Dixanadu

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Dixanadu
Studio album by Moi dix Mois
Released March 28, 2007
Genre Gothic metal, industrial metal
Length 40:12
Label
Producer Mana
Moi dix Mois chronology
Beyond the Gate
(2006)
Dixanadu
(2007)
D+SECT
(2010)

Dixanadu is an album released by Moi dix Mois on March 28, 2007. It contains re-recordings of "Tentation" ("Last Temptation") and "Pessimiste" ("Neo Pessimist"), originally from the album Dix Infernal.

Style[edit]

The album features Gothic metal combined with traditional Japanese elements of song. The guitar riffs have been compared to those of Slayer. Another element are twin guitars with a tone shift of a fourth.[1]

Reception[edit]

The German Sonic Seducer magazine called the album a milestone of J-Rock and the dark culture in general. The reviewer noted also that the melody lines were more international than on the band's previous releases which would suit the European audience.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mana

No. Title Length
1. "Dispell Bound"   3:04
2. "Angelica"   5:00
3. "Metaphysical"   3:41
4. "Exclude"   3:40
5. "Last Temptation"   4:17
6. "Immortal Madness"   1:22
7. "Neo Pessimist"   3:48
8. "Xanadu"   4:44
9. "A Lapis Night's Dream (SE)"   0:28
10. "Lamentful Miss"   3:48
11. "Lilac of Damnation"   4:08
12. "Sacred Lake (SE)"   1:35

Versions[edit]

  • A limited edition containing instrumental versions of all 12 tracks was available for pre-order through the Midi:Nette online store until August 20 2007. It was being manufactured on an order only basis, though was also available during the European 2007 tour. It includes a "Matin" game, (Mana's cartoon alter-ego), and various desktop tools.
  • A strictly limited to 499 copies LP was made available in Europe.
  • A 2CD version containing the single "Lamentful Miss" was also made available in Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Duchateau, François (2007). "Moi Dix Mois: Dixanadu". Sonic Seducer (in German) (6). Archived from the original on 1 February 2014.