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So yesterday I received my bundle of Dir En Grey’s latest album “Dum Spiro Spero”. Which is Latin for “While I breath, I hope”. This bundle came with the deluxe edition of the CD including two bonus tracks with an english lyric book. It also included a t-shirt, the whole album on two vinyl records *I got this for novelty’s sake*, a signed poster and lastly a digital download of the album for my mp3 player. The cover of this album is probably my favorite Dir En Grey cover yet. It features a bamboo forest with a god like statue in the center.
So as I mentioned in my earlier post. I found this album to be their heaviest, darkest, most atmospheric album yet. Yet because of this. I also believe that this is their most coherent album yet. As it all flows very nicely. Kyo’s vocals are very well done in this album, and have evolved quite a bit. Beautiful cleans, screeching banshee screams, and demonic guttural growls. The guitar work done by Kaoru, and Die is mindbogglingly heavy even for Dir En Grey. It’s also a nice surprise that this album features a couple of great guitar solos done by Kaoru. Toshiya’s bass work is also extremely heavy, and Shinya’s drums sound better than ever. The sound of this album is very dark, and can almost be described as maniacal. Sometimes I even felt that some songs like “Decayed Crow" for instance had a border line blackened death metal sound. While other songs like "Vanitas" worked beautifully with Kyo’s clean vocals. There are three singles on this album while “Different Sense" has remained unchanged. "Lotus" has a slightly different sound. The biggest change is done on the single "Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami”. As it sounds as if it has been rerecorded. It’s a lot darker sounding, and the clean vocals sound slightly different. As I got the deluxe edition I got two bonus tracks. “Rasetsukoku" a re-recording of a song from "Macabre”. This song has a very arena rock sound, and adds a lot to the album. Then there is the symphonic version of “Amon”. While the normal version is a nice heavy metal song. The symphonic version is head over heels one of my favorite tracks on the album. It adds so much to the song, and I would love to see Dir En Grey experiment with symphonic metal in the future. As this was a wonderful endeavor. 
I adore this album, and I’m proud to be an owner of it. My favorite tracks on this album are “Lotus”, The Symphonic version of “Amon”, “Yokusou Ni Dreambox” Aruiwa Seijuku No Rinen To Tsumetai Ame”, and “Decayed Crow”. I give this the most highest recommendation I can, and I demand you BUY IT! I’ve come to conclusion that this is my favorite Dir En Grey album yet. Overtaking “Withering to Death”. I would just like to thank Dir En Grey for making another album, and when they come back to America. I will surely fight to see them live.

So yesterday I received my bundle of Dir En Grey’s latest album “Dum Spiro Spero”. Which is Latin for “While I breath, I hope”. This bundle came with the deluxe edition of the CD including two bonus tracks with an english lyric book. It also included a t-shirt, the whole album on two vinyl records *I got this for novelty’s sake*, a signed poster and lastly a digital download of the album for my mp3 player. The cover of this album is probably my favorite Dir En Grey cover yet. It features a bamboo forest with a god like statue in the center.

So as I mentioned in my earlier post. I found this album to be their heaviest, darkest, most atmospheric album yet. Yet because of this. I also believe that this is their most coherent album yet. As it all flows very nicely. Kyo’s vocals are very well done in this album, and have evolved quite a bit. Beautiful cleans, screeching banshee screams, and demonic guttural growls. The guitar work done by Kaoru, and Die is mindbogglingly heavy even for Dir En Grey. It’s also a nice surprise that this album features a couple of great guitar solos done by Kaoru. Toshiya’s bass work is also extremely heavy, and Shinya’s drums sound better than ever. The sound of this album is very dark, and can almost be described as maniacal. Sometimes I even felt that some songs like “Decayed Crow" for instance had a border line blackened death metal sound. While other songs like "Vanitas" worked beautifully with Kyo’s clean vocals. There are three singles on this album while “Different Sense" has remained unchanged. "Lotus" has a slightly different sound. The biggest change is done on the single "Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami”. As it sounds as if it has been rerecorded. It’s a lot darker sounding, and the clean vocals sound slightly different. As I got the deluxe edition I got two bonus tracks. “Rasetsukoku" a re-recording of a song from "Macabre”. This song has a very arena rock sound, and adds a lot to the album. Then there is the symphonic version of “Amon”. While the normal version is a nice heavy metal song. The symphonic version is head over heels one of my favorite tracks on the album. It adds so much to the song, and I would love to see Dir En Grey experiment with symphonic metal in the future. As this was a wonderful endeavor. 

