Haruka and the boys hit it way, way out of the park with “Void Act” back in 2016 - one of the most spectacular chord progression / vocal melodies I’ve ever heard in rock. That chorus! (wait for it… wait for it…) Gooseflesh material.
A translation of the lyrics to Eigo is here if you’re interested (but it appears to be one of those garbled machine translations - but my Nihongo isn’t good enough to do any better):
Koji Nakamura’s “redesign” of “Walk Slowly” is a groove that’s near & dear, despite my not having a clue as to what it’s about. ‘Doesn’t really kick into gear until around 1:20 but I just love this tune. The melody reminds me of the Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun”:
The late, great RonMon’s unusually laid-back “Tonga” has a ton of memories tied up with it - not the least of which talking to the dude himself after one of his gigs in the mid-'90s. Just as smooth as butter:
Lastly, another song by a genius no longer with us, another I was fortunate enough to have met: Shawn Lane. He’s mostly known for his impossibly-fast guitar playing (he was hired as guitarist for Black Oak Arkansas at age… 14!) But he was a pianist first, and “Pluie d’Étincelles” is like “heavy metal piano.” 'Reminds me of a Rachmaninoff etude, also of the shock I felt when I got the news that he’d died: