Dum Spiro Spero
Dir en grey Dum Spiro Spero
Full-length studio album by Dir en grey
Format CD
Release Date August 3, 2011
Recorded in 2010-2011
Length 67:31
Genre Experimental metal, doom metal, technical death metal, black metal, grindcore, progressive metal, deathcore
Catalog Number SFCD-0092-96 (Deluxe Edition)

SFCD-0097 (CD)

Limited Deluxe edition digipak (contains 2 bonus tracks: "Rasetsukoku" and the symphonic version of "Amon", as well as remixes of various songs from the standard edition)

Limited Edition (contains the deluxe digipak, a DVD and two LPs)

Producer Dir en grey
Chart peak 4 (Japan Weekly Albums)
DUM SPIRO SPERO (Latin: "While I Breathe, I Hope") is the eighth full-length studio album by Dir en grey, released on August 3, 2011.

Track ListingEdit

All lyrics written by Kyo, all music composed by Dir en Grey

  1. "狂骨の鳴り" - 1:58
    ("Kyōkotsu no Nari"; "The Cry from Lunatic Bone")


  3. "DIFFERENT SENSE" - 5:03

  4. "AMON" - 4:03

  5. "'欲巣にDREAMBOX」あるいは成熟の理念と冷たい雨" - 4:49
    ("Yokusō ni Dreambox' Aruiwa Seijuku no Rinen to Tsumetai Ame"; "'Nesting Within the Dreambox', or Cold Rain and The Philosophy of the Mature")

  6. "獣慾" - 3:28
    ("Juuyoku"; "Animal Lust")

  7. "滴る朦朧" - 4:02
    ("Shitataru Mōrō", "Trickling ambiguity)

  8. "LOTUS" - 4:03

  9. "DIABOLOS" - 9:51

  10. "暁" - 3:33
    ("Akatsuki"; "Dawn")

  11. "DECAYED CROW" - 3:48

  12. "激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇" - 4:03
    ("Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami"; "The violence and the darkness of the burning heat entwines in my heart")

  13. "VANITAS" - 5:27

  14. "流転の塔" - 4:27
    ("Ruten no Tou"; "Tower of Vicissitudes")


  • Kyo - Vocals
  • Kaoru - Guitar
  • Die - Guitar
  • Toshiya - Bass guitar
  • Shinya - Drums


  • Dum Spiro Spero continues the death metal sound from The Marrow of A Bone and UROBOROS but draws influence from grindcore, funeral doom metal, black metal and mathcore.
  • The album artwork was designed by Koji Yoda, and depicts Tara, the Mother of Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism.
  • The twelfth track, "Hageshisa to..." was released earlier in 2009 as a single. It was featured in the Saw 3D soundtrack

External LinksEdit

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