暁Records – KILLOVE FIREPROOF

You’re in for a treat folks, more 暁Records!

This week’s song is in a similar vein to a previous song that I’ve written about, which was 少女救世論 (Girl’s Salvation Theory). In other words, it’s a step away from some of the wacky songs I’ve posted, and a step back to something with more power / emotion – KILLOVE FIREPROOF. It that name doesn’t scream passion, I don’t know what does.

KILLOVE FIREPROOF is based off of my personal favourite Touhou track! The original Touhou song is Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess. This is a classic Touhou track, and I can say that because I actually knew this one before writing this. It might not actually be a “classic”, but I’m going to say it is anyways, despite not having played the games (yet?).

Like many Touhou tracks, Lunatic Princess has this feel that I’ll describe as “organized chaos”. Very fast paced but everything fits together and flows perfectly.

KILLOVE FIREPROOF takes that feel and completely disregards it. Immediately you can tell that this Akatsuki Records interpretation had a different direction in mind. Feels much slower, but more powerful. Same vocalist as Girl’s Salvation Theory too, and she doesn’t pull any punches on these lyrics either. A lot of passion / power in there, especially the very end where she belts out KILLOVE FIREPROOF!

While I enjoy what Akatsuki Records did with this song, part of me would have liked to hear something a little more energetic. Call it an attachment to the Touhou track, Lunatic Princess.

My one other issue with KILLOVE FIREPROOF is that it doesn’t feel as passionate as Girl’s Salvation Theory. Maybe this is an unfair comparison, but when you consider that both songs are going for that slower paced, powerful style, I think it’s fair to say that Girl’s Salvation Theory did a better job of it. Both songs have the same vocalist as well.

So in the end, while I think KILLOVE FIREPROOF is an enjoyable song, I do think it falls short when compared to Girl’s Salvation Theory, and Lunatic Princess. That said, it’s an Akatsuki Records song, and you all know these ratings don’t really mean anything, so I’ll give it a 4 / 5.


You can see my other Akatsuki Records posts here.

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.


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