This post is an entry to the 30 Week Anime Challenge series of posts.
I want to take this opportunity to share my favorite insert song (OST with lyrics) of all time!
Guilty Crown was not my cup of tea, but I loved the animation and the music. There was this track which was always played whenever Shu was using Inori’s weapon. It caught my attention at first, but with repetitive plays, it certainly got stuck in my head. After I got a copy of the anime’s OST, I couldn’t stop listening to it.
βίος <feat.Mika Kobayashi> by Sawano Hiroyuki
I initially thought the lyrics were somehow gibberish, just like how Kajiura-sensei did with her own compositions. But I was wrong, because they were in German. Even Germans found the pronunciation of the lyrics a bit odd.
Mika Kobayashi’s powerful vocals, the backup vocals all over the place, the prominent drumbeats that make me stomp my feet, and the guitar infused with electronic sounds created a piece that is now forever etched in my music charts. Sawano Hiroyuki, who has worked on GC, Attack on Titan, and Kill la Kill not so recently, may have similar sounding tracks today, but every track he has composed is so good to listen to. However, Bios still remains as one of the most remarkable songs and my top favorite in all anime he has composed for.