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Dir En Grey


Label: Gan Shin

Genre: Dark / Post Punk / Gothic / Neo-Folk


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Dir en grey return with the highly-anticipated follow up to 2007's smash hit "The Marrow of a Bone," the new full-length album "Uroboros." The album is named after the Ouroboros symbol, which is a dragon or snake figure depicted in full circle consuming itself. This represents continuity and the cycle of power, emphasizing the theme of reincarnation, an idea propagated heavily by the band during promotion. Created over the span of a year during the band's various trips abroad, the new album includes 13 new tracks like the emotional English language hit "Dozing Green," quiet and crazy "Glass Skin," and popular live track "Third time does the trick." Uroboros is „stuffed with themes of 'guilt and reincarnation' as well as 'the past, present and future of Dir en grey,'" as guitarist Kaoru stated in a press release. This was later echoed in CDJapan's album overview, calling the album "a sort of return for the band, revisiting the pre-‚Withering to Death’ era." Kaoru also included that the album would again be a progression into "heavier and darker" sounds than prior albums, as well as an "oriental and religious mood." The band has been recording with many new instruments, including mandolin, to create a unique sound. Vocalist Kyo will set emphasis on "non-screaming vocals," accentuating softer composition. 1. Sa Bir 2. Vinushka 3. Red Soil 4. Doukoku To Sarinu 5. Toguro 6. Glass Skin 7. Stuck Man 8. Reiketsu Nariseba 9. Ware, Yami Tote... 10. Bugaboo 11. Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Koro 12. Dozing Green 13. Inconvenient Ideal