Apocalypse ~dirge of swans~
Not to be confused with Apocalypse.
Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～
Lyrics/Vocals: Yu Tokiwa
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD
Other Music Game Appearances:
- REFLEC BEAT colette -Spring-
- REFLEC BEAT plus MUSIC PACK 38
- REFLEC BEAT + KONAMI MUSIC PACK 36
- ポップンリズミン Zektbachパック1
Swans sing before they die Their songs resound throughout the sky And I drop a rose petal down the sea of blood and tears I keep praying Why do you feel nothing ? Why do you injured one another ? Why? Aggressive culture of despotism Why? You never win the cursed war Glory Decline Delusion Arrogance Silence Anger Silence Madness Now the fire has burnt out And what is left is built of ice This sounds like heaven I vaguely hear a moan of pain It's a solemn note
Close your eyes,keep silent Think about the reason you are born Look inward to learn the truth You're born to develop your soul Starry sky healed their minds The blue sea wrapped them with a generous mind Yet they repeat the same mistake many times Losing their reasons,like a beast The truth is only one "As you sow,so shall you reap" Swans sing before they die Their songs resound throughout the sky And I drop a rose petal down the sea of blood and tears I keep praying Why do you feel nothing ? Why do you injured one another ? Why? Aggressive culture of despotism Why? You never win the cursed war Do not you hear god's voice ? Without defiling my beautiful world I feel myself change into something very frightening Glory Decline Delusion Arrogance Silence Anger Silence Madness Gluttony Wrath Pride Sloth Corruption Envy Lust Greed Now the fire has burnt out And what is left is built of ice This sounds like heaven I vaguely hear a moan of pain It's a solemn note
Song Connections / Remixes
- A different arrangement of Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～, titled Apocalypse～memento mori～, appears in pop'n music 15 ADVENTURE.
- A long version of Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～, titled Apocalypse 罪狩りの聖女, appears on Zektbach's first album, The Epic of Zektbach -Ristaccia-.
- An orchestral version of Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～ by Osamu Kubota, titled Apocalypse, Avec Orgue, also appears on the same album.
- A piano arrangement of Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～ by Taro Makido, titled Apocalypse -罪狩りの聖女-, can be found on the The Epic of Zektbach -PIANO COLLECTION- album.
- This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
- Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～ marks Tomosuke Funaki's first use of his Zektbach alias in BEMANI in-game. He previously used this alias on Die Zauberflöte's song credits in the GuitarFreaks V & DrumMania V Soundtracks booklet.
- Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～ is the only Zektbach song in beatmania IIDX with a unique video that is not produced by MAYA.
- Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～ received a new BEGINNER chart in beatmania IIDX 17 SIRIUS.
- Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～ was added to REFLEC BEAT colette -Spring- on April 24th, 2013.
- On the REFLEC BEAT series, Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～' title was initially shown simply as Apocalypse. This was fixed on May 15th, 2013.
- Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～ is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from October 4th, 2017, after purchasing its NORMAL, HYPER, and ANOTHER charts with BITs.
- The BEGINNER chart was added with the launch of beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020). It can be unlocked with BITs.
- After being removed from the initial release of REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア, Apocalypse ～dirge of swans～ was revived on March 1st, 2018.
Song Production Information
Video Production Information
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
REFLEC BEAT to groovin'!! Upper difficulty rated from 1 to 10+, 1 to 13 in VOLZZA/VOLZZA 2, and 1 to 15 in 悠久のリフレシア.
ポップンリズミン difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD||-||5||9||10||-||5||9||11||-|
|beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD→16 EMPRESS||-||5||9||10||-||5||↓8||11||-|
|beatmania IIDX 17 SIRIUS→Present||1||5||9||10||-||5||8||11||-|
|beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS||※2||5||9||10||-||5||9||11||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||※2||5||9||10||-||5||8||11||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||5||9||10||-||5||8||11||-|
|beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE||1||5||9||10||-||-||-||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020)||1||5||9||10||-||5||8||11||-|
※ Denotes chart is different from the later BEGINNER chart (total notes: 202).
|REFLEC BEAT colette -Spring-→VOLZZA 2||3||6||9||-|
|REFLEC BEAT plus||3||6||9||-|
|REFLEC BEAT +||3||6||9||-|
|REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア||5||8||11||13|