Whether you know him as the former lead vocalist for Japanese visual kei rock band Malice Mizer or anything else, Gackt Camui is as much a vastly talented composer as he is a brilliant singer. While not his official solo debut, Mizerable was the first release this charismatic, unassuming young man dished out. By EP standards, it is indeed fantastic; but in the case of recordings, the offering will make one who confronts its presence both exhilarated and touched. If you ever browse through a dictionary just to find the term "perfect", then a picture of Gackt will undoubtedly accompany the word. Whilst there is only four tracks presented on Mizerable, the emotional weight and songwriting tactics for each of them are far more than meets the eye. Honestly, if you feel nothing after getting dragged away by the amazing utilization of a piano in the number "Lapis", then it would appear you've not a soul that's worth any ounce of sympathy - and there's a part of me that really doesn't care how mean-spirited that sounded. I have yet to gaze upon Mars and I already found this mini-album a phenomenal ferris wheel. Gackt has this effect on people, maybe?
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