Uroboros (stylized UROBOROS) is the seventh studio album by Japanese metal band Dir En Grey. It was released on November 11, 2008, in the United States by The End Records and, due to the time difference, November 12, 2008, in Japan through Firewall and European releases by Gan-Shin. The album was remastered by Tue Madsen who also produced their following album Dum Spiro Spero.
DIR EN GREY – Uroboros. Label: Firewall Div. – SFCD-0058~62. Released: 12 Nov 2008. Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen.
UROBOROS by Dir en grey, released 11 November 2008 1. Sa Bir 2. Vinushka 3. Red Soil 4. Doukoku to Sarinu 5. Toguro 6. Glass Skin 7. Stuck Man 8. Reiketsu Nariseba 9. Ware, Yami Tote. 10. Bugaboo 11. Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Goro 12. Dozing Green 13. Inconvenient Ideal 14. Glass Skin (Japanese Version) 15. Dozing Green (Japanese Version) DIR EN GREY, pioneers of the Japanese rock scene, have received international critical acclaim for their masterful lyrics, artfully complex music and dramatic stage shows.
Japan's Dir en Grey have taken much of the indie metal world by storm over the last 11 years. Beginning as a wildly experimental pop band that first incorporated hard rock and heavy metal into their sound about three or four albums in, they've become an absolutely ferocious unit both on record and on stages worldwide. While their records have only recently seen release in the United States, it hardly matters in the digital age. Sony even reissued their Marrow of a Bone outing in 2007. Uroboros has all of the above in a seamless meld of lush textures, expansive dynamics, impeccably recorded sound, and above all brilliant musicianship. Kyo still writes his lyrics and sings almost exclusively in Japanese - almost all of the band's titles are in Japanese, as well. That said, the translated lyrics are in gray on black in the booklet in two-point type, readable only with a magnifying glass.
A career defining work. Each phase has been successful in different ways and to varying degrees and now with their seventh proper album, Uroboros, the band may have just topped themselves. Even keeping in mind the group's constantly changing sound and direction, their style presented on Uroboros still feels unexpected. There are certain bands that just don't allow for easy comparison or description and Dir en grey makes such a task nigh impossible on this record. Relating their current sound to other groups or contemporaries proves relatively useless unless the notion of a ead-Mr.
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Posted 3rd October 2017 by Datenshie. visual Kei & J-Rock Forever SINGLE & ALBUM.
|4||Doukoku To Sarinu||3:49|
|9||Ware, Yami Tote...||7:03|
|11||Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Koro||4:23|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Gan-Shin Records
- Licensed From – sun-krad
- Distributed By – Universal Music GmbH
- Bass – Toshiya
- Drums – Shinya
- Guitar – Die , 薫 Kaoru*
- Music By, Producer – DIR EN GREY
- Voice, Lyrics By – 京 Kyo*
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4027792000557
|SFCD-0065||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros (CD, Album)||Firewall Div.||SFCD-0065||Japan||2008|
|SFCD-0058~62||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros (Box, Ltd + CD, Album, Enh + CD, Ltd + DVD, Ltd, NT)||Firewall Div.||SFCD-0058~62||Japan||2008|
|TE124-2||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros (CD, Album + DVD + Dlx, Ltd, Dig)||The End Records||TE124-2||US||2008|
|SFCD-0098||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros [Remastered & Expanded] (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Firewall Div.||SFCD-0098||Japan||2012|
|TE124-2||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros (15xFile, MP3, Album, VBR)||The End Records||TE124-2||US||2008|