CD Review :: SID - NOMAD
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3) Glass no Hitomi
6) Butterfly Effect
8) KILL TIME
9) Rasen no Yume
10) Futsu no Kiseki
NOMAD is SID's 5th album & it was released last month on 6th Sept .
SID's last album release was 2014's OUTSIDER . NOMAD includes 3 singles that were all released this year .
All songs in SID's new album were written by vocalist Mao . 6 songs were composed by bassist Aki except for :
- Glass no Hitomi , Butterfly Effect & Teoin ; composed by drummer Yuya
- KILL TIME ; composed by guitarist Shinji
Kicking things off is the 1st new album track that shares the same title as the record and NOMAD (the song) is a great empowering uplifting opening no. .
XYZ is a straightforward upbeat Rock song and it's also the shortest track in NOMAD , just under 3 mins .
Glass no Hitomi is SID's 21st single & it was used to promote the anime movie Kuroshitsuji Book of the Atlantic . On Glass no Hitomi , Mao commented , "We produced the music & lyrics as if we were creating the worldview of Kuroshitsuji together with the movie ."
Snow & Shitsuke are the next 2 album tracks that follow suit . Snow is a laidback mid tempo song while Shitsuke is an outright aggressive track so both no.s are complete opposites of each other .
Butterfly Effect was SID's 22nd single & the single was 1 of the rare instances where there was no B-side/s available (same with their past singles such as hug , White tree) .
Teoin is the only album track that was composed by drummer Yuya & it's also 1 of my favourite new songs in NOMAD as it's quite a cool intriguing no. .
Similarly , KILL TIME is the only song in the album that was composed by guitarist Shinji . I wished this track had a lot more stronger Jazz Bossanova influence as the introduction was promising but that was only quite subtle .
Rasen no Yume is SID's 23rd single & it was used as the opening theme song for the Shoukoku no Altair anime .
Prior to the release of NOMAD , Rasen no Yume was the latest single release from SID .
Concluding things in NOMAD is Futsu no Kiseki . NOMAD (the song) is a great album opening track & it only makes sense to get a good closing no. which's what I felt towards Futsu no Kiseki .
It's quite surreal that it has been so long since SID last released a new studio album as the last few years bassist Aki unexpectedly was the 1st from the group to release solo music , followed by vocalist Mao .
On 1st look , 10 songs in NOMAD doesn't seem a lot but I feel most of the new material is quite good and it's very evident Aki has a flair for composing as all the while , he tends to compose a considerable amount of songs in SID's discography unlike Shinji and/or Yuya .
Also in SID's past studio albums , they don't have the tendency to include instrumental interlude tracks which can be a good or bad thing .
Some might feel shortchanged regarding NOMAD but I personally have no problems with the album as for once , I actually like the album tracks more than the single songs to a certain extent which doesn't happen that often .
That said , I hope I wouldn't need to wait for another 3 years for SID to release another new album once more .