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girugamesh’s highly anticipated album chimera was made known to the world when the band announced it back in summer 2015, for the entire time being we’ve been left out of the blue, of what the album would sound like. However, with the newly revealed album preview, uploaded today onto their label’s YouTube channel, there is now a 1 minute and 40 second video for you to digest. The album preview contains snippets of the chimera‘s first six tracks, in other words the A-side, so we still don’t know what course the remixed version of gravitation will take on.

Something easily noticeable after listening to the preview, is that chimera doesn’t exactly follow the footsteps of the previous album that closely, or at least in the way I expected it to. Parts of it are a lot more heavy, but it seems like that made it lose its essential essence, of what actually made gravitation so great. In contrast, Horizon, a song straying towards the pop genre took a complete U-turn. Don’t get me wrong though, the preview does sound promising.

Even if I’m skeptical towards the new sound, I still think this album will provide a great listening experience. Although, from the looks of it, I’ll most likely be a bit disappointed of the fact that this long awaited album, wont be able to top one my personal favorite album of all time, gravitation.

In case you missed our previous coverage, the new album will get two release dates. meaning that we’ll see a European edition as well, although limited in quantity. Get your hands on this beast starting January 20, and in Europe February 5 via GAN-SHIN Records‘ outlets.

I’ve gave you my thoughts on this, let me know what you think in the comment section below!

Update: The European edition will offer all the original tracks from gravitation (not remixed), while the Japanese versions will include a remixed track.

girugamesh chimera

chimera

Type A

CD

  1. Introduction
  2. slip out
  3. chimera
  4. wither mind
  5. Horizon
  6. END
  7. Bonus track. Big Bear Remix from gravitation.

DVD

Live version. gravitation “FINAL ONEMAN at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, 2015-03-14.

  1. gravitation
  2. Go ahead
  3. driving time
  4. Not Found
  5. suiren
  6. crime-tsumi-
  7. Drain
  8. VOLTAGE
  9. Omaeni sasageru minikui koe
  10. Zecchou BANG!!
  11. arrow

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girugamesh chimera

chimera

Type B

CD

  1. Introduction
  2. slip out
  3. chimera
  4. wither mind
  5. Horizon
  6. END
  7. Bonus tracks. Big Bear Remix from gravitation.

DVD

Document version.

  1. girugamesh 2015 Document

Buy at CDJapan

 girugamesh chimera

chimera

European edition

CD

  1. Introduction
  2. slip out
  3. chimera
  4. wither mind
  5. Horizon
  6. END

Bonus track, songs from the previous album (not remixed):

  1. Go Ahead
  2. Gravitation
  3. Not Found
  4. Reflection
  5. Vortex

DVD

Live version. gravitation “FINAL ONEMAN at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, 2015-03-14.

  1. gravitation
  2. Go ahead
  3. driving time
  4. Not Found
  5. suiren
  6. crime-tsumi-
  7. Drain
  8. VOLTAGE
  9. Omaeni sasageru minikui koe
  10. Zecchou BANG!!
  11. arrow

Buy at jpc

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