Dixanadu

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Dixanadu
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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)Beyond the Gate2006
Dixanadu
(2007)
D+SECT
(2010)D+SECT2010

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 tracks written 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). No. 6. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014.