PHALARIS

Dir En Grey - PHALARIS
Critic Score
Based on 1 review
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
Liked by 6 people
June 15, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
FIREWALL DIV. / Label
Dir En Grey / Producer
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Fratzolas
88

This album might be their heaviest yet and that rly adds character to it. Probably my 2nd fave by them so far, this is front to back loaded with bangers godamn

their_nickname
90

The gods of J-metal are back and are taking the throne once more. After arguably their first real stumble, the terribly mixed Insulated World, Phalaris actually hearkens back to pre-Uroboros Diru. After they went so heavy on the experimentation with the band's untouchable triumvirate of Uroboros, Dum Spiro Spero, and Arche it's actually kind of refreshing to hear the boys going back to basics a bit and making genuinely bone crushing but still catchy songs in the sound that has defined them and ... read more

shgzwnlnd
68

This album is a good attempt at making alternative metal mixed with prog, but the sound production and the mixing failed it for me, as well as the vocal performance on some songs like 'Eddie'. The material itself is actually kind of fine, the instrumentals are even fire sometimes, but the sound pretty much ruined the whole listening experience. It's not that bad, it's more annoying that it isn't clean (and I can't hear instrumentals over vocals because of it). But all in all, this is a nice ... read more

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Track List

1Schadenfreude
9:58
88
2Oboro
3:59
85
3The Perfume of Sins
4:18
84
413
3:42
84
5Utsutsu, Bouga wo Kurau
3:30
82
6Ochita Koto no Aru Sora
3:19
86
7Mouai ni Shosu
2:51
78
8Hibiki
3:58
85
9Eddie
2:52
84
10Otogi
6:03
84
11Kamuy
9:11
88
Total Length: 53 minutes
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Added on: May 30, 2022