ONE OK ROCK – Mighty Long Fall / Decision (Review)

imageThe famous pop-punk band kicks of this year with their 14th single not letting the fans wait too long for a new work since their last releases last year with the album Jinsei×Boku= and also two singles, namely Deeper Deeper/Nothing Helps and Clock Strikes. The band fronted by Taka (vocals) now releases their new single Mighty Long Fall /  Decision available only in regular edition. This single contains tracks produced by both John Feldmann and Arnold Lanni with mixes by Chris Lord-Alge.

More details regarding the single:

ONE-OK-ROCK- Might Long Fall

Single: Mighty Long Fall
Label: A-Sketch
Release date:30/07/14
Genre: Punk-Rock/Pop-Punk


 Mighty Long Fall
 Pieces of Me

Track by track analysis:

1-Mighty Long Fall

With a little of electronica and drum and bass elements,  giving some highlight to the bass as well as the guitar, we start off this single. The distortions in the vocal track make this song one with a good start in which all the instruments will build up momentum only to explode in the chorus turning out to be as ear-catchy as ever. The solo shows us that they added some “heaviness” to their usual genre with the aggressive guitar riffs and unstoppable, fierce drums completing each other.This track featured in the live action movie “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno”, premiering in Japan this August. 5/5 

2- Decision

Decision kicks off in a different way than the previous song. In this one we start off with a choir that then gives place to Taka‘s vocal work and to accompany him we have the guitar that is simple but perfect, ending up to complete the whole instrumental. The breaking in the tempo provided by the drums in the chorus was a good way to captivate the listener. In this track the highlight, without a doubt, goes to the mesmerizing drums, drawing our focus from the other instruments to the mighty rhythmic drums. 4/5 

3- Pieces of Me

Once again we have a different start to this song and this time Taka has the stage and spotlight all to himself. This track continues with solid guitar work that isn’t all that fast but still it’s entertaining and the drums are once again the focus of the song and the bass that is a little overshadowed by the rest of the instrumental is perceptible if one listens carefully. In this song and as if to break the tide, we have a guitar solo that even besides its quickness that might make us think that it was only for a fraction of time that it was on, was that good to catch our attention in a track marked by its mellowness. 4/5 

Final rating:     4 stars

In this single it is plausible to say that ONE OK ROCK are trying little by little to incorporate new elements and at the same time they’re trying to innovate here and there, as it is noticeable in this single. All the songs in this single were a good surprise in its own way, Mighty Long Fall because of the addition of the electronica and drum and bass elements, Decision with the constant tempo changes in the tempo provided to us by the drums and Pieces of Me with an acapela as the main dish. Overall this single was good and it proved us that besides remaining within the same genre, ONE OK ROCK still tries to improve their sound, still maintaining their quality releasing some pretty good tracks.

Mighty Long Fall / Decision is available for purchase on CDJAPAN for all overseas fans.

Author: Nadine Silva

Reviewer and News editor at The Hand That Feeds HQ since 2012. Based in Portugal. Translation graduate. Hobbyist piano player.

2 thoughts

  1. Thanks for the review. But, the song featured in the Rurouni Kenshin movie is “Mighty Long Fall” not “Decision” 🙂


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