9mm Parabellum Bullet’s Supernova / Wanderland
“Supernova”. The term fits so well when describing 9mm Parabellum Bullet. The aptly-titled track is one half of a single that drops May 21st.
The lastest release from the explosive rockers is titled Supernova / Wanderland . As the name and forwardslash suggest, Supernova / Wanderland is a double a-side single (ä¸¡Aé¢ã‚·ãƒ³ã‚°ãƒ«), including two killer singles for the price of one.
The dynamic quartet of vocalist/guitarist Sugawara Takuro (è…åŽŸå“éƒŽ), guitarist Taki Yoshimitsu (æ»å–„å……), bassist Nakamura Kazuhiko (ä¸æ‘å’Œå½¦), and drummer Kamijou Chihiro (ã‹ã¿ã˜ã‚‡ã†ã¡ã²ã‚) are well established and rightfully so. Their music may sound all over the place — as they are when on stage — but it maintains a catch and is extremely well composed.
Beginning with a bang, “Supernova” charges aggressively until the end. The song’s ferocity is matched by the dual guitars and Sugawara Takuro’s crisp vocals. While instruments cool down during the verse, Sugawara’s singing provides continuity — until the climatic conclusion.
The second, Wanderland makes a more conspicuous use of distortion and is a exhibition of vocal harmony.
The release may not be as captivating as some the band’s previous efforts though. The intricacies and nuances of tracks like “Psychopolis”, “Termination”, and the like can beguile fans and non-fans alike. There’s a lot here but it doesn’t sound as profound.
Any given song by 9mm Parabellum Bullet is all but guaranteed to fire the listener up and Supernova / Wanderland delivers a double punch to the gut. Those punches feel so good.
Watch the PV for “Supernova” :