Captures the identity crisis that a lot of bands faced in 2002~2003; see leaves vs FROLIC @ DOLL.
Metal with a strong melody. Grating vocals, chunky bass, and dirty guitar. Third track KAREN provides an oddly haunting conclusion.
The melodic title track alone is strong enough to warrant this single's inclusion.
Melancholy SE plus two tracks that beg to be sung along to. One of the earliest recordings of Ruiza (of D fame).
An era in which Matina releases were mixed/mastered such that each hit of the drum sounded like a small explosion going off in a wok. Chikashitsu and TRICK are the best tracks, but it's a strong representation of Mist of Rouge's harder sound.
Chronically underrated band imo. Love their unexpected compositions and nasal-but-not-annoying vocals. Well-balanced mix.
Disbandment release that showcases both sides of the punk-gothic-inspired band.
An off-brand release for the group, but nevertheless successful. Each track is unexpected, but none sound desperate (and most work surprisingly well with Kyohei's vocals). Opening track USOTSUKI is a banger
Lives up to the band's “occult romance” concept at the time. The instrumentation sounds slightly dated now, but the underlying compositions seem just as fresh as they were 16 years ago. (Much better versions of tracks 1, 4, and 5 can be found on the band's re-recording album.)
Probably the label's most financially successful release, with over 15,000 copies sold in its first two pressings alone. Like all great albums, it has a strange resonance that is somehow greater than the sum of its parts.