abingdon boys school – HOWLING

“HOWLING” by abingdon boys school is the OP theme for Darker than Black: -Kuro no Keiyakusha- (Darker than BLACK -黒の契約者-), and I think the song was tailored specific for the anime. That doesn’t mean that the song is bad, but that it suits the show perfectly.

Seriously, if the spoken words in the beginning of the song isn’t clue that the song is for Darker than Black, the lyrics also seems to be written with the dark mood of a Keiyakusha in mind. The song is very catchy and I found myself liking it the first time I heard it as the OP of the anime.

Here are the spoken words at the beginning:

The night sky full of cries
Hearts filled with lies
The contract, is it worth the price?
A soul pledged to the darkness
Now I’ve lost it
I know I can kill
The truth exists beyond the gates

Actually, I found myself more taken by the b-side track, “NERVOUS BREAKDOWN” more than “HOWLING”. Most likely it’s because of the more “rock” feel that “NERVOUS BREAKDOWN” gives, and that the guitar and drums work on the song is better, IMHO. However, both tracks are pretty darn good, and frankly I found them much preferable than the TMR songs. Well, okay, this isn’t TMR, but with the same singer, I just can’t help but compare them.

Rating: 4/5

歌詞 / Lyrics:

HOWLING

塞がれた瞼から 流れ出した涙
繰り返し蝕まれる 理性と血の欠片

I don’t want anything anymore
(暴き出す感情が around Turn round)
I don’t feel the way as before
(Gang Bang Son of a gun)

絡めた ふたつの胸の隙間で
欲しがるだけの 乾いたこのカラダが

汚れた指先で 夜を注ぎ込んで
千切れるまで 君を抉じ開けて
浅い眠りの中 剥がれた想いが軋む
何もかも今は 全て消し去れたら

Sun will rise Close your eyes
Downfallen (Fallen) Falling
Hold inside
Just HOWLING in the shadows

絶え間なく 降りしきる 雨に打たれながら
しがみつく その背中に 深く爪を立てた

I don’t need anything anymore
(No one else can take my place)
I don’t see the way as before
(I’ve been lost without a trace)

誰かの 触れた夢の続きを
遮る様に 閉ざしていたココロが

汚れた指先で 何度も抱き合って
宛て度なく君を 手繰り寄せて
淡い記憶がまだ 残した痛みに滲む
手に入れたものが 全て過ちでも

失う度に 覚醒てゆくチカラで

汚れたこの翼が 夜を注ぎ込んで
千切れるまで 君を抉じ開けて
浅い眠りの中 剥がれた想いが軋む
何もかも今は 全て消し去れたら

Sun will rise Close your eyes
Downfallen (Fallen) Falling
Give me sight to see inside
I’m calling
Take a bite night by night
Downfallen (Fallen) Falling
Hold inside
Just HOWLING in the shadows

NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Tell me why, you never gonna take the ride,
Don’t know why, you never gonna stay in sight,
I just wanna know what the hell is goin’ down

What can I do to make you feel right,
What kinda fool if I make you cry,
Give me a break!
You’d better change your stupid ways,
Before I go away

I just wanna hold you tight,
I just wanna feel your sigh,
Wanna be with you tonight,
So baby, don’t let me down
I know how to satisfy,
I know you want me tonight,
Never show me what’s inside,
You cause my nervous breakdown…

Time is right, I’m gonna get you play’ high
It’s alright, I’m gonna get you shinin’ bright,
Really wanna know what the hell you’re feelin’ now

What can I do to make you feel right,
What kinda fool if I make you cry,
Give me a break!
You’d better change your stupid ways,
Before I FADE away

I just wanna treat you right,
I just wanna see your eyes,
Wanna kiss you through the night,
So baby, don’t let me down
I know how to satisfy,
I know you want me tonight,
Never show me what’s inside,
You cause my nervous breakdown…

You drive me crazy,
Soon I will make you down…

Tell me why, you never gonna take the ride,
Don’t know why, never gonna stay in sight,
Give me a break!
You’d better change your stupid ways,
Before I go away

I just wanna hold you tight,
I just wanna feel your sigh,
Wanna be with you tonight,
So baby, don’t let me down
I just wanna treat you right,
I just wanna see your eyes,
Wanna kiss you through the night,
I know how to satisfy,
I know you want me tonight,
Never show me what’s inside,
You cause my nervous breakdown…

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3 Responses to “abingdon boys school – HOWLING”


  1. 1 bj0rN June 12, 2007 at 10:53 am

    i kinna typed out the lyrics out before the official one was out but never managed to translate it to English. rofl

  2. 2 Ray June 29, 2007 at 10:27 am

    honestly, i dislike their PV

  3. 3 Shelley July 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few
    of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I
    think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.


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