Impish Crow continues to slowly mature into a powerful rock outfit, this time around fully embracing an exciting brand of punk-pop in “RAM”.
Title: DIG-ROCK ―dice― Type：IC×HR Label: TEAM Entertainment Inc. Release date: 23/06/2021 Genre: Punk-Pop
1 - はじめの一歩、そしていま 2 - なんでだろう？ 3 - 隣にいるから大丈夫 4 - リベンジしよーぜ！ 5 - そんなの当たり前だ 6 - RAM [NEW Impish Crow SONG] 7 - インクロとハウロ 8 - ぜったいに譲らない
6 – RAM
Impish Crow kicks off this song with intense guitar riffs paired with a deep bassline. The pacing is slow in the verses, picking up in the chorus but it never gets too extravagant in that department.
This approach to their sound, putting the guitars at center stage while focusing on having an intense punk-rock/pop-punk sound, is a nice twist to their powerpop formula and, once again, shows maturity from the band (something that is going on since “Updraft“).
The pre-chorus ventures towards that territory and the chorus is pure pop-up fun, counting with a comfortable pounding beat and a punchy bassline on top of it all off.
Guitar work for this song is really strong, yet simple. I find it to be easily one of the highlights of this track, however, what stroke me as interesting was Yuma Uchida’s performance.
Perhaps you’re familiar with his singing skills and style outside of this project but it’s still worth mentioning that Impish Crow has been changing its sound with each release, going for darker, more intense rock performances, and Uchida adapts with a lot of ease to those changes, which, while expected, is still impressive.
Uchida tackled this refreshing brand of pop-punk – less energetic than the band’s usual sound – and completely ace his performance.
DIG-ROCK ―dice― Type：IC×HR is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.