Weiß Flügel was Yousei Teikoku’s 8th single. It was released on September 10, 2008.
1. Weiß Flügel
2. Kikai Shoujo Gensou
3. Weiß Flügel (Instrumental)
4. Kikai Shoujo Gensou (Instrumental)
Honestly from the cover of Weiß Flügel lit. White Wing I had no idea what to expect. I thought that it was going to be a little happy almost, I mean the cover is beautiful and it’s a lot brighter than the last cover. The opening was still a familiar dark sounding classical strings and the guitar, nothing new there. But the first vocals were so wonderful, and with hardly any instrumentals, it made for a great combination. Once the strings came in though things started to get a little more exciting. And although there was hardly any climax, I loved the song. The vocals were calm, rather than angry and it was a nice change. The music was more mid-tempo than aggressive, and yet there were still some rock and classical elements in the song. It’s somewhat of an opposite of Hades: The bloody rage yet I love it all the same.
Hopefully this song is entitled Kikai Shoujo Gensou. I’ve only been able to find the characters rather than the actual words, but hopefully this is it. Anyway whereas the title track was calm, this next track is more aggressive. The guitar is the dominant instrument and it’s quite clear since it’s playing throughout the whole song. The vocals sound a little distorted during parts of the verses but quickly become normal after a few seconds, and that’s when things get interesting. More vocal power and intensity, and during the chorus it gets a little less repetitive. The song was nice but the constant guitar strumming was annoying. Other than that it was fine.
Overall Review: Weiß Flügel was majestic darkness! Even though the covers were brighter and looked lighter, the songs were still true to their gothic/dark style. I loved how it featured some great instrumentals like the previous single, and the fact that it was so amazing. Not too sure about the title, I think it might be German like the single before Hades: The bloody rage, but that’s me. I loved the melody and despite there being hardly any climax, it made up for it in the sound department. Hopefully the next single will be as good.
Final Grade: 98A+