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Rosenstrauss
Danzai no Gunner
In the Name of Justice
Akai Hitsuji ni Yoru Bansankai



28th August 2013
Rosenstrauss
Written by Rachel Yarwood
The latest single release from D, entitled"Rosenstrauss", opens with a rather melancholic ballad feel to it. With a piano backing Asagi's down tempo and forlorn sounding vocals this new track from the band doesn't start off all that impressive. 
However, half a minute in and the tempo changes. Hiroki's rolling drum beat followed by the introduction of the string instruments (Hide-Zou & Ruiza on Guitar; Tsunehito on Bass) certainly give "Rosenstrauss" more vitality than it did to begin with, altering the perception that this was going to be a depressing and emotionally charged classical track, instead offering a bit more with the contribution of upbeat rock notes and added gothic tones from the synthesisers. 
The b-side for "Rosenstrauss", the Limited Edition Type A on the other hand is not as disappointing. "Hyougoku no Majuu" is definitely the more exciting of the two tracks, opening with a fast paced and heavy rock feel with the deep grind of guitars, continuing in this fashion through out the track with the occasional riff and also a solo duet from Hide-Zou and Ruiza to add to the thrill. 
The drumming is also more upbeat and concise for this track whilst Asagi's vocal work compliments the melody from the guitars by adding a decent amount of enthusiastic and musical resonance to the lyrics.
"Rosenstrauss" will be released officially on the 28th of August in four editions in total; a Regular Edition and three Limited Editions each with different b-side tracks. Only the Limited Edition Type A will come with an additional DVD featuring the music video for "Rosenstrauss". 
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18th July 2012
Danzai no Gunner
Written by Rachel Yarwood
Some might argue that "Danzai no Gunner" seems to be lacking that special spark that is hoped for in a new single release. On the other hand you could counter that by saying that this track is simply one that is the pure essence of D at this present moment. 
"Danzai no Gunner" is exactly what we have been hearing from the band for well over a year, maybe two years, so you can really appreciate the way that they have decided to play around with a certain style for a good length of time instead of experimenting for each release and losing their core qualities as a whole.
If of course you follow the former argument above the latter, the accompanying music video to "Danzai no Gunner" gives a visual lift to the song. Asagi playing the hero of the story, with guns of course, rescues Tsunehito from the evil clutches of a crazed old man. The story is simple, but the camera shots are good and the acting has a rather amusing drama to it. 
The song itself has a particularly strong introduction which at first gives thought that there will be something spectacular to follow. However, as the heavier rhythms and the trashing drums (Hiroki) fade out to make way for a rather melodious opening chorus, you can't help but feel just a little let down. 
Fear not, there are some really nice riffs of the guitars (Ruiza and Hide-Zou) and exceptional deep bass lines (Tsunehito) that keep that heavier and more metal quality in there to boost things up a bit. 
Asagi's vocals are probably, apart from the music video, the best thing about this new song. Asagi's vocals are always consistent, never faltering, and for this track in particular his powerful, deeper and occasionally operatic tones of his voice work so well along with the heavier undertones that "Danzai no Gunner" hints at. 
"Danzai no Gunner" will be released officially on the 18th of July and will come in three editions in total; Regular, Limited A and Limited B.
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17th November 2010
In the Name of Justice
Written by Keita Eiri-Uesugi
With such an intense, dark emotion riddled through their previous release of “Akaki Hitsuji ni Yoru Bansankai” and then the stark contrast of “Kaze ga Mekuru Peji” with its happier, melodious tone where does this leave the aptly named “In the name of justice”? Well it certainly sides more with their last release, opening with what sounds like a metal sounding somersault of instruments which changes to a swift, melodic rock sounding track so in essence it’s not so much as deep and dark as “Akaki Hitsuji ni Yoru Bansankai.” And it can be noted also, the vocal work is not as impeccably impressive as what ASAGI lays down in the previous release.
With heavy pounding of drums at the beginning, leading into the accompaniment of the bass and guitars at full throttle, you truly think this song is going to be of a hardcore, heavy nature and then the pitch ups and to a degree, the menacing energy created loses its effect. With an uplifting chorus sporting speedy paced guitars and light sounding vocals, it then turns to the dark march of the beginning. It’s a song of duo paces with quick transition from one phase to another, thus another piece of beautiful composition work.
So perhaps not as strong as their last release but it’s a fine track no less: “D”s multitude of impressive skills and techniques are put to good use and they seem to suit this mixture of gothic metal and melodious rock. 

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28th July 2010
Akai Hitsuji ni Yoru Bansankai
Written by Keita Eiri-Uesugi
The first thing that is striking with “Akaki Hitsuji Ni Yoru Bansankai” is that the opening seems somewhat darker in comparison with “Kaze ga Mekuru Peeji” and “Day by Day” and in other intervals in the song, it would adopt this dark, almost operatic feel. The previous two singles would seem to adopt a more light hearted feel, with a quicker tempo, something that is therefore easier to bounce along too, for example. Not that you couldn’t bounce to his one if you wanted to. However, it seems to have a more intense feel.
This seems to be a very strong release by the band, combining all of their abilities and talents into a track that is full of depth. The song itself is very catchy to say the least.
So, as far as new releases go of late, D is out to impress. Dramatics for starters, catchy, laden in pure elation… yes, this is a brilliant single release from the band, and whether you like Asagi’s voice or not, give them a try at least…