2016.10.18

メジャーで初のアルバムとなる通算3作目。結成からおよそ1年半でこのペースというのも凄いが、今回はギミックを脇にやったかつてなくストレートな作風で勢いをさらに加速させてきた。いつも以上に〈傷〉や〈痛み〉を感じさせるシリアスなトーンの言葉が並び、とりわけリンリンの切迫感に溢れた詞作が全体のファッキンなムードを牽引している印象もある。より簡素になったバンド・サウンドの温かみや直情性も相まって、至宝のハスキー・ヴォイスで暴れるアイナ・ジ・エンドと、可憐さに加えて芯の強さを増したセントチヒロ・チッチという双頭リードのエモさはいよいよ天井知らずに。新加入のアユニ・Dが闇と反骨を描いたメロディックな“本当本気”、青さを帯びたビート・パンク“KNAVE”など前作で顕著になった親しみやすさも健在で、とにかくいい曲だらけだ。そんななかで真正面から喪失感を奏でる“オーケストラ”の美しさはとんでもない。大らかな大団円の“生きててよかったというのなら”まで激しく感情を揺さぶる傑作だ。

 

[English Translation]
BiSH, also known as 'Brand-new idol SHiT', release their first album for major label avex trax, marking their third installment. The six piece band has made this achievement in just an incredible 18 months since their formation. Here, putting gimmicks aside, the album sees them gathering momentum in as straight a manner as ever. There are more painful and grievous moments with solemn verse not least because Lingling's lyrics seem shot through with a sense of urgency, leading an overall apocalyptic mood. With more straightforward and unadulterated quality of the band's sound, double lead vocalists dramatically soar with emotion: Aina The End's terrific husky voice booms out while Sen To Chihiro Chitti adds steadiness to her pitiful allure. “Killer BiSH” keeps the accessibility that was highlighted in the last album, and is packed with great numbers like naive beat punk "KNAVE" and melodic "Hontou Honki (meaning I Really Mean It)" where new addition Ayuni D expresses gloom and rebelliousness. In contrast, "Orchestra" unabashedly displays a sense of loss, standing out from the pack. Right up to the laid-back closer, "Ikitete Yokatta To Yuu No Nara (meaning If You Say You're Glad To Be Alive)," this album is a superb emotional roller coaster.

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