GROWTH “Fushichou no Nebula” (Review)


GROWTH is back with the follow up to April’s stunning “FLOW AWAY“. This 6th single is part of the four part “ALIVE Growth Kachofugetsu Hen” series that both GROWTH and SOARA are doing at the moment (“Tori” series).

We’re reviewed this track and we were presented with something unexpected. Let’s take a look at that.


Single: 不死鳥のネビュラ (Fushichou no Nebula)
Label: Tsukino Pro
Release date: 24/06/16 
Genre: J-Pop


不死鳥のネビュラ-off vocal-

Track analysis:

1 -不死鳥のネビュラ

With a bright piano melody as the backdrop of this track, GROWTH pick up the mood set from “FLOW AWAY” for this single. This is a major track – its composition and the way the vocals were layed out bring out a grandiosity that will most likely baffle you. The verses are clean and simple, with a grand piano and some string parts as the complements for the vocal performances. Taking turns, each of the members stick to a mid-toned registry (for the verses only), raising the bar a little bit in the high tension chorus. As the instrumental progresses, its emotion grows to a point where everything explodes and everything is beautiful. The chorus. This chorus. Words can’t really do it justice but we’ll try.

The chorus literally chilled us. It’s of such a quality and intensity that we could be listening to this all day and not get annoyed or sick of it. The instrumental has strong celtic influences – easily noticeable on the chorus -, a genre that is particularly good at evoking feelings from the listeners, as it literally makes you one with the song, experiencing its grand scale instrumental and powerful lyrics/vocalization. The vocal performance in this specific part is refreshing, still packing a good punch of emotion to deal a lot of damage to the listener.

Do you want a good track to listen to when you’re playing an RPG? This is the deal.

Do you want to listen to a track with a pituresque touch? This is it.

Do you want to listen to a breathtaking track? Don’t waste time looking around for it.

GROWTH once again showed us a performance that stunned us. It’s impressive how they keep good songs come one after another. Vocally they are a strong unit with a lot more room for improvement. Instrumentally they don’t need to change. Ever. Just keep feeding us with these kinds of songs and we’re a happy bunch. Flawless and timeless.

Final rating:5 stars

不死鳥のネビュラ” is available for purchase on CDJAPAN for all overseas fans.

ALIVE Growth Kachofugetsu
Growth (Shunichi Toki, Yoshitaka Yamaya, Daiki Yamashita, Junta Terashima)


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Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).


  1. Hmm… Just wondering, why don’t you guys review SolidS’ Kachoufugetsu series? Aren’t they part of it as well?
    Iirc, for the flower theme, they use Lily. As for the bird theme, it’s the Canary bird

    • We only review the singles we actually buy. Unfortunately we don’t have the money to purchase every single from every series as this website doesn’t generate revenue. Either way, if we eventually purchase it, we’ll review it.

        • Thanks for visiting our website and we’ll do our best to review as much as we can 🙂
          Those reviews will be out in due time (we actually had someone that saw your comment and sent us SolidS canary and lily versions yesterday). Today, perhaps tomorrow, we’ll have both Soma Saito and Natsuki Hanae’s solos reviewed!

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