Soundtrack review: Burn My Dread: -Reincarnation: Persona 3-

As usual, legal work has taken away almost all of my time, and I spend most of the remainder drinking and being angry or depressed.  Not the healthiest lifestyle, to be sure.  But I’ve at least had time to listen to a few more albums I bought last month cover to cover.  And now I’m reviewing them over the course of the next week, because now this is apparently a video game music/figure review site.  Hell, I haven’t written a review for an actual game in probably over a year now.  What’s wrong with me?

Anyway, this CD is titled Burn My Dread: -Reincarnation: Persona 3-. I have to guess those stupid dashes are part of the title of this album of Persona 3 soundtrack remixes.  Otherwise why would they print them on the cover?

I don’t have much else to say about this album, actually.  It’s a Persona 3 remix album.  It only has twelve tracks, though, and I could easily leave more than half of them.  Not that any of the tracks on Reincarnation are bad, but most of them don’t get my blood flowing.  P3 already has a great soundtrack, and most of the remixes here are inferior to the originals.  I especially miss the whispery female French vocals in “Changing Seasons”.  I know it’s a remix, but for fuck’s sake guys.  It was the best part of the song.

Now for the good: The piano and vocal-only “Poem for Everyone’s Souls” is nice; so is the harder-edged “Battle for Everyone’s Souls”.  And I really like the smoother version of “Deep Breath Deep Breath”.  Even if I’m not the biggest fan of Lotus Juice’s rapping, it sounds all right here.  If you’re a huge fan of the music of P3, this album is worth getting, but… I don’t know.  Don’t pay too much for it, even though it’s an import and you will pay too much. At the price I bought it for, it gets a rating of 4.

Finally, I’ve got to make special mention of “When the Moon’s Reaching Out Stars”.  Not because the remix is that great, but because it keeps the lyric You gotta tell me your love came all over me.  It sounds dirty, doesn’t it?  The rest of the song doesn’t, but this one line does.  Maybe I’m just a pervert.

One thought on “Soundtrack review: Burn My Dread: -Reincarnation: Persona 3-

  1. Games can be a big time investment, so reviewing them is tough when someone has a full time job. Nothing wrong with switching to stuff like music and figures. There are many popular sites that cover those subjects.

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