Opening of the Week: Red Fraction by Mell(Black Lagoon)
If there was ever a song to describe with the American colloquialism “going hard,” it would be this one. Black Lagoon not only offers us an action-packed thrill ride about a group of mercenaries but also provides the perfect opening to capture that same adrenaline filled adventure.
The opening of Black Lagoon is able to encapture a number of the show best elements: its high energy bombast, Its mostly serious vibe, and its bloodlust. In Fact, you can see this in its opening lines. “I had a big gun, I took it from my lord.” An affinity for violence and no respect for authority, all wrapped up in one song.
A lot of the song’s edge also comes from its music. In hindsight, an electro-rock song with singer mell behind the mic was an extremely good choice. A higher than average tempo mixed with a low-fi electronic mix and guitars makes this an opening you will want to add to any playlist.
What do you guys think of Red Fraction? Do you like it? Hate it? Not really your thing? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!