CORE PRIDE

July 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

CORE PRIDE

I’ve gotta say, this is UVERworld’s best song to date. The saxaphone was a nice fresh touch to the instrumentation, but the bass is just really hot. Although the saxaphone only appears in the introductory theme (which then appears at least two or three more times in the song), it really is the main highlight rather than a minor transitional instrument. I also like the guitar chords going on. Overall, I gotta say the instrumentation in this song is just perfect. Also, unlike the song they did for the Gundam 00 movie Qualia (I think), the transitioning between themes is so smooth that the melodies just melt into the other. This song isn’t just some A and B on repeat: there’s epic instrumental bridge themes and even a C part. It’s got a lot of contrast with melodic movement. There is a balance between moving and stagnant vocal melodies, as well as harmonic movement in the instrumental parts. The lyrics are really well written this time around (either that or the translations I found at Gendou.com are FANTASTIC!) My favourite part is the last stanza:

まだまだ消えるな 心の火を
まだ忘れたくない 胸の熱さを
まだまだ消えるな 心の火を
まだまだ行けるぞ  行けるぞ

It just wraps the song nicely and I like the repetitive consanance.

Oh and I’m gonna say that Takuya is really hawt in the PV.

儚くも永久のカナシ

November 6, 2008 § 2 Comments

儚くも永久のカナシ (Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi)

HQ video here

Finally, the pv of UVERworlds new song Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi was released. This song is the Gundam 00 S2 opening, so I’m bias when I say that this song is good. I especially like the beginning of the song, where Takuya’s voice was altered to sound digital. The ending was a little awkward because it’s as if it was a different song entirely. If the transition was more smooth, I might have enjoyed the change in pace compared to the upbeat start.

note: Takuya ❤

Gundam 00 Season 2

October 5, 2008 § Leave a comment

Nothing says epic more than Gundam 00 season 2.

Setsuna ❤

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