In my opinion, this is thus far the weakest album by Dir en grey. Deg used to be one of the most creative and experiencing groups of Japanese music scene, doing songs with some truly unique, mesmerizing traits, but it couldn't be believed when hearing the dull metallic tones on this CD, with only a few highlights (e.g. "Namamekashiki Ansoku, Tamerai ni Hohoemi"). The tracklisting consist almost completely of songs that have very little or almost not at all of the melody part. Besides the album itself, one thing I wasn't happy with neither was the booklet: the lyrics are printed in such a tiny font and dark silvery colour that they're impossible to read without a magnifying glass and a light coming from just the right direction, and I can't believe that I'd be the only one having problems with the printout. However, even though this album wasn't exactly a treat for me personally, I'm living in a hope of better tomorrow for Dir en grey. If they're following their concept of chancing with each album, I hope that this was only a misstep to the worse and that the next album would be gorgeous one, maybe merging together the new more metallic tune and beautiful melodies.
|Number of Discs||1|
|Label/Distributor||Sony Music Distribution|
Description in Japanese
THE MARROW OF A BONE [通常盤] / Dir en grey
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this is a great disc, dir en grey's style is percieved in every song although is is different from their last album
Love the songs in the cd. My personal favourites would be Conceived Sorrow, Grief, The Deeper Vileness, Agitated Screams of Maggots, Clever Sleazoid and Repetition of Hatred. Songs in this cd is so good when you heard them on live shows! It's so much more different than the previous albums!
I bought this whenever I heard about it being released out. The CD sold in American stores, however, were all misprints and the covers were really, really, dark and unable to be read. These were the cds that were distributed for American release. Aaaanyways, this took a few times of listening to before I was able to like it and though they have once again changed their sound, they remain an awesome band. I would recommend picking it up, as it is worth the listening, just don't let the sound scare you off. Like I said, I enjoy listening to it now, but when I first bought it, I wasn't as attracted to it, but then again that was how I was with Diru at first. Kyo still is <3 though. ^^ I think it is still a great album, as the lyrics are still great. Concieved Sorrow, The Pledge, and Namamekashiki Ansoku, Tomadoi ni Hohoemi are songs that I really thought were exceptionally well.
un tres bon cd comme d'habitude merci Dir en grey pour ce chef d'oeuvre very good Cd as usual thank you Dir en grey for this chief of work
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