- Kakegae no Nai Omoi Zutto Issho ni
- Phenogram (off vocal)
- Kakegae no Nai Omoi Zutto Issho ni (off vocal)
It’s great that 5pb have gone with a different genre for this single. Phenogram is a gritty ani-rock song that’s just filled with energy. There’s a lot more guitar focus and some industrial synth sounds, and the drumming is pretty cool too, although the pounding beat does get a bit wearing at times. Ayane is sounding pretty solid in here too. I do think the drums could have been toned down a bit and the guitars mixed a bit louder, but on the whole it’s a very good A-side!
2. Kakegae no Nai Omoi Zutto Issho ni
Slow piano and light synths open the next song, which I assumed was going to be a ballad. But instead we get a nice pop piece, with much more synth focus. I like the harmonising guitars in the interludes and the driving trance-like bass line. The synth/guitar solo was a nice touch too! While the arrangement isn’t that special, it’s a nice follow up to Phenogram. Not bad!
This single was SO MUCH BETTER than her last one. Both songs suited Ayane’s voice well, I think she does much better with a pop-anison-rock style. Seems like her songriters know what they’re doing now =P. Good single.