暁Records – STILL HERE

Well, there are only so many Akatsuki Records songs left for me to cover!
After this, I count 7 songs. Not sure what I’ll write about after that!

This week’s song is STILL HERE.

STILL HERE is based off the Touhou track Phantom Ensemble. While the melody is the same, there’s a huge difference in tone. Phantom Ensemble is much more relaxed, and slower paced. While I like the melody, I think that Phantom Ensemble lacks that excitement that so many other Touhou tracks have.

But perhaps I feel that way because STILL HERE is such an upbeat, rockin’ song! Faster pace, dynamic sound, exciting tone. This is an excellent song! And the melody in the chorus is just perfect, I love how the song just explodes into it.

In addition I love the… I guess you could call it the transition from the bridge into the final chorus, that happens at 2:10. To get the upbeat chorus instrumental without the vocals in that moment is great, and I love the impact of that part of the song.

And of course this wouldn’t be an Akatsuki Records post if I didn’t mention how great the vocals of Stack are! They’re great, as expected.

All in all, I’ll give STILL HERE a 5 / 5 rating.
It’s short and sweet, but packs a punch with it’s great pace and energy.

Until next time,
Thanks for reading!


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