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Dir En Grey - Rinkaku [Single]

8.7 | 3 votes |
Release date: 19 December 2012
Style: Alternative metal


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Disc I
01. Rinkaku
02. Kiri To Mayu
03. Rinkaku [Remix] [Remixed by Akira Yamaoka]

Disc II [Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version]
[Live TOUR 2011 AGE QUOD AGIS Ratio ducat, non fortuna

01. Amon
02. Lotus
03. Obscure
04. Ruten No Tou
05. Akatsuki
06. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
07. The Blossoming Beelzebub
08. Mazohyst Of Decadence
09. Tsumi To Batsu
10. "Yokusou Ni Dreambox" Aruiwa Seijuku No Rinen To Tsumetai Ame
11. Different Sense
12. Decayed Crow

13. Rinkaku (Scenes From Recording) [video] [also present on the Limited Version]

Kyo - vocals
Die - guitars
Kaoru - guitars
Shinya - drums
Toshiya - bass

Additional info
The first B-side, "Kiri To Mayu", is a re-recording of a track from band's first EP, Missa. The second B-Side is a remix of the title track by the Silent Hill series sound designer Akira Yamaoka. There are two limited editions of this single, the first one has a video of the band rehearsing the title track, and the limited "Order-Only" deluxe version has 12 live videos taken from their 2011 tour in addition to the rehearsal video.

Produced by Dir en grey.

Recording engineer: Akinori Kaizaki.
Mixing & mastering engineer: Tue Madsen.
Assistant engineer: Koji Maruyama (Studio SUNSHINE).
Recording studio: Studio SUNSHINE.
Instrument: Kazutaka Minemori (MASTER TONE).
Drums producer: Kei Kashiyama.


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03.03.2013 - 18:08
Rating: 9
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Rinkaku is a captivating song that once again shows that Dir en grey continues on the musical journey steadily moving towards a more progressive music.
The new version of Kiri to Mayu is very brutal and barely recognizable, which doesn't mean that it's bad. At least, it sounds more interesting than most of the remakes of old songs they've done before.
Overall, a very nice single. And the concert presented on bonus DVD is great too.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
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