Landing onto the 36th album review, this time it’s an album requested, and as usual I don’t remember from whom or what. One thing I can say however, the name is familiar to me. Dead Ball Project vol. 1 is an album I have never touched or explored before. In fact, all I know is, I’ve heard this name before. Anyway enough chit chat, let’s just see if I’ll enjoy this. This is a very old album by the way, all the way from 2008, but that does not mean I’ll give it a handicap, no mercy as usual.
Album: Dead Ball project vol. 1
Tracks: 14 Tracks
Song Highlight: 木枯らしの朝 [Track 3]
This album does not have an intro, which makes sense I suppose because when I searched up volume 1, apparently there are 5 more volumes I have yet to explore…
What I like
木枯らしの朝 (Cold wintery wind of morning based on Google Translate) [Track 3] instantly reminded me of Atelier Iris where I wander around the world map. The feeling gives me a skip around how a village should feel like. Bustling with sounds and drums here and there, this song gives me that feeling. In fact, if I slapped this song onto any Harvest Moon game, I’d enjoy this song very much. It’s utilization of wind instruments is amazing, which is why I love it. This song is definitely a go if you want to go hiking or entering a village, or something…
What I don’t like
Usually, I’d say the song is too slow or, something? This album doesn’t have a lot of slow songs I must say, but they just didn’t catch my attention enough, so that’s quite unfortunate, not sure if they are old or the charm just isn’t there.
However, I can give an honorary mention to 金の聖夜霜雪に朽ちて(Kogane no Seiya Sousetsu ni Kuchite, don’t even try to Google Translate it, trust me…) Anyway, this song gives me the shills because it reminded me of when I played Project Diva. Yes, I recalled this song because it screwed me up a lot due to its difficulty. What a Christmas song it was, and magically it’s sitting in this album, which was bittersweet for me. However, as much as the nostalgic factor hits me, I was still going “Meh” on this song, but at least I had to shout it out. It’s not a bad song, maybe just lost its charm after a long time…
Another thing I’d like to point out is SUPER DEADBALL BEAT (Track 13). It’s a super duper long track, 10 minutes long. Unless you liked whatever that’s in the album, this is almost a recap of what you’ve listened earlier in the album, which of course didn’t catch me a lot since it was so long. All I can say is, if you are a sucker of Deadball-P, this is marvelous?
Oh and uh, デッドボールPの恋したいラジオ (Something about a radio, or something… Once again, just google translate and you’ll understand what I mean) [Track 14] is NOT a song, it’s a radio, thing? Unless you know Japanese (Which I don’t know too much about…), this is worth skipping. I don’t even know what the guys are saying in this track, so unless you know Japanese, skip this.
This album contains various tastes and styles, recommended if you want to somehow see what Deadball-P is good at.
Should you buy this album? : Maybe? (50%)
Will Deathspark buy this album? : Most probably not (10%)
Deadball-P just doesn’t suit my style I suppose, but that does not mean I officially declare that Deadball-P’s works are bad, that’s because I have yet to listen more. I have 5 more volumes to go, so before I put the “No thank you” onto the name, I’d like to see how many songs are impressive enough to stay in my hall of fame. Oh, what is my hall of fame? Perhaps an article for another day!
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