: I can’t get into it. Maybe tolerable to S (since I was listening to it back in 2009), but I try not to touch Missa at all. Maybe they should re-write this whole EP someday.
It is very suffocating for me to listen to it through. There are some songs that I genuinely like (especially Rasetsukoku, haha), but listening to the whole album straight? No. Maybe, if I was much older I would appreciate it. But, at the age of 16, DSS felt too much for me.
73 minutes, really? But, to be honest… The only way I would listen to this album is by watching Mode of Macabre. Dislike how Kyo sounds, how some songs are too weird and quirky, can’t get into original Rasetsukoku, and holy shit too many long songs for my taste. Still, KR Cube is fun, Egnirys is pretty unique, and… Wake is nice to listen to? Still, it’s not what I would listen to regularly.
Oh no, vk territory. Yeah, I’m not into their VK stuff. Can listen to Schwein no Isu and Tsumi to Batsu, but I can’t listen to Yokan/Cage and others unironically. I actively try to avoid Mazohyst of Decadence, it makes me uneasy with this creepy intro and sludgy tone (throw Tsumi to Kisei in and burn them together).
So. After DSS suffocated me and Rinkaku gave some breathing room, I was cautiously optimistic for their new stuff. Aha, “new”. That’s when I started hating Tue Madsen’s mixing, honestly. Something about these drums bugs me a lot. And EP… Well, couldn’t get into the titular Unraveling while re-takes were either in-between “alright” and “it’s not the same song”. Would highlight Kasumi for new details (like the vocal intro and that beautiful solo), and Macabre’s remake is something else…
So, when I only started listening to Diru, I was downloading random songs from 1 Russian website with pirated music. And somehow I managed to get whole WtD, bit by bit. Good blend of catchy songs, ballads and sprinkled heaviness. Nowadays I only listen to VoS version of Beautiful Dirt (for some reason, original just throws me off. Especially during the chorus, where I think that Kyo screams at a different pace than instruments). Also, Kodoku ni Shisu was ruined by live takes… Hm, probably should have put it higher, but I don’t feel like I love WtD that much.
At first I LOVED this album. Felt like a fresh air after three years of suffocation. However, this freshness faded away too quick. This album has too fillers for my taste. Tefu Tefu should be on a Disk 1. Magayasou should go away. And there are too many formulaic songs (like they took STU as a blueprint and made almost whole album by this blueprint). Still, Arche has some favourites of mine like Cause of Fickleness (YES, SOME FUN STUFF AFTER TOO SERIOUS OOGA-BOOGA), Midwife, Kaishun (just gorgeous), Tefu Tefu… and I like some Uroko and Phenomenon. But they put Un Deux and Revelation of Mankind on VoS and I don’t get that.
Yeah, I don’t like it that much. I didn’t heard it on release (I think I only started listening to Diru in 2008?), and later… Well, I heard Hageshisa before Gaika, so I wrote Gaika-off as a beta version of Hageshisa. I prefer Before Construction Ver. of Dozing Green. Stuck Man is not my thing. Still, this album has a lot of gems for which I can respect
this album (Toguro and Doukoku to Sarinu FTW). And I remember I acapella’ed english Glass Skin in school for a grade (because I forgot to put it on my flash drive).
24ko Cylinder, Embryo, Kigan, Zomboid, The Domestic Fucker Family, Undecided, Mushi (one of first 2 Diru songs I have ever heard). Re-record Pink Killer and I’ll be alright with these songs. Burn Gyakujo. I hate Gyakujo.
I guess I’m a dumb bitch, but I like this metalcore sound, huh. Guitars sounds nice to my ear, Kyo’s extreme vocals are unprofessional AF, but are more aggressive and punch-y, imo. Shouldn’t have re-recorded Clever Sleazoid, though. Also, should highlight Grief (second of first 2 Diru songs I have ever heard), it made my jaw drop back back then.
Oh yeah, baby. Perfect balance of heavy (but not too heavy) and fun stuff. Guitars are juicy, drums aren’t annoying af… My only gripe would be that despite Obscure being popular by its PV, I don’t like the song that much (still better than 2011 ver. though).
Dumb fun without anything dragging it down. Kinda like a short, dumb action movie that is all flashy, but has no deep meaning. Would be awesome to hear this EP live.
I prefer this mastering over whatever Tue Madsen has done, bite me. Even if I don’t like Celebrate Empty Howls and Zetsuentai, I’m still in love with this album. This love is on the irrational side, but with TIW I have so much fun. Overall, this album cycle experience reminded me of rollercoaster a bit. Got hyped by Utafumi, then was mildly disappointed by Ningen (felt rehashed), more or less liked Ranunculus, but then Aka leaked and it was something else. And then I got GIGAHYPED after listening to Values of Madness.
Like, I also like 2nd half of the album (Followers is perfect for these melancholic evenings, Keigaku no Yoku knows when it’s time to stop being brutal and Ranunculus is a nice lullaby after this madness), but I’m glad they wrote so many heavy songs for this album. Keibetsu is a pure banger, Devote puts me in some psychotic trance, Ningen was fixed (BLESSING TO LOSE HEART got much more oomph), and Rubbish Heap… oh, Rubbish Heap. 10 sec teaser of RH just subverted my expectations. And then this teaser part appeared at the perfect moment possible.
So, yeah. Inadequate Tier List, but I’m not planning to dethrone TIW yet.