Sound — 8
I liked the way the band sounded when I first heard the song "Obscure" off of this album. It's got kind of a heavy Coal Chamber-ish sound but with a Japanese/goth/visual kei feel. With the throbbing drum beats and heavy, screeching guitars, and dark vocals this record is perfect if you're into that kind of thing.
Lyrics — 9
You probably won't understand most of the lyrics because they're all in Japanese unless you know the language but the sounds are dark, evil sounding some are growly and some are not, but they both fit with the music well and have kind of an almost deathmetal taste to them.
Overall Impression — 8
Besides the Japanese, Die En Grey, this album in particular, has a very bassy Coal Chamber, Mushroomhead or somewhat Korn-ish fell to the music but better. It has a Dark, macabre theme that gives it a sort of gothy feel, which is probably why it attracs the more goth, EGL, and visual kei types. I love the fact that even though Vulgar has a reconiseable sound to the music, it has it's own feel and darkness to it. It's worth checking out and buying if youre into Jrock, big bassy-ness, dark, somewhat evil macabre music.