FRONTIER -Into Eternal Space- XenonP

Name: FRONTIER -Into Eternal Space-

Producer: XenonP

Release Date: December 31, 2013

Vocaloid: Miku, Luka, Ren, Len, GUMI, & CUL

Statistics are from Vocadb!

Ah, the sweet smell of snot running down your face because you’re deathly sick and need a massive Compa shot… without her expired liquid. I personally feel really dehydrated right now. I know I’ve been out for some of you who actually come here, but I’ve been real… BLEH!!! With money troubles and sickness and death and my birthday and Christmas and new years and college crap and blah blah blah blah blah! I also got a temporary gig with MikuDB! I suggest going there for album reviews that I don’t do, like albums not on Amazon. That’s where I also get all my music!

Where for art thou money!? (>_<)

Overview: Xenon has a place in my heart by the way he arranges his songs. Power metal all the way in this album. Although, he could have let up on the time of some 15 minute long songs, but it was good measure I suppose. Also, almost every title has capital letters- I guess you’d have to scream if you listen to this type of music too loud like I did. This was a little gem I didn’t know about until I searched Amazon for “power metal” that I always love to listen to!

Tracklist: Massive Hick-up with the Info here!

  • LAUNCH ~ Mission into the Eternal Space
  • AKATSUKI
  • IES ~Shintenchi Sagashite~ Searching New Frontier
  • SAKIGAKE / SUISEI
  • SUPERNOVA
  • DAICHI
  • IKAROS
  • Swing-By (Miku’s Bonus Track)
  • TACHYON
  • KAGUYA
  • ETERNAL JOURNEY -FINAL FRONTIER-
  • KAGUYA (Radio Edit)
  • ETERNAL JOURNEY -FINAL FRONTIER- (Radio Edit)

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  • クロスフェードデモ(ダウンロードカード版ボーナストラック)
  • オーディオコメンタリー(ダウンロードカード版ボーナストラック)

 

Okay, I had some problems finding the real Tracklist. It seems that the digital is different from the CD. I have the CD, but Amazon has digital. Dilemma is an understatement.

Emotion Rating: Look under the song titles in the “Detailed Review” to see Mr. Opinion Face’s emotion on the song. Plus, if there is a “Sawbat Approved” Icon, the song is top notch as mine and Sawbat’s favorite of the album- we have the same tastes.

Sawbat Approved:

Sawbat Approved

9-10: (⋂‿⋂) – Love It!

7-8: (•‿•) – Good!

5-6: (•~•) – Meh!

3-4: (•︵•) – Disappointment!

1-2: (╥﹏╥) – It Sucks!

Detail Review:

1) LAUNCH ~ Mission into the Eternal Space

Emotion: (•‿•) – Good!

Opening up the album is like an orchestra of intros. It’s really level and not too fast, but it does ignite a massive aura that the rest of the album presents. There is no singing, but that doesn’t change the awesomeness of it. I can tell that it’s best to listen to this album on crossfade because I think the vast Vocaloid cast goes through their calls of attendance. Imma listen to the crossfade on Windows to help along with Xenon’s intentions.

2) AKATSUKI

Emotion: (⋂‿⋂) – Love It!

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HOLY CRAP, we are not wasting any more time and shooting right into the space of intensity and speed at an astounding rate. But for speed power metal, it’s pretty good and very heart pounding. Miku is the only singer I hear. The riff is fast and, while not my favorite of the album, is really catchy if you can hum that fast. The intensity grows into the pounding storm and reminds me of the band DragonForce a little. What’s better is, Miku carries a high tune just like ZP Theart, the ex-lead singer of DrgonForce.

God, I love me some DragonForce. Through the Fire and the Flames- I’m surprised that the guitar doesn’t just all of a sudden erupt in flames. You know, an Asian man, Herman Li, is actually the guitarist for the British band. Back to Xenon!

3) IES ~Shintenchi Sagashite~ Searching New Frontier

Emotion: (•‿•) – Good!

Now, in this song he begins to pace himself, but it’s still kinda fast. Miku, I think, takes the vocals for this one. Sounds like a video game soundtrack from old intense Sonic games. This one is for the slower people who cannot handle the insane speeds until you get to the epic solo that defines the power speed metal genre.

4) SAKIGAKE / SUISEI

Emotion: (⋂‿⋂) – Love It!

The music is heavy with this one!

