Shoutbox

  • blowingoff

    ARCHE is the most professional album by dir en grey, but is not as good as the last for have been for the fans. anyway a pretty good album. still very far from dum spiro spero perfection.

    22 days ago
  • Theomegalisten

    r u kiddin

    22 days ago
  • Wonrei

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fEa54-Jzps

    23 days ago
  • bmwmax10

    They look a bit sleepy.

    25 days ago
  • Phenix_inFlames

    Not too surprising since it sounded good in their "one take shot-version" as well.

    25 days ago
  • herviross_2

    Chain repulsion live. Sounds awesome!

    25 days ago
  • ClothesOptional

    the way this band effortlessly moves from the sublime to the bland and forgettable on Arche....

    26 days ago
  • bmwmax10

    It isn't progressive in structure anymore, but the prog lives on in the unconventional sound. Sure, it's refined and radio-friendly, but it has an odd sound about it.

    27 days ago
  • PetitSagittaire

    I could tell after one listen that this was one of their best, if not the best [2] in terms of production/atmosphere/riffing/cohesion, but the songwriting might sound boring to fans of their Prog Metal era. Like everything sounds a bit too clean/studio pampered.

    27 days ago
  • PetitSagittaire

    v love at 1st listen

    27 days ago
  • bmwmax10

    KAISHUN [xx]

    27 days ago
  • karmapolice911

    Maybe I'll get hate from old-school fanboys, but I have to say that ARCHE is definitely their strongest overall album. They perfectly mixed together the old and new styles into something that is so patently DeG. I could tell after one listen that this was one of their best, if not the best period. Everything is so catchy, better guitar lines, more speed, more singing. So much win!

    27 days ago
  • Pretsy

    *briefly: Kyo should step down and utilize "double vocal playbacks" (the last DVD with such element was CoV, I think?) in order to make performances sound "fuller". Oh, and his band colleagues should just ditch the idea of compressing their instruments in overall...

    28 days ago
  • Pretsy

    @Hellion01: I think DEG *should* use playbacks more actively again since a significant number of DSS + Unraveling+ Rinkaku songs they performed live still sound flat (or even "horrible") without all the studio magic ("Akatsuki", "Unraveling" (!!!), remakes, "Rinkaku" (I miss that "aaah aaah"-ing during chorus :() etc.)

    28 days ago
  • Killinstinct

    Like always, I'm weeks late to listen to "ARCHE" but my copy arrived as soon as today. Highlight on album is definitely "空谷の跫音". Wow, what a song!

    29 days ago
  • NinjaKitters

    lol

    29 days ago
  • Hellion01

    THE DSS live was terrible (minus a few key tracks). The mixing was very flat, the band seemed pretty live-less and there seems to be hints of playback. The AGE QUOD performances made the DSS songs shine way more imo Waiting for the ARCHE live performances though!!!

    30 days ago
  • NinjaKitters

    I thought DSS at Budokan was pretty fab.

    30 days ago
  • Asomatica

    Not really looking forward to DVDs/Live Performances. Only one I enjoyed by now was the UROBOROS AT NIPPON BUDOKAN one. I don't know, for me DIRENGREY is more a studio band.

    December 2014
  • MLowend

    Well, we've got Vitium to look forward to, so there's that.

    December 2014
  • bmwmax10

    I'm tired of the DVD's though. Before they started doing DVD's so often we'd usually get something each year. So I say mildly expect something next December, but don't look forward to it.

    December 2014
  • bmwmax10

    Gauze DVD will probably just be the a knot one coming out in a month.

    December 2014
  • MLowend

    I imagine the Gauze tour dvd should be announced soon. Then probably an a-knot only By The Grace of God DVD and then we just wait 2 more years for another single

    December 2014
  • Seelentau

    MLowend knows that blog as well ^^' That dude is doing good work, though. I like how he explains everything he does, even though I don't understand most of it... aaaaanyways, what do we get next? A dvd, I think?

    December 2014
  • Phenix_inFlames

    ...and Seelentau as well for that matter.

    December 2014
  • Phenix_inFlames

    Asomatica just provided me with a link, but thanks for the effort guys.

    December 2014
  • MLowend

    It's up on a certain blog. They've been linked in their shoutbox, but if it doesn't work, I'll put it back up

    December 2014
  • PetitSagittaire

    v it's been taken down, if I'm not mistaken.

    December 2014
  • erzadel

    If you look far enough in the shoutbox, MLowend posted FLAC links

    December 2014
  • bmwmax10

    I just want the new Merry album now.

    December 2014
  • PetitSagittaire

    I'd like to help, but my connection isn't strong enough.

    December 2014
  • Phenix_inFlames

    Does anyone have ARCHE in FlAC form? Tried searching online, but now luck.

    December 2014
  • HideKi_DeG

    ARCHE made me follow DIRENGREY again

    December 2014
  • Phenix_inFlames

    Magayasou is one of the top songs off Arche in my opinion. Sort of has a Uroboros feel to it.

    December 2014
  • Asomatica

    I really love what Arche has become, but somehow I still hold UROBOROS very close to me. I don't think they will ever top that record for me.

    December 2014
  • MLowend

    ARCHE is pretty damn perfect, imo. Magayasou and The inferno can go, though. I do think as an overall work it is better than Uroboros and DSS.

    December 2014
  • Kyo_Kusakabe

    Arche = Album of decade

    December 2014
  • bmwmax10

    He only comes once a year.

    December 2014
  • bmwmax10

    Forget I said that then. That's because the following tracks are split between their Kanji and Romaji titles. Good going, guys.

    December 2014
  • Seelentau

    I mean on the top titles list

    December 2014
  • bmwmax10

    They thought the track was neat and needed to shoehorn it in somewhere, regardless of whether it fits in or not.

    December 2014
  • Seelentau

    The difference between The inferno and the following tracks is still pretty big, I wonder why

    December 2014
  • MLowend

    So have you guys listened to the new album? I hear it's pretty good.

    December 2014
  • Seelentau

    メリークリスマス ^_^

    December 2014
  • herviross_2

    Merry Christmas! Love you all <3

    December 2014
  • MsDiplodocusss

    lol now watch as the mods come here and ban everyone including me. petit becomes sole ruler of the dexbox. merry christmas everyone, i'm out

    December 2014
  • MsDiplodocusss

    There are people who still report to the mods? BUZZKILL! [462] seriously though what a ridiculous thing to report anybody for. yeah the whole conversation with The_MAT_Mark was stupid as fuck but so is 99% of everything that goes on in here. "monopolizing this shoutbox for 3 consecutive days" oh please

    December 2014
  • ruki11

    I wish you all enjoy your Christmas ASAP and never go back to this topic. Could I say "How things were going this way"? And I even don't know what is the current situation.It looks like both of you two want to be the terminator and it seems to be human's born ability, @PetitSagittaire yes.I think twice because I feel it difficult to organize my poor English.还是说你觉得我在考虑诸如如果在这个场合我问你你的日文水平是不是比普通话要好这样的问题会不会不合适?

    December 2014
  • Pretsy

    Merrii kurissumassu or w/e it is in weeaaboonese ^w^

    December 2014
  • Pretsy

    There are people who still report to the mods? BUZZKILL!

    December 2014