You outside my window all day long.
I'm not sure about if I like their new sound. I mean, in some songs is too generic, I preffer the old fuzzy and sad sound, but I accept that they've evolved. Nice to hear them again :D
Yeah, the majority of the new album sounds like generic J-rock to me. Some songs are growing on me, but "like" is probably the most I'll feel for them. The Long Goodbye EP was my favorite release last year, and I still listen to it a lot. The songs there just showcased great songwriting and just had more depth. I am cool with changing things up like on "Chronostatis," but most of the album seems like a wrong direction.
I don't like the new album much based on my first few listens. BUT.... あるゆえ might be the best track they've ever done. Beautiful track, I love the backing vocals and Sato's singing in the last 2 minutes at the song's climax is astounding. I also dig Chronostasis a lot, but the rest of the album is leaving me unimpressed so far.