DIR EN GREY has always projected sorrow, pain, and aggression in their music. A theme they’ve carried right throughout the band’s lifetime. What I like about them is their ability to transition but remaining true to their original concept. The band’s 8th studio album “Dum Spiro Spero”, which literally translates to “While I Breathe, I Hope”, provides more evidence to the fact that DIR EN GREY’s music is ever timeless; this is rock undefined. A rare quality found in the industry. Each track symbolizes something of great meaning, whether it’s the recent event that took place in their homeland Japan, or from personal experiences faced by the members. There is great depth in the music and I couldn’t bypass a review of this fascinating album. Continue reading “[Review] DIR EN GREY’S “Dum Spiro Spero””
Lets dissect this phenomenon known as Visual Kei: why is it so popular? where did it emerge from? and who started it? All these questions are certain to be answered from doing research, so I’ll start from the beginning.
Visual Kei defined: