RUBIA Leopard “Chained to You” (Review)

RUBIA Leopard bring out a groovy and alluring rock sound for their 2nd release, Chained to You.

Title: DIG-ROCK RUBIA Leopard Vol.2
Label: TEAM Entertainment Inc.
Release date: 27/11/2019
Genre: Rock

Tracklist:

1 - 新たなオファー
2 - 日常の延長線で
3 - 揺らぎ
4 - 停滞からの前進
5 - ロックバンドの第一歩
6 - Chained to You
7 - 相思相愛

Track analysis:

6 – Chained to You

A groovy slap bass line takes over as slow tempo, splashy drums and alluring guitar riffs make their entrance. Sliding guitar riffs and simple hi-hat + bass drum beat shape the suggestive verses, making the song exude a forbidden, alluring vibe. The chorus is rather simple with the guitars exploring tones and pedals to create the slightly overdriven and sliding fun that is this song.

This time around the vocals are simple, requiring much less vibrato from Makoto Furukawa, instead focusing his technique into adding a funky yet dangerous touch to this song. A nice change of pace for the band but it is already starting to form a kind of pattern. With RUBIA Leopard being comfortable in slow tempo rock tunes instead of shredding like crazy. Fun song and all rounded performance make this song yet another solid entry.

Final rating:

DIG-ROCK branches out from the drama CD series MintLip. This is a mixed media project that incorporates music with drama CDs. To get to know more about this project please refer to THIS article.

RUBIA Leopard is a popular rock band fronted by AKANE (CV: Makoto Furukawa), with guitarist KURONO (CV: Kaito Ishikawa), bassist MASHIRO (CV: Takuya Sato) and drummer HAIJI (CV: Natsuki Hanae).

DIG-ROCK RUBIA Leopard Vol.2 is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.

DIG-ROCK RUBIA Leopard / Drama CD (Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Takuya Sato, et al.)
Drama CD (Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Takuya Sato, et al.)

Author: Vanessa Silva (midorin)

The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Metalhead. Gamer. Based in Cascais, Portugal. Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" was the catalyst to start writing about male seiyuu music.

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