Music Review: ONE OK ROCK – Mighty Long Fall

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After their several performances around the world, ONE OK ROCK who was already very popular, gained a lot of attentions from people not necessarily aware of J-Rock. On July 30th, they released a new single “Mighty long Fall / Decision”, and I hastened myself to order it on iTunes.

The title track “Mighty Long Fall” will be used for the movie being released today “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika Hen” (I’m looking forward to watch the movie by the way). I like this song since it sounds really like the band with a mixed atmosphere between tension and emotions. Maybe it lacks a bit of some dynamic but I think it will suit the movie like with “The Beginning” for the first movie of “Rurouni Kenshin” . The English lyrics are well used and controlled with Japanese ones. I was waiting maybe for a better music video but it is well worked and this is a good song!

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Second track “Decision” is a pop rock ballad. We can hear the signature of the band but with more American influences in the chorus notably. The song is nice but I was waiting maybe more emotions from the music. Thankfully Taka’s voice is there to enhance, but this is not enough. I was waiting better as usually I’m very touched by their ballads.

“Pieces of Me” is also a ballad, in the same range than the previous one. It sounds a bit flat to me, without real intentions from the band. I’m very surprised and a bit disappointed as they usually brings more musicality to all their tracks. However, this is quite a catchy song, suitable for summer I assume.

With a good title track and two pop ballads, I’m not sure this single will please every fans of ONE OK ROCK. Perhaps this is a new path that the band is trying, but it might disturb their longtime fans that were probably waiting for something more powerful. However, it can also interest them with a new genre suggestion from the four members band.

 My note: 5/10

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COMMENTS

  • […] “Suddenly” has some feels from their older releases so it brings some memories and this is good to hear. Thanks to the chorus, the song is interesting, but I’d need more to like it fully. The album also includes “Mighty Long Fall” and “Decision” from the previous single, so you can hear what my thoughts are in my last review here. […]

  • […] “Suddenly” has some feels from their older releases so it brings some memories and this is good to hear. Thanks to the chorus, the song is interesting, but I’d need more to like it fully. The album also includes “Mighty Long Fall” and “Decision” from the previous single, so you can hear what my thoughts are in my last review here. […]

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