gackt mainReleasing for the second time this year, GACKT makes now his return with yet another amazing single. 暁月夜-DAY BREAKERS is his 45th single release until the moment and precedes P.S I LOVE U that was really good so I think it’s fair to say that we can expect a great single this time as well. 

The single is available in two editions: regular and CD+DVD.


Single: 暁月夜 -DAY BREAKERS-
Label: Nippon Crown
Release Date: 1/10/14
Genre: J-rock


暁月夜 -DAY BREAKERS- (Orchestra Ver)
暁月夜 -DAY BREAKERS- (-Instruments-)
暁月夜 -DAY BREAKERS- (Orchestra Ver -Instruments-)

Track by track analysis


Kicking of only with the piano and then adding the rest of the instrumental, 暁月夜 -DAY BREAKERS- shows us from the beginning that it is a much more melodic song than one would’ve thought. GACKT starts singing with his powerful vibrato  mixed with the piano just makes one get goosebumps while listening to the track. When we reach to the chorus the once melodic and slow song turns into one that has a little more of rock elements making us remember of 白露-HAKURO- with the buildup that explodes in the chorus in this both songs. This is without a doubt the type of song that brings out the full potential of GACKT‘s vocals. After a chorus with guitars and drums that stand out, the instrumental of this piece until the end will have those elements incorporated in it as well as shakuhachi bringing this song together almost making the listener remember an of samurai. 5/5 

Final Rating: 5 stars

This single is without a doubt one of the best GACKT has ever released, 暁月夜 -DAY BREAKERS- is just one of his most beautiful songs that makes a fan really remember 白露-HAKURO- which had a similar construction of the instrumental or like Sakura, Chiru… that had the shakuhachi incorporated in it as well and turned out as an amazing track, once again I have to say this type of songs are the perfect one to bring out the full potential in GACKT‘s vocal work, especially when he has such a beautiful vibrato that make one just melt with every note he sings. 暁月夜 -DAY BREAKERS- has an orchestra version and trust me, it is definitely worth listening to, it takes the word grandiosity to a whole other level. This single is definitely a proof that we can expect great things in the future regarding GACKT‘s next work.

暁月夜-DAY BREAKERS is available for purchase on CD/JAPAN 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.