- Katamari Damacy Soundtrack - Katamari Fortissimo Damacy
- Fuki - Million Scarlets
- Mardelas - Ground ZERO
- Mary’s Blood - CONFESSiONS
I need to get one thing out of the way: Ground ZERO rips!
…I have a bit more to say about everything else.
Katamari Damacy is one of my favorite video games, and the music is essential to the experience. It’s a little weird, and it’s one of my favorite soundtracks in gaming, and I’m glad that I own a CD copy of it.
I was expecting Fuki’s Million Scarlets to be pop with maybe a little bit of hard rock thrown in there so metalheads won’t feel bad for getting it. I mean, “Kamisama wa kitto” is on this album, and that’s 100% pop. This assumption was mostly correct, but there are slight more heavier songs than I expected. Million Scarlets starts with power metal (“Bloody Rain”) and doesn’t go totally pop until the 5th track and then stays there until “Sacred Bones Riot” (a heavier track) and then back to pop for the finale.
I’m not sure if I’ll like Million Scarlets as a whole, but I know that “Zinger♥Ringer♥Gang♥Love” is a highlight for me. I’d describe it as a boogie song. Judging from this and her guest spot on GET IN THE RING’s “Activity”case:08 -Midnight Syndrome-, Fuki seems to have fun doing jazzy and funky music.
Be warned, there is pop on here. “Hello” is a dance track that makes “It’s Alright” sound downright ferocious by comparison. And “HIGH-5” reminds me of early Gacharic Spin with even more of a pop-punk sound.
The album has its heavier moments that are more in-line with what fans may expect from Mary’s Blood, so what the heck is going on!?
My copy of CONFESSiONS came with a trading card inside the CD case. It doesn’t seem to be anything special - it’s just the promo picture of Mari (drums) that also appears in the liner notes.
Next is July 2019!