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9mm Parabellum Bullet’s Supernova / Wanderland

May 20 2008

“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 (両A面シングル), including two killer singles for the price of one.

The dynamic quartet of vocalist/guitarist Sugawara Takuro (菅原卓郎), guitarist Taki Yoshimitsu (滝善充), bassist Nakamura Kazuhiko (中村和彦), and drummer Kamijou Chihiro (かみじょうちひろ) 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” :


Buy Supernova / Wanderland by 9mm Parabellum Bullet


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    10 years ago (#)

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  • kururin

    10 years ago (#)

    Nice review. And may I point out that Wanderland is the OP tune for new Production IG series RD Sennou Chosashitsu, and it rawks ;D

  • Shay

    10 years ago (#)

    Thanks kururin! In that case, it makes a cool theme :)

  • bu

    10 years ago (#)

    I love this song!!!! \(^o^)/ I have been looking for lyrics and tabs on the net but couldnt find anything, so anyone has them? (-A – )?

  • Shay

    10 years ago (#)

    Hi bu! Yeah it is a really good song ^-^. I haven’t been able to find the tabs but I found the lyrics (in Japanese) HERE. Good luck!! :)

  • ChaotiX66

    9 years ago (#)

    I didn’t know much about 9mm Parabellum Bullet before. I got caught by their tune from the OP of RD Sennou Chosashitsu (Real Drive) which was a truly fantastic anime! Thanks for the review! Really made me wanna hear more! See the anime if you get the chance!

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