Makai Senki Disgaea 3 Special Privilege Makai Theme Song Collection ~Devil label~

 

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Review by · August 30, 2008

this “privilege” single came alongside preorders of the Japanese release of Disgaea 3. NIS America also packaged this single with the North American release of Disgaea 3, for anyone who ordered the game direct from the Rosenqueen store. Included on this “Devil label” are the three opening songs from each Disgaea title. They come in their full, four-minute-ish form instead of the in-game two-minute-ish form.

“Lord Laharl’s Hymn” is a classic. It’s truly classic. It’s everything we’ve come to know and love about Tenpei Sato in one insane vocal track. Three cheers for Laharal!

Disgaea 2’s opening theme, “Sinful Rose,” is decidedly different from the opening themes of 1 and 3. It’s not silly. There’s something romantic about it: probably the violin part. The song is so well-composed, I could almost do without the vocals. But then, the vocal performance is excellent too, so it’s like a double win.

“Maritsu Evil Academy” uses the same group/choir vocal style as Lord Laharl’s Hymn, but the melody is unique. It sounds exactly like what you’d expect from an anime demon’s school. Mark up another point for Tenpei Sato!

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If you don’t own any of the OSTs or arranged albums from the Disgaea series, then this single is certainly a worthwhile addition to the collection. Otherwise, it’s just rehash material packaged in a convenient way for those who love the opening vocal tracks for the Disgaea series.

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Patrick Gann

Patrick Gann

Therapist by day and gamer by night, Patrick has been offering semi-coherent ramblings about game music to RPGFan since its beginnings. From symphonic arrangements to rock bands to old-school synth OSTs, Patrick keeps the VGM pumping in his home, to the amusement and/or annoyance of his large family of humans and guinea pigs.