Honestly, I didn’t love it unlike NAMIDA NAMIDA NAMIDA and WIN (which I think her only nice songs), because her new single is just like any other typical Aya Hirano song: upbeat, generic and cutesy pop-rock. Though I must say that Set Me Free is quite better than Sing A Song! (and it hurts less on my ears), both are still not good enough. The PV is also better so check it out below, as well as the download link~
I thought that Pandora Hearts has one of the better OP’s this season song-wise. FictionJunction’s Parallel Hearts was really good and nice to listen to. The full single turns out to be better. I loved the violin parts and it’s just really cool. The second single, Hitomi no Chikara, is more sentimental and it’s another beautiful song as well, plus Yuuka’s voice is love~. PV and download link below the cut.
Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ in my opinion, definitely has one of the best OP for this season, thanks to KARMA by KOKIA. This dark, gothic track will definitely send chills down to your spine. Everything works out so perfectly from the vocal layering to its dramatic melody. It may not be the type that you’ll regularly listen to for others, but it’s still amazing on how it’s well-put together. I guess that BeeTrain had also combined a creative style in amination that fits it so much with the song too, which really made the OP of it stands out among others.
The other track, Insonnia, is less intense though, but it was really likable and that means it’s good. One thing to describe this one probably is that it is ethereal. It feels so peaceful and like a lullaby being sung to you. Another great track. Overall, this single is awesome. I’ll give it an ‘A’
Download link below the cut.