RPGFan


Super Robot Taisen JAM Project Songs

[back cover]
Catalog Number: LACA-5845
Released On: September 26, 2008
Composed By: Masashi Chizawa, Yohgo Kohno, Hironobu Kageyama, Kenichi Sudo, Masami Okui
Arranged By: Kenichi Sudo, Yohgo Kohno, TRY FORCE, Ikuo, Junpei Fujita
Published By: Lantis
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Buy this CD from Play-Asia
Tracklist:

01 - Steel Messiah (Super Robot Wars α Opening Theme)
02 - POWER (Super Robot Wars α Ending Theme)
03 - GO!! (Super Robot Wars IMPACT Opening Theme)
04 - Departure (Super Robot Wars IMPACT Ending Theme)
05 - SKILL (2nd Super Robot Taisen α Opening Theme)
06 - FOREVER & EVER (2nd Super Robot Taisen α Ending Theme)
07 - VICTORY (Super Robot Wars MX Opening Theme)
08 - The Earth's Promise (Super Robot Wars MX Ending Theme)
09 - GONG (3rd Super Robot Taisen α Ending Theme)
10 - Brother in faith (3rd Super Robot Taisen α Ending Theme)
11 - Rocks (Super Robot Wars OG: Original Generations Opening Theme)
12 - Portal (Super Robot Wars OG: Original Generations Ending Theme)
13 - Crest of "Z's" (Super Robot Wars Z Opening Theme)
14 - Cosmic Dance (Super Robot Wars Z Ending Theme)
Total Time:
74'43"

We at RPGFan have extensively tracked each and every JAM Project single from the Super Robot Taisen (Super Robot Wars) series. Now, JAM Project has released all of their SRT contributions, from A to Z (well, from "Alpha" to Z), in one handy collection. If you haven't collected the previous singles, but you enjoy the JAM Project sound, this is a great album to pick up!

If you're not familiar with JAM Project's style, take a listen to any of the audio samples. Basically, they're a rock band with multiple male and female vocalists, and they have defined what Japanese power rock ought to sound like. All you need is a lot of vibrato in your voice, a touch of Engrish lyrics, and common chord progressions, and you can quickly put together a Super Robot Taisen opening theme. Ending themes are basically the same, but softer. They are not just power rock songs, but power rock ballads.

I have some personal favorites on the disc, such as th ending theme for SRT MX (track 8), mainly because of the instrumentation. But JAM Project always does a great job with these theme songs. It's cheesy, sure, but it's the best kind of cheesy. The performances are impressive, and each song's length allows you to fully digest the song's melodic themes and motifs. And just look at those track titles. They just scream "epic."

It doesn't take long before you start singing along with these songs. And if you're not good at singing in Japanese, you can always jump in for the English lyrics. You know you're really hooked when you're shouting "I'VE GOT THE POWER OF LOVE!" alongside JAM Project whenever you get the chance. But even if you never reach that level of otaku-dom, you can still enjoy these songs. Again, if you don't own any of the singles, but you feel you could get into this kind of music, I highly recommend this particular album.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



Back




Coming Up on Twitch

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Oct. 2 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Skies of Arcadia Continues!
Every Monday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Star Wars: KotOR Continues!
Every Tuesday • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Continues!
Every Thursday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Final Fantasy Tactics Continues!
Every Saturday • 4pm PDT/7pm EDT

Featured Content
Final Fantasy XV at Abbey Road Special Feature
Final Fantasy XV at Abbey Road
Feature
Retro Encounter 18: Valkyria Chronicles - Final Thoughts
Retro Encounter 18: Valkyria Chronicles - Final Thoughts
Podcast Feature
Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain OST Review
Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain
Review
Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 3.4 Media Update
Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 3.4
Media Update
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Review
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
Review
Random Encounter 116: Demon Quest
Random Encounter 116: Demon Quest
Podcast
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter