The eighth volume of BentoByte’s hit music series Sunday Sounds is here. This week, we’ve got some nice songs for you, so strap in and let’s get going!
LiSA is a very prolific singer. If you’ve seen some of the top anime around, you’ve definitely heard some of her work, which include “Oath Sign” for Fate/Zero, “Rising Hope” for The Irregular at Magic High School, and “Yuukei Yesterday” from Mekakucity Actors. However, some of her non-anime work isn’t anything to laugh at. “EGOiSTIC SHOOTER” is one such song, featuring heavy riffs and a fast-paced bass coupled with a more aggressive register for the singer. If you want a nice song to really get your heart racing, this is one to pick up.
abingdon boys school
To be very honest, I had only heard of abingdon boys school once before, and that was when I briefly watched Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 where they sang the opening for it: “Kimi no Uta.” I lasted watched that show about two years ago (I never did finish it), but the song stuck with me because it was a different sound than what I had heard. Roughly a few months ago, I felt the urge to listen to the band again and I nabbed their entire discography. This song off of their album ABINGDON ROAD is true power. The guitars sound as if they are synthesized a bit, but it adds a bit of flavor to the song. The synthesized harmonies add to the overall feel of the song and, honestly, I could listen to this song all day.
Kanchigai Lonely Night
This song is pretty humorous to me. It’s not the best song in the world, by far, but it is an entertaining song nonetheless for a few reasons. First of all, it’s from Space Dandy, a show which is far and above any other humorous show I’ve seen in recent years. There is a very loose plot but each episode is, more or less, standalone. Secondly, one of the voice actors in this episode is Hiroshi Kamiya. If you watch the Monogatari series, you should know his voice very well: he’s the voice actor for Koyomi Araragi. Thirdly, a giant robot comes and destroys the entire stadium after the song is performed. The song is on this list because of the circumstances surrounding it.
Chocolate (Galileo Galilei Cover)
If you haven’t heard the song “Chocolate” by The 1975, I heavily implore that you go listen to it. In my opinion, Galileo Galilei does this song justice. In fact, I personally think that this version is better than the original. The band’s work is pretty well-known (having sang “Aoi Shiori” for Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day and “Asu E” for Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) and, overall, Galileo Galilei remains one of my favorite artists to listen to. Yuuki Ozaki’s voice just suits the overall feel of the song so well that I want to fall in love with his voice.
Akira Senju’s work never ceases to amaze me. He has put out some amazing stuff, but his best work in my opinion would have to be the soundtracks for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Brotherhood is my favorite anime bar none and for good reason. One, it has everything that I want to see in an anime: drama, romance, action, comedy, and then some. Secondly, the pacing and progression of the show is stellar. What wraps all of this up, however, is how well the music accentuates the moment. The scene that happens while this song is playing is very poignant one. To have such a mellow sound playing with such a powerful moment is enough to bring tears to one’s eyes.
Thanks for tuning in to this week’s Sunday Sounds. Be sure to come back next week for more sounds straight to you. Here’s those songs for you one more time:
- EGOiSTIC SHOOTER – LiSA
- PINEAPPLE ARMY – abingdon boys school
- Kanchigai Lonely Night – DROPKIX
- Chocolate (Galileo Galilei Cover) – The 1975
- Violoncello’s Lament – Akira Senju