Sometimes you have to switch the vocals and form duets. Miku and Gumi, I believe, perform in the front, but I think Len’s in here somewhere. Sorry if I can’t tell the difference with my Vocaloids in Japanese because the little ticks in their voice is dependant of the artist. Through the middle, They start talking like in a space command center, like “Houston, we have a cutesy overload up here in the hull of the spaceship, over!” They don’t say that, but it’s all in Japanese and can’t tell a dang thang what the crap they’re saying.

5) SUPERNOVA

Emotion: (⋂‿⋂) – Love It!

Ambiance and a fast lead guitar with heavy beats of the drums and bass make this song fun to listen to. More power than speed, I mean that for both sound and genre, and that’s what I like about it. Another blazing solo has introduced itself after the Vocaloids start talking. A nice mix of slug and blaze in terms of the way you just can’t help but air guitar.

6) DAICHI

Sawbat Approved

Ooh, nice piano intro- and with Gumi nonetheless. This one is very slow and holds its own as a masterful ballad that shows that Xenon can get soft when he wants to. This song also has a slower guitar solo than the rest. Ah… just listening to Gumi’s voice just turns me into a fanboy! Slow, but very comforting to listen to!

7) IKAROS

Emotion: (⋂‿⋂) – Love It!

Starting with a guitar solo now are we? A Rin special… and a Godspeed one at that. Rhythm is like a candle in the wind, not blowing too strong to distort it too much, but just enough to create a balance that slays the demon of boring. This song is most certainly NOT boring if you took that the wrong way I meant. It get severely intense and wicked towards the end, and is not scared to jump out the spaceship and ride a comet!

Did this song review make any sense to you?

8) Swing-By

I couldn’t get my hands on this specific song, but it is in Amazon’s store!

9) TACHYON

Emotion: (•‿•) – Good!

DAY-YUM, this one has a bass to it, nearly imploded my speakers with the insane beat just about to shatter everything in my room, including the walls. I have to admit that the bass does overshadow the Vocaloid singing, can’t really hear her!

10) KAGUYA

Emotion: (•‿•) – Good!

12 minutes long and a slow one! Slower than DAICHI! It’s got power, but it’s not something you want to listen to when you have a short time to listen.

HOWEVER! On the halfway mark the intensity skyrockets. But then it goes back down into shallow skies. I give this a “(•‿•)” Score because of time.

11) ETERNAL JOURNEY -FINAL FRONTIER-

Emotion: (•‿•) – Good!

18 minutes and a lot of talking that I don’t understand. Although, throughout the song, there are some good beats that seem to introduce more story. I do wish to know what they are saying because the alarm went off on their spaceship and I really want the story- if anyone can translate…

Please, I will post it here if you can.

Unfortunately, there is a massive mistake across the internet about this album. KarenT, the label, has 13 songs, Amazon has 13 song- but are different, Vocadb has 11, and I personally have the KarenT version without the bonus song Swing-By, making my personal list 12. I’m confused up from track 11. I’m sorry about that. I wish I could sort this in a way to rate all songs, but I am tight on cash and only have the CD version that Amazon doesn’t sell- or I don’t think!

Quickie Review:

9 out of 10 (for my tracklist)

Emotion: (⋂‿⋂) – Love It!

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4 thoughts on “FRONTIER -Into Eternal Space- XenonP”

  1. Upon loading this article I first thought this was about Japanese anime. Does this music have any connection with the world of Japanese anime? From my limited understanding, it seems that power metal is often associated with legends, fantasy, even some science fiction.
    Interesting breakdown and description of each song.
    Thanks for the review.

    1. Actually, yeah, It does have a connection in the Japanese culture and is very, very, VERY famous over there. From what I know, there is no Vocaloid anime, but some Vocaloid songs have been used in anime and JRPG’s. Akiba, the Japanese Market of these type of media, has many stores that cater to Vocaloid fans.

      And yes, this would have been a lot more interesting if was in english, or if I could understand Japanese. Xenon P really does like epical writings. He has an album called the DIVINE Comedian that I am going to review one of these days!

      And thanks for your thoughts! o(*^–^*)o

  2. I have to confess I am a bit of a hard rock/metal fan myself and have a few band favorites.

    I have never heard of these though and found myself captivated when i fell across your information here.

    I will see if I can locate some excerpts to listen too first and If i like it I will come back and buy it from your Amazon store.

    Thanks 🙂

    Chris

    1. Thank you! I really do appreciate the notion! Vocaloid is so versatile that it can be used for anything with a voice. In Japan, they used one of them for political speeches, but then got sued because of copyright infringment! Some bands like Imprisonment of Character, use human and vocaloid vocals with rough passion in the music. And thank you again, Chris!

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