© 2015 Lawrence Tuczynski
All info and cover scan courtesy of John Emmons
|Title:||Kamen Rider Drive Original Soundtrack|
|CD Label:||Avex Entertainment Inc.|
|Music by:||Kotaro Nakagawa and Shuhei Naruse|
|Number of tracks:||53|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||April 15, 2015|
October 14, 2015
Review by John M Emmons
Kamen Rider Drive originally aired from October 5, 2015 to September 27, 2015, the latest installment in the Kamen Rider franchise. As the name implies, the theme for the armors and gimmicks of this hero is cars. Like cars, the music for this series is fast and loud.
The album opens with several pulse-pounding pieces. The electric guitar comes to the forefront on these songs and is used prominently throughout the album. In contrast to the rock elements are the more brass intensive tracks that involve Detective Shinnosuke Tomari and the Special Investigations Division. These songs have a vibe that reminds me of '70s cop shows.
This is a very comprehensive collection of music from the series. It is not something you'd likely listen to on a quiet Sunday afternoon. This music is best appreciated while driving, jogging, or any similar activity. It will really "start your engine!"
Kamen Rider Drive Original Soundtrack (AVCD-93123)