For a while I really was quite fond of D'espairsRay. They had a couple of interesting albums (MIRROR was undoubtedly one of my faves from last year) and I applauded when they released the controversial single "Squall" which marked the advent of a more radio-friendly D'Ray.
Sadly, this style has stuck. "Kamikaze", like the last single "Brilliant" is just another paint by numbers D'Ray song and unfortunately, is another one that lacks the bite of songs like "TRICKSTaR" and "Screen". Is it too much for a less formulaic approach. Sure the filtered vocals are a nice touch but its just another release to put on the "meh" pile. Good, but uninspired and ultimately forgettable.
But hey, at least the cover artwork is outstanding.
Verdict: *** (3/5)