Withering to Death.

Infobox Album
Name = Withering to Death.
Type = studio
Artist = Dir en grey


Released = March 9, 2005 (JP)
November 11, 2005 (EU)
May 16, 2006 (US)
Recorded = Studio Inning, Studio Fine, On Air Azabu, Studio Greenbird, Sony Music Studios
Genre = Rock music/Heavy metal music
Length = 51:14
Language = Japanese, English
Label = Free-Will/Sony Music Entertainment Japan (JP)
Gan-Shin (EU)
Warcon (US)
Producer = Dir en grey, Yoshinori Abe
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:fpfrxqwdld0e link]
* IGN (8.1/10) [http://music.ign.com/articles/697/697622p1.html link]
Last album = "Vulgar"
(2003)
This album = "Withering to Death."
(2005)
Next album = "The Marrow of a Bone"
(2007)
Misc = Singles
Name = Withering to Death.
Type = studio
single 1 = The Final
single 1 date = March 22 2004
single 2 = Saku
single 2 date = July 14 2004
Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = Album


Lower caption = American/European release

"Withering to Death." is the fifth studio album released by Dir en grey. Initially published in Japan on March 9, 2005 it later became the band's first album to be officially released in both Europe and North America. In June 2006, "Withering to Death." reached number 42 on "Billboard's" "Top Heatseekers" chart.cite journal
title = Top Heatseekers
publisher = Billboard Magazine
date = June 03, 2006
] Amazon.com included "Withering to Death." in their listing of "Top 10 Hard Rock & Metal albums of 2006".cite web
title = Dir en grey at the Mitch Schneider Organization
work = msopr.com
url = http://www.msopr.com/?q=node/2654&PHPSESSID=f3ac4fa3eadc1e423652590836368636
accessdate = 2007-11-17
]

The domestic American and European releases contain an additional DVD which features the video of either "Saku" (United States/United Kingdom), "Dead Tree" (Germany) or "Kodou" (France), along with "The Final", live compilations of "Merciless Cult" and "Machiavellism", and selected footage from "Tour 04 The Code of Vulgarism". A live version of the song "Merciless Cult" is featured on the "Family Values Tour 2006" CD compilation.

Track listing

tracklist
all_lyrics = Kyo
all_music = Dir en grey

title1 = Merciless Cult
length1 = 2:55

title2 = C
length2 = 3:30

title3 = Saku
note3 = nihongo2|朔 -Saku-
length3 = 2:57

title4 = Kodoku ni Shisu, Yueni Kodoku.
note4 = nihongo2|孤独に死す、故に孤独。
length4 = 3:25

title5 = Itoshisa ha Fuhai ni Tsuki
note5 = nihongo2|愛しさは腐敗につき
length5 = 4:15

title6 = Jesus Christ R 'n R
length6 = 4:00

title7 = Garbage
length7 = 2:49

title8 = Machiavellism
length8 = 3:16

title9 = Dead Tree
length9 = 4:50

title10 = The Final
length10 = 4:13

title11 = Beautiful Dirt
length11 = 2:33

title12 = Spilled Milk
length12 = 3:44

title13 = Higeki ha Mabuta wo Oroshita Yasashiki Utsu
note13 = nihongo2|悲劇は目蓋を下ろした優しき鬱
length13 = 5:08

title14 = Kodou
note14 = nihongo2|鼓動
length14 = 3:39

Personnel

* Yoshinori Abe – co-producer
* Tatsuya Sakamoto – recording, mixing, mastering
* Dynamite Tommy – executive producer
* Koji Yoda – art direction

References


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