Dum Spiro Spero

Dir En Grey - Dum Spiro Spero
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Based on 5 reviews
2011 Ratings: #105 / 1022
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I'm revisiting the Dir en grey's discography to re-listen to some stuff.

DSS expands the even more the Dir en grey's musicality. There's more ambient on the songs, making them a lot creepier and not turning them goofie.
I really like this album, have some really good bangers, but has some forgetable songs in the middle.

My personal favorites:
LOTUS (a little overplayed to me lol)
Hageshisa To... (a instant classic)
Ruten no Tou


Dir en grey has got to be one of the most unique bands in the history of music. There's not a single other band that I could only share one album from; share another, and you would not believe that it is from the same band. "Dum Spiro Spero" is the culmination of Dir en grey maturing as a band, and what we're left with is an album that is completely unlike anything else that it experiments with.

I feel like I can best describe this album as progressive metalcore with heavy focuses ... read more


One of their best

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Track List

  1. Kyoukotsu No Nari
  2. The Blossoming Beelzebub
  3. Different Sense
  4. Amon
  5. "Yokusou Ni Dreambox" Aruiwa Seijuku No Rinen To Tsumetai Ame
  6. Juuyoku
  7. Shitataru Mourou
  8. Lotus
  9. Diabolos
  10. Akatsuki
  11. Decayed Crow
  12. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
  13. Vanitas
  14. Ruten No Tou
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Added on: June 15, 2015