- The End Of The Dream
1. The End Of The Dream
A blast of guitars announces the arrival of the first track. Ryuichi’s sound’s like he’s improved his singing a lot during their 10 year hiatus, with greater tone and greater vibrato! The song is pretty fun, and the band seems like they’re enjoying rocking out to their new (ok half a year old) song. Great start!
I’m loving that jangling guitar riff at the beginning, and I didn’t know Ryuichi could scream, that’s pretty cool!The energy throughout this song is great as well! The guitars take a lead part during this song, and incorporate different sounds such as tremolo picked wah wah, feedback-laced longer notes, the brighter clean sound running throughout the song and the percussive effect that emphasises the chorus. Even better than the first track!
I suppose you could say that this is their first “normal track” after their comeback, they did release a 23 minute monster but I haven’t listened to it. Both tracks were really strong, with Rouge just edging out the End Of The Dream for me, and it’s clear that all the members have been honing their skills away from the band. The sound quality is also better than their older releases, as to be expected. I wasn’t particularly fond of their old stuff but this single is just great. 100% recommended.