10:23 pm - 09/12/2019

IZ*ONE - 'Vampire' MV

source: official IZ*ONE

vocal processing still sounds poorly slapped together but the song itself is way better than "buenos aires"
lizanka23 13th-Sep-2019 03:12 am (UTC)
the music video reminds me of 4minute's volume up aesthetics wise but the song is no where near as good as volume up :/
vintage_boom 13th-Sep-2019 03:51 am (UTC)
This song really highlights how only one of them can sing well. Is that how voting turned out on the show or is this a terrible job by the producers?

They look good tho and I’m a fan of Halloween concepts in general

Edited at 2019-09-13 04:09 am (UTC)
figus204 13th-Sep-2019 06:38 am (UTC)
The first part of your comment kinda made me laugh since Yuri (the one that can actually sing) is the one member who ‘miraculously’ made it into the group (jumping from 18th to 3rd place). Perhaps they realized they needed a main vocalist? 🤔
blades_of_gory 13th-Sep-2019 10:42 am (UTC)
Eunbi, though...
vintage_boom 13th-Sep-2019 01:31 pm (UTC)
lol exhibit A in their voter manipulation case
juhli 13th-Sep-2019 06:59 am (UTC)
I think the group has decent vocals, the mixing makes them sound worse than they are
vintage_boom 13th-Sep-2019 01:29 pm (UTC)
I liked the vocals on La Vie En Rose but I guess generally the first singles from Produce groups are always well produced because they're done well beforehand (and in this case had CLCs guide tracks to sing to who have great vocalists). seems like producers are having trouble with finding their vocal sweet spot.
markama 13th-Sep-2019 04:45 am (UTC)
Ok not perfect let's say...
coyote_revolver 13th-Sep-2019 05:25 am (UTC)
Way better than Buenos Aires but that bar was very low already. I see Akimoto still dgaf about properly mixing vocals. Also, I wish the strings and piano instrumental (from the bridge) were more 'in front/louder' in the mix, they were really nice.

Where the heck are Nako and Chaeyeon in the video, though? :/

Edited at 2019-09-13 05:27 am (UTC)
jyushimatsu 13th-Sep-2019 06:10 am (UTC)
Good God, the “heEeeEy” parts
juhli 13th-Sep-2019 06:44 am (UTC)
Everything but the vocals sound so muted in a bad way...this sounds like it was recorded in the garage wth???? Their japanese debut song was so much better production wise, what happened.
At least the styling and music video departement are doing their jobs, the girls and the video look great!
gathyou 13th-Sep-2019 06:51 am (UTC)
Better than Buenos Aires but not better than Suki to Iwasetai
I don't get how blatant the production difference is between their Korean and Japanese releases. I mean, there's often a gap (even groups like GFriend where I enjoy the Japanese tracks sound slightly off), but IZONE's Japanese team really don't care. Some of these parts feel really shrill and the song could have been a lot better with adequate production?
They don't even have to add all the vocal layering kpop uses to make vocals sound more polished if they want to keep this "raw" feeling ; even the backing track seems off?
I guess I'm just miles off their audiance target
gathyou 13th-Sep-2019 06:53 am (UTC)
On the positive side, I love the styling, they look amazing. Choreo looks pretty interesting too!
dallinferno 13th-Sep-2019 07:15 am (UTC)
The mixing is so bad that even if the song was good, I wouldn't be able to listen to it because of that ... It's just really grating to the ear :/
dior_chic 13th-Sep-2019 09:46 am (UTC)
I listened to like 30 seconds of it. This sounds terrible.

Note to self: avoid their Japanese releases
synatri 13th-Sep-2019 11:01 am (UTC)
suki to iwasetai >>>>
seriously though, what in the world is that vocal processing?
weneedmedicine 13th-Sep-2019 02:15 pm (UTC)
this song was meant to be ignored and that’s exactly what i’m going to do!
kaykaydelight 13th-Sep-2019 03:07 pm (UTC)
Lmao your comments always kill me
kcaomei 13th-Sep-2019 02:17 pm (UTC)
this is one of the worst things i've ever heard... i couldn't even get through half the song before clicking out :(
dropthecrates 14th-Sep-2019 03:41 am (UTC)
this was very bad.
queenhinata 14th-Sep-2019 03:41 pm (UTC)
song's fine
snowphone 15th-Sep-2019 12:59 pm (UTC)
what fresh hell is this...
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