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Favourite Visual Kei Band, (Besides X, of course! XDDD)

REM ~Piscean Dreams~ · 389

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Besides X Japan, which one of the following,( listed below,) would you consider your favourite Visual Kei band?

Dir en Grey! It's all about DIR EN GREY! :D
0 (0%)
VERUSAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIII~!!!!!! (Versailles- Philharmonic Quintet-)
0 (0%)
Luna Sea! v(^  ^)
4 (44.4%)
BUCK-TICK! (>////<)
4 (44.4%)
Malice Mizer! Oh! And of course, *Ahem*, DIX! (Moi dix Mois)
1 (11.1%)

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Offline REM ~Piscean Dreams~

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on: September 06, 2018, 12:04:23 AM
Thought I could use this as a tool to get to know all my fellow X Freaks, out there. Enjoy!


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Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 06:41:14 AM
D'espairsRay


positively unsure。


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Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 07:19:12 AM
Luna Sea



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Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 01:01:02 PM
I love the over the top outfits Versailles wear. Aaaaand I am really glad you included Malice Mizer! :D Gonna vote for them today, even though they're all great.

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Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 01:29:15 PM
I don't really get the chance to discover new bands these days but I don't mind some of Buck Ticks songs.



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Reply #5 on: September 06, 2018, 02:44:50 PM
Also D'espairsRay and Mucc 8)



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Reply #6 on: September 06, 2018, 03:19:38 PM
It's quite difficult to pick just one!  8)

X is by far my favourite band, and on my top 3 favourite bands ever, regardless of genre. To me X is the only Japanese rock band that transcends the "J-rock"  label thing. I really, really like many of the others but in order to enjoy them I kind of need to get into the "J-rock mindset", if that makes sense. Not that they're any less than Western bands, it's just that I can't throw them in the same bag as, say, Black Sabbath or Aerosmith. I need context (and a little help with the themes and lyrics) to fully enjoy them. This doesn't happen with X: I never needed to translate their lyrics or to really look into what certain references mean to folks in the Far East in order to feel a total connection. I guess the glue that ties their stuff together is of the pretty universal kind.

I don't know much about Dir en Grey, but the more I listen to them, the more conviced I am that they're similar to X in that sense. Which could also explain why they're so palatable for Western audiences, unlike good old Luna Sea or Buck-Tick, who remain pretty niche.

TL;DR: Anyone can cry to X, if you want to cry to Luna Sea, you need to know what the heck is happening in their songs.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 03:22:49 PM by matsumoto »

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Reply #7 on: September 06, 2018, 05:03:26 PM
Of the bands shown in the poll I'd chose Luna Sea.



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Reply #8 on: September 06, 2018, 07:44:05 PM
I love the over the top outfits Versailles wear. Aaaaand I am really glad you included Malice Mizer! :D Gonna vote for them today, even though they're all great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ3EceYlIMw the show is awesome!



What's about Fanatic Crisis, Shazna and La'cryma Christi
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Are these pictures v-kei too? This band is not listed and is looking very different today - just like X Japan ^^



« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 08:10:34 PM by nb »


positively unsure。


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Reply #9 on: September 07, 2018, 02:34:25 AM
I love the over the top outfits Versailles wear. Aaaaand I am really glad you included Malice Mizer! :D Gonna vote for them today, even though they're all great.


Thank you for your Contribution! (^  ^)b It'd be a bloody crime on my part to not Include Malice Mizer, being arguably Japan's biggest VK band during the 90's! Not to mention, they were the first Visual Kei Band I discovered! They're very high, on my list! (^  ^d



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Reply #10 on: September 07, 2018, 02:37:52 AM
I love the over the top outfits Versailles