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Bara no Seidou Import, Limited Edition


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Audio CD, Import, Limited Edition, January 22, 2001
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Editorial Reviews

Midi Nette Ltd. 2000.

1. Bara Ni Irodorareta Akui To Higeki No Makuake
2. Seinaru Koku (Toki) Eien No Inori
3. Kyomu No Naka De No Yuugi
4. Kagami No Butou Genwaku No Yoru
5. Mayonaka Ni Kawashita Yakusoku
6. Chimamirareta Kajitsu
7. Chikasuimyaku No Meikyuu
8. Hakai No Hate
9. Shiroi Hada Ni Kuruai To Kanashimi No Wamai (Rondo)
10. Saikai No Chi To Bara

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 22, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Limited Edition
  • Label: Midi-Nette
  • ASIN: B00005HLC8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,283 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is a really fantastic album, maybe MM's best.
"schaef59"
The combination of organs, violins, and piano along with synth guitar, heavy bass and a great vocalist all equals a great listening experience.
Chris Browning
Thinking of those days I must admit that growing up helped me to develop my own taste for what quality music is.
Charade

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Laura on March 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Bara no Seidou has actually become my favorite MM album. A first-time listener of Japanese music would probably enjoy Mervilles much more, if not a more mainstream sounding band. And to be honest, I wasn't a Bara no Seidou fan at first myself. Dubbed "The Graveyard Album" by some, the tone sounds like it comes right out of a vampire flick. A die hard Gackt fan may think Malice Mizer isn't really Malice Mizer with Klaha as the lead singer, but his voice is amazing and incredibly sexy, sexy enough to eventually win over the most loyal Gackt fan. But make no mistake, this is not "Mervilles" Malice Mizer. The sound can seem repetative at first, but after a few listens, the destinctions are easily seen.
What has amazed me in previous Malice Mizer albums is still present in this cd. Above all, the elequence of the sound. While most American music is composed of straight "G" and "D" chords, Bara no Seidou is full of unique and intricate progressions. No ladies and gentlemen, this is not your American loud-and-dirty goth sound, this is classic, gothic beauty, in the style of classical. Despite the beauty, this cd does also have an edge. The third track is the best example. Though it starts off with beautiful piano solo, it quickly goes into a grittier guitar sound.
My favorite tracks are the second, third, fourth, and tenth tracks. Despite the very high price, buying this from Amazon does guarantee you won't get a bootleg, which are so rampant in the genre. It is kind of pricy though, so if you end up going in a different direction, try and get it with "Garnet," "Gardinia," and "Beast of Blood." These three songs have a different sound than the rest of the album, but are worth having.
So to sum it all up, this is a quality album, but probably should not be the first Malice Mizer album for a first time listener. If you are a fan of MM, this is definately a must have.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Charade on September 12, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Growing up, my taste for music was influenced by what my classmates, friends, media etc defined as popular and quality music. Thinking of those days I must admit that growing up helped me to develop my own taste for what quality music is.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me say right from the beginning that Bara no Seidou is simply outstanding. From the moment you engage yourself in this journey, you will realize that sounds like that are worth every penny you have paid for.

Bara no Seidou, well it is hard to describe it, because one has to experience for him/herself to truly comprehend the meaning behind it. Take classical music, with modern music, mix some opera theme to it, as well as some true gothic tunes and the recipe is complete. The music that you will hear will transcend you towards a new plateau that has been unknown to your soul.

The whole cd has a feel to it. Even though I have no idea what the lyrics mean, it will not matter. Some songs do not even include lyrics, hence no singing either. The music speaks for itself. The feeling I receive from Bara no Seidou is from ones death, to being reborn and continuing this tragic cycle. Throughout my listening experience I felt a pain of a loss, which maybe was intended. Kami, the drummer of Malice Mizer, sadly died after Malice Mizer released Merveilles. Adding to that pain, the former lead singer Gackt, decided to start his solo career.

While Merveilles had a light theme, with "cute" songs, Bara no Seidou is dark. Dark in its melodies and singing. Many people with who I have spoken about Malice Mizer, told me how they liked MM when Gackt was the singer. Arguments such as MM without Gackt is not MM are completely ridiculous.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
You may not be able to tell from the picture on this website, but the CD comes packaged in a nice hardback mini-book. Together with the track listing, lyrics, etc. is a collection of very nice photographs of the band in their meticulously gothic costumes and backdrops.
The music is equally good. Pipe organs, strings, harpsicords and opera style vocals mixed with electric guitars and the occasional electronic sounds. My favourite is track 9 (Shiroi Hada / Rondo of Sadness and Love) where two guitars are played independantly to sound like twin harpsicords. Written and recorded after the death of their former drummer, there is a distinct dark feel to the album. For those of you who know about Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, you can think of this as an alternative soundtrack for it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 11, 2007
Format: Audio CD
When I first got this album, I wasn't sure what to expect.. I'd listened to Beast of Blood and Gardenia, and also merveilles (although that's not from the Klaha era). And I was.. Well, only word I could think of was "..Wow".

If you're expecting another merveilles, you'll be let down in that aspect, but quite honestly Bara no Seidou is quite a bit better than it. This album is a lot darker, and not near quite as poppy as merveilles.

There are really no stand-out songs on this album for me, they are all equally fantastic and Bara no Seidou is best listened to all the way through. This album kind of reminds me of a sort of dark cathedral music.

Over-all, if you've listened to anything by Malice Mizer and enjoyed it, you need to buy this album. It is their best stuff I've heard.
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