Love Letter

loveletterArtist: Gackt
Release Date: March1, 2006
Label: Nippon Crown
Personal Rating: 4/5

1. Love Letter
2. Dybbuk
Did I already mention that I was a hardcore Gundam fan? Oh well, my craziness for this awesome robot anime began with “Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam” so it’s pretty expected that I would be reviewing another single from Gackt.

Unexpectedly, Love Letter was actually a laid back ballad. (He usually does hardcore rock.) Anyway, his sudden change in music genre was a pretty good transition, despite the fact that the song doesn’t really sound that interesting. Overall, I would say that he did a decent job with it.

Dybbuk? Is that even a real word? Gackt is back with his old hard rock style with the extremely loud electric guitar riffs and beats. Even thought that the  instrumentals were indeed very loud, Gackt’s voice is still able to overpower them with his hardcore voice screaming “Dybbuk.” It’s a good track but I thought the bridge sounded a bit weird.

Personal Rating: 4/5



Redemption_tsujousArtist: Gackt
Release Date: January 25, 2006
Label: Nippon Crown
Personal Rating: 4/5

1. Redemption
2. Longing
3. Redemption (Instrumental)
4. Longing (Instrumental)
Surprisingly, I’ve learned about Gackt when he sang the theme songs for “Mobile Suit Gundam: Double Zeta” and not from Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus.” After all, he is pretty popular for singing many awesome songs.

Redemption is actually the ending theme of  “Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus” (Which I thought was the worst of all of the FFVII compilation games.) so it’s pretty expected that the song is going to be good. And it turns out that it is! As usual, Gackt begins the song with many guitar riffs with an actual melody. The verses sounded very nice but I thought that the chorus was the best of the best. It’s funny how all of the verses were really not all that intense but when it came to the chorus, I thought he was kind of overreacting. It’s okay though, since he sang the song pretty well.

Finally, there’s Longing but I’ve got to honestly say that it wasn’t as good as the A-side. It sounded like another T.M. Revolution song. (In which I’m not so fond of that artist.) For some reason, I thought that the whole song itself wasn’t really that “interesting.”

Personal Rating: 4/5