I became a fan of the all-women visual kei band exist†trace in mid-2012 thanks to a post on the blog Tofugu introducing female metal bands. As far as I’ve seen, there isn’t one single website with good English translations of all of exist†trace’s songs; there are smatterings here and there of random tracks. It is my hope that one day Warped Frost will fill that void, at least for their more recent songs, namely the ones from the EPs/albums listed below. So, I will continue posting lyric translations as blog posts, and compile links on this page as I go. Also, miko often writes entries on her blog about specific songs; I will sometimes post translations of such blog posts along with the lyrics.
As with all translations on Warped Frost, please do NOT copy-paste my work into your website or any other website! If you want to link to a translation that’s fine, but I do not appreciate others submitting my work to other websites as if it were theirs to submit.
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.
Vanguard -Of the Muses-
Note: Archangel Diamond has apparently released a version of this album that comes with an English lyrics card. However, the translations presented here, most of them posted to this blog before AD made that announcement, are my own. I talk about this a little more in-depth in the post for “Feel.”
THIS IS NOW
ROYAL STRAIGHT MAGIC
The Only Garden
NEO JAPANESE HEROINE
POWER OF “ONE” (*This translation is of the “vocal retake ver.” from The Only Garden; but there’s no difference in the lyrics.)
Ray of Dawn (Japanese title: “Yoake no Hikari”)
Notes / Partial Update History
April 16, 2022: I probably should’ve started doing this way back when I started compiling links on this page back in 2014 or 2015, huh? Oh well.
Anyway, I changed the link for Archangel Diamond from the defunct fan club website (https: // archangel-diamond.com/) to their Twitter page. Likewise, I removed the link to the Tofugu post that introduced me to the band as it now yields a 404 message, but for the record, the URL was https: // w w w .tofugu.com/2012/05/12/japanese-metal-bands-are-for-girls/.