the GazettE pushed out their first substantial preview with a lyrics video of the new album ending track OMINOUS.

For the past months which the upcoming album DOGMA has been promoted (teased)—and even way before that, starting 2009 with the album DIM—they have been forcefully trying to push a new concept that is more elegant and mysterious, oppose to the rebel concept previously used. Even though having this “elegant and mysterious” concept as a goal, the band still made some significant changes over the course, but by all means retaining the core approach the same.

Arguably, DIM is seen as their best work so far to the majority (but not to me), and that is clearly shown in the GazettE’s Oricon chart where DIM reign as the most sold album. After hearing OMINOUS and every promotional media the band has been offering, it might be safe to say that we’ll be hearing something along the line of DIM, a modern version of it perhaps?

This is at least what Ruki had to say about the album:

…we thought about if we should leave the mechanically sounds out. It’s because we wanted to go in the opposite direction of, ‘BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY’ [their previous album].
[…]
I had the feeling, that the whole image of the album became gradually solid, but within me, at the time we made ‘OMINOUS’, as I wrote it, I looked at a concrete picture, the [album artwork] for example, and my worldview became firmly solid.

Do you think this will become the GazettE’s best work, or just another hit or miss concept? Share your thoughts down in the comment section below!

the GazettE DOGMA Limited and Regular

DOGMA

Regular edition

CD

  1. NIHIL
  2. DOGMA
  3. RAGE
  4. DAWN
  5. DERACINE
  6. BIZARRE
  7. WASTELAND
  8. INCUBUS
  9. LUCY
  10. GRUDGE
  11. PARALYSIS
  12. DEUX
  13. BLEMISH
  14. OMINOUS

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the GazettE DOGMA Limited and Regular

DOGMA

Limited edition

CD

  1. NIHIL
  2. DOGMA
  3. RAGE
  4. DAWN
  5. DERACINE
  6. BIZARRE
  7. WASTELAND
  8. INCUBUS
  9. LUCY
  10. GRUDGE
  11. PARALYSIS
  12. DEUX
  13. BLEMISH
  14. OMINOUS

DVD

  1. [DOGMA] Music Video

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the GazettE DOGMA Special Limited

DOGMA

Special limited edition

CD

  1. NIHIL
  2. DOGMA
  3. RAGE
  4. DAWN
  5. DERACINE
  6. BIZARRE
  7. WASTELAND
  8. INCUBUS
  9. LUCY
  10. GRUDGE
  11. PARALYSIS
  12. DEUX
  13. BLEMISH
  14. OMINOUS

DVD

  1. [DOGMA] Music Video

DVD

  1. DOCUMENTARY OF [-13-] At Nippon Budokan
  2. [DEUX] Music Video
  3. [OMINOUS] Lyric Video
  4. Making Of [DOGMA] Music Video
  5. Trailer Collection

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