold digipack case that is also contained in a super nice and high quality slipcase. The tree design even extends to within the slipcase (allbeit one cannot really see the insdie, but this is the kind of detail I was talking about). The deluxe booklet is red as opposed to purple in the regular edition, and doesn't differ in content other than the booklet is bigger (at least from what I've noticed). In any case, the packaging makes moi feel special :D The music should also be good, right? In this case it is. The music is much heavier than in Vulgar and Kyo screams alot in this album. But it's kind of nice to see the more chaotic side of Dir en Grey. However, this album also contains some of my favorite soft songs by Dir en Grey. I don't know how they manage to do it, but they ALWAYS have the best of both worlds. Aaaanyways, the CD portion is great. Dir en Grey manage to really bring it home with this release with its special packaging that really compliments the music, and the music, of course, is also unforgettable. Indeed Dir en Grey are not nearing death, but are blooming into life.
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Description in Japanese
Withering to death / Dir en grey
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Kodoku ni Shisu, Yue ni Kodoku.
Itoshisa wa Fuhai ni Tsuki
Jesus Christ R'nR
Jesus Christ R'nR
Higeki wa Mabuta o Oroshita Yasashiki Utsu
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This is my favourite album by Dir en grey and i love it! Has some agresives songs like saku, Garbage or even Machiavellism; but it also has some really nice calm songs like dead tree, Higeki ha Mubata and my favourite of this album Itoshisa ha Fuhai ni Tsuki. If you are new to Dir en grey, this is a good album to start.
In my opinion Withering to death is the best Dir en grey's album ever! Every jrock fan should have this one!
Amazing album, beautiful booklet, and stunning tracklist (Saku, The Final, Dead Tree) Complete album, great option
This was the first CD I was ever exposed to by this wonderful band. I ignored it at first, then something struck me to listen to it. I did and suddenly fell in love. I started to go backwards to their earlier albums (Vulgar, Kisou, sixUgly, etc.) to find how this sound developed. Sure the guitaring had lacked finesse, but it was solid. The vocals and the drumming became more complex. Shinya has always had amazing drumlines, but for instance -saku-, he blows my fricken mind with his talent. Kyo ranges so well from falsettos, to growls, to high pitched shrieks, to just his amazing Kyo vocals. Jesus Christ R'n'R proves his ability. The whole CD just pulses with their creativity and it is moving. From hard hitting songs like -saku- and Merciless Cult, to more meaningful Higeki wa and Kodou and dead tree. This is probably their best work yet. I believed some people said it was their downfall, and GAUZE was their best work (come on with Yoshiki? He is amazing and all but damn he has gone down. He worked with Paris Hilton FOR GODS SAKE) but Withering to death is Dir en grey's creative upbringing and there definition of their style. This is their most solid albums in their history. Period.
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