I adore this album, and I’m proud to be an owner of it. My favorite tracks on this album are “Lotus”, The Symphonic version of “Amon”, “Yokusou Ni Dreambox” Aruiwa Seijuku No Rinen To Tsumetai Ame”, and “Decayed Crow”. I give this the most highest recommendation I can, and I demand you BUY IT! I’ve come to conclusion that this is my favorite Dir En Grey album yet. Overtaking “Withering to Death”. I would just like to thank Dir En Grey for making another album, and when they come back to America. I will surely fight to see them live.

I just wanted to give a heads up. I received my Dir En Grey “Dum Spiro Spero bundle, and i’ll be doing a review of it soon. Just to sum up my thoughts. Darkest, heaviest, most atmospheric Dir En Grey album yet. I’m still thoroughly enjoying it. 

I just wanted to give a heads up. I received my Dir En Grey “Dum Spiro Spero bundle, and i’ll be doing a review of it soon. Just to sum up my thoughts. Darkest, heaviest, most atmospheric Dir En Grey album yet. I’m still thoroughly enjoying it. 

Soon

Ill be back making posts soon. Sorry i’ve been really busy.

ESP Viper with a Floyd Rose. I wish we could get this over here in the states.

ESP Viper with a Floyd Rose. I wish we could get this over here in the states.

Dir En Grey’s pv for the song “Different Sense”. I realized that I hadn’t blogged it yet because I’ve been so busy lately. Great song, and I can’t wait to receive my "Dum Spiro Spero" bundle. I love the video for this song. It’s really off the wall, and I like that the whole “Japanese Zombie Hero’s" thing they have going finally seems to make sense.

Kyo is one hell of a lyricist, and as I mentioned in my review. I love Kaoru’s guitar solo.

LYRIC’S

Hide Out
Retaliation and paradox is needed to reach happiness and freedom
The fatal dose, unidentified, the reason to exist
Right Now
The charismatic god-killer
Are you now at the mercy of the moon from the maladaptive brainwashing?
Our Blackened Sun
Fulfilled desires

The arguing and the intimacy of the assembled
Starving for euthanasia
Bad Taste
What is so pure about pushing them around?
Our Blackened Sun

Even the unprejudiced sky, along with the light shun-out
Now even realizing having lost everything
You lost yourself craving the dream
A toast to you! As you hide underneath that smile

Hide Out
Retaliation and paradox is needed to reach happiness and freedom
The fatal dose, John Doe, the reason to exist
Right Now
The charismatic god-killer
Are you now at the mercy of the moon from the maladaptive brainwashing?
Our Blackened Sun

Wearing the mask of pity and regret

Live Through This World
Live Through This World
Live Through This World
Live Through This World
Live Through This World

Scratching at your chest
Unable to leave a scar
Love 
Its an ideal of the person you imitated

Even the unprejudiced sky, along with the light shun-out
Now even realizing having lost everything
You lost yourself craving the dream
A toast to you! As you hide underneath that smile

Clinging on to the answer that cant save you
No one to pamper you
Its time to end it, along with the feeling of regret

But soon you will realize
With the future before you
Yes what does the blue sky mean? 

Great Video interview with Dir En Grey’s guitarist’s Kaoru, and Die about “Dum Spiro Spero”.

A preview of D’s new single. I really like this song, and it’s what I’ve been wanting for awhile now. The guitars sound a lot more refined. I can’t wait to hear the whole single! 

Just a little update my Dir En Grey review series will resume sometime next week along with multiple other reviews. I apologize for the almost 3 week delay. 

Happy Birthday to Haley! Best Wishes =)
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Happy Birthday to Haley! Best Wishes =)

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Happy 69th Birthday to Harrison Ford! I wish you the very best, and I cant wait to see Cowboys & Aliens! 

Happy 69th Birthday to Harrison Ford! I wish you the very best, and I cant wait to see Cowboys & Aliens

Godzilla!

Godzilla!