True, but Kalafina's "genericness" can attributed to most of their ufotable Fate tie-in (well, most tie-ins from ttb onwards), with the notable exception of Manten. Almost everything pre-to the beginning was an absolute homerun though, which is VERY rare for any artist, let alone one handled by a single composer. Far on the Water I'd say is an underappreciated album, the weakest parts are by far the tie-in songs, but Gogatsu no Mahou, Usumurasaki, Musunde Hiraku, Monochrome and Sorairu no Isu are as strong as any previous Kalafina song. Certainly more inspired than anything on Parade.It's not unfair to use that album because I was addressing a post of Saber's, who had an "unpopular opinion" on that album. (And no, I was not trying to be a dick, it was just easier to use one set of songs as an example than singling out tracks from 80 Kalafina songs.)
To add to it, I was also responding to Saber saying that "not a single song since Kalafina's disbandment was half as interesting than your average Kalafina". I'm not even arguing that Kalafina had more diversity of songs across their entire run than PARADE - or even maybe all songs since Kalafina BUT outside of this album (and I guess wonderland), all post-Kalafina songs have been anime tieins and that comes with some level of generic that Kalafina absolutely objectively also shared and suffered from.
The "average Kalafina song" for me lies in the album-original material, because there's much more of it compared to their tie-ins, and all of them (even FotW) are B+ at worst (the ballads mostly), but generally fall in the A to S-tier (literally all of SH and RM, with AE and Consolation's Hikaru-led songs like Signal, DU and sandpiper).
I've heard this tossed around the forum but I have never found a version of it with just the song. The piano is very nice indeed, it's finally something different from what Kajiura usually does.We still wait for the full "fairy game" but it's certainly promising on the variety and quality meters.
Well I didn't know this existed. I didn't keep up with Fena so this is a nice surprise. Verses are really nice, but I could do without JUNNA's delivery and the key change (that for some reason has to be in every Kajiura anison ever).Edit: I guess I was in Sony mode and forgot "Taiyo no Kouro". I would also single it out in that post of mine above as a song I personally enjoy.