Kalafina – believe

November 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM | Posted in Kalafina | Leave a comment

Kalafina – believe

1. believe
2. in every nothing
3. lapis
4. believe ~instrumental~

believe is the sixteenth single by Japanese group Kalafina, released on November 19, 2014.The title track was used as the ending theme for the anime series Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works].

believe almost started off as a winter themed song with its soft chimes in the background, until it all starts to take flight and it becomes more of a power song. Some parts reminded me slightly of to the beginning, it has about the same energy and I adored that song so this comparison is a good thing. The best Kalafina songs in my opinion combine two things: harmonic vocalizations and epic guitar driven music. Double check!

How lovely is the beginning of in every nothing, I love the strings combined with a soft swelling percussion in the background. Every once in a while, Kalafina releases an atypical epic track and this must be it for this release, it even has more power than the A-side if you ask me. Loved the electric guitar solo in the middle of the song and WAKANA nailed it with her vocals.

Darn, is that KEIKO opening lapis? She sounds amazing with higher pitched vocals than usual, so different. To balance the single, I already expected this last track to be on the softer side and it definitely is. The focus is entirely on the vocals, softly harmonizing with piano music in the background. Later on, an electric guitar gives a little edge to it, but it all stays in the ballad category. Seventh Heaven, anyone?

5 stars

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