*Note: This song is actually the ending theme for the series. Ignore this note if it has been changed on the MAL synopsis for the page.
Finally, the legend himself has made yet another appearance in the realm of anime. Marty friggin' Friedman, one of the instrumental forces behind Dave Mustaine's Megadeth as well as notably Cacophany and a solo career. The man, now a native of Japan since 2003, is also known for multiple collaborations with Japanese bands of multiple genres and covers of anime songs notably with the band Animetal USA with their DBZ and NGE theme's respectively.
As for the other two if
many do not know, KenKen is the well known bassist for Japanese alt metal band Rize and having done many collaborations globally. Meanwhile, Jean-Ken Johnny is the lead guitarist and one of the two lead singers for Japanese rock band Man with a Mission (MWAM). The band is noted for its blend of hard rock and dance-pop, as well as each member performing on stage wearing wolf masks.
With that background in mind, one is easily able to see the influence of all three in the song. Powerful lyrics from Jean-ken deliver over a quiet melody that develops into a strong blend of alternate metal with pop influences. To top it all off, we get a killer solo from Friedman only to be blasted back into the song's chorus for the remainder of the music video.
As for the video itself, its as you would expect of an AMV promoting the anime. The quality is nice and reflects that of the actual anime, yet any hint of the plot or characters is left in mystery as it should.
The enjoyment is well received. If you're a fan of the rock scene you'll appreciate this song, with an industry over-saturated with pop and synthesized music in the current year save some notable exceptions. Its a nice change of pace for the anime world, and it sets the mood for the anime that it was produced for.