It’s yet ANOTHER Macross Frontier soundtrack, but this time it’s a vocal collection. What does that mean? It’s pretty much rehashing all of the songs found in Macross Frontier with a few extra goodies thrown in. If you already have the first two, then this one (in my opinion) is pretty worthless. Sure, there are some interesting new renditions combining May’n and Megumi’s voices, but it’s still the same old song and dance. There’s about…six different versions of ‘Aimo’. SIX. Are you serious? Even I got sick of that song already…
Three songs do strike my attention though:
- Infinity #7 – ‘Infinity’ with a duet between the two main vocalists. Somehow it works a lot better for me with Megumi contributing her voice in certain sections. It’s not as rough as before.
- Diamond Crevasse 50/50 – Megumi gets a chance at my favorite song of the series, but she lacks the power that is found when May’n sings it. It’s as if she were going through the motions (maybe she was, considering how many times this had to be sung), whereas May’n actually sounded like she was opening her soul, if that makes any sense.
- Haha to Ko Ranka no Aimo – Yes, one of the new Aimo renditions. However, Sakamoto Maaya’s voice gives a nice contrast to this song, and makes it much more…peaceful. It’s overplayed, but this is the best version, in my opinion. However, Sheryl’s version isn’t bad either…it’s just more haunting than anything else.