(a night sky full of cries hearts filled with lies
the contract–is it worth the price?
a soul pledged to the darkness
now I’ve lost it, I know I can kill
the truth is just beyond the Gate)
I remember Darker Than Black as being this really cool action series with some awesome superpower/fantasy elements that sorta played out like a cop-drama. Much of the soundtrack is composed by Yoko Kanno, who as expected, delivers high-tier unique sounds and an OST that gets no complaints from me.
But the Abingdon Boys School is the band behind the insanely awesome opening theme that’s been tattooed on my mind ever since I first heard it in my earlier anime days. Always a super cool choice. It blew my mind as a teenager. And it still remains one of my favourite songs. Thrilling high tempo and screaming vocals. They killed it.
From Tokyo, Japan 2010
Their energy is really something spectacular. And I really dig the band’s style, which apparently harkens back to the 1980s hair-band era Van Halen and edgier ’90s rock outfits (such as Jane’s Addiction). Takanori Nishikawa totally owns the performance.
Just HOWLING in the shadows …