Can't complain about that, though!!
I got the Moi dix Mois album (And it's all your fault, Zoi XD) But hey... this is MP3 sampling at it's best. You DL a few MP3s.. like the band, buy the CD, delete the MP3s, right?
I also bought a Fanatic Crisis album. (THE.LOST.INNOCENT). I really like these guys, but I've only ever had a few MP3s, and a few CD singles. 'Bout time to buy a CD. They're a good solid rock band with a good sound. I admit to being a little bit horrible. I ordered the CD without even looking at the track listing. I read a little about it... 4 hits off the CD, 2nd album, somthing like that.. but I had enough faith in the band, that it really didn't matter, IMO. So, I get it in, and it turns out that it has damn near every song I've ever heard from them on it. Happy! Tracklist! (Copied/pasted from Here for ease)
05. Crazy for you
06. Maybe true
07. dear myself
08. MASQUARADE IN THE ROOM
10. beauties -beauty eyes-
Anyway.. good stuff.
I'm also enjoying the Moix dix Mois cd. The drum machine makes me sad sometimes, though.
I mean, this is definitely Mana. And, since Malice Mizer was mostly Mana and Kozi, it's definitely very much like Malice Mizer.
I seem to have this knack for liking bands with a strong influence by one particular member/frontman. It reminds me of the Cure. I love the Cure... but the Cure is really just Robert Smith. So.. Robert Smith decides to do a solo album, but it's pretty much still just the Cure, you know?
I think perhaps one of the things that I like the best about the Malice Mizer breakup, though, is the fact that Kozi is now doing his own stuff. Now that he's doing stuff with/as Eve of Destiny, you get to hear more of his sound. I haven't heard really much of any of the Eve of Destiny stuff yet, but I do hope that he does more singing. I know that they're somthing like 3 members, and one of them is a vocalist.. but come on.. who didn't think Kozi's voice was absolutely smooth and sexy in Color me Blood red? That song, overall, was fantastic.. but it also gives you a little taste of what Kozi is capable of, vocally. XP Sing more, darn it!
hmm.. ok, so I've listened to Dialouge Symphonie straight through once already.
All in all, I like it. The vocalist is very talented, even if he does remind me a lot of Gackt. Not that it's a bad thing.. it just makes you think...
I think it's unfortunate that they don't have a drummer, because sometimes the drum machines are overpowering where they would probably sound a little bit better subdued. I really feel that this album is a sort of continuation from MM's last album, Barano seidou. In Bara, MM takes a turn back towards the harder, faster goth-rock. You get a lot of organ, harpsichord, and Klaha's beautiful operatic vocals. With Dialouge, it seems that it's even faster, harder, more driving& pressing, but you still have the gorgeous operatic vocals, this time from Juka. I read somewhere that it was like "Beast of Blood: the album." and I have to agree. It's not quite that brilliant all the way through, but you do get the harder, more driving songs that have a sort of mania to them. I think that's why I liked Beast of Blood so much. There are swings between these gorgeous sweeping vocals in Japanese, and manic periods in fast garbled english. I don't think I could really evaluate the song any better than the band itself has done in interviews, but IMO, it's violently beautiful as a whole. So.. this Moix dix Mois album rubs me in that way, too, a bit.
However... the pictures make me giggle XD I want to put a caption above mana's head that says "Who's the dark prince now, bitch?" He's got the whole black wings/long black fingernails thing going on.. which reminds me a little bit of a certain someone's Merveilles image... XD I smell a new Baka ni narumon mini-comic coming on!