Review | Impish Crow “Be Ambitious!!”

Impish Crow

Impish Crow‘s exciting powerpop shines in Be Ambitious!!.

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.

Impish Crow is an indie rock band fronted by TSUGUMI (CV: Yuma Uchida) with guitarist TOKI (CV: Takuya Eguchi), bassist MITSURU (CV: Wataru Hatano) and drummer HIBARI (CV: Shinnosuke Tachibana).

DIG-ROCK -BREAK TIME- type:IC

Title: DIG-ROCK -BREAK TIME- type:IC 
Label: TEAM Entertainment Inc. 
Release date: 08/04/2020 
Genre: Powerpop

Tracklist:

1 - 温泉に行こう [DRAMA TRACK]
2 - いざ、出発! [DRAMA TRACK]
3 - インクロ御一行、到着 [DRAMA TRACK]
4 - 意外な登場人物 [DRAMA TRACK]
5 - 星空の下で [DRAMA TRACK]
6 - みんな一緒に楽しもう [DRAMA TRACK]
7 - Be Ambitious!!

Track analysis:

7 – Be Ambitious!!

The energy in the intro alone is a great indicator that we’re in for an exciting rock tune about adventures and challenges. It is youthful, fun and exudes a feel good vibe that is impossible to shake off even after wrapping up listening to it.

The overdriven guitar riffs and the powerful snary drums pick up the pace in the verses, taking the excitement into the explosive chorus. The instrumental flows incredibly well, with this sort of take on their powerpop sound being rather refreshing.

There are hints of punk-rock in the guitar and drums work, particularly noticeable in the verses. In the chorus their powerpop shines as the song opens its dynamics and develops into an upbeat rock track with insanely catchy pop lyrics.

On the vocal end, Yuma Uchida delivers a rather unique performance, straying a bit away from his usual singing tone to deliver a rather fresh performance.

All in all Be Ambitious!! is certainly the type of track to add to your travel / drive playlist.  Rock solid track by Impish Crow.

Final rating:5 stars

DIG-ROCK -BREAK TIME- type:IC is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.

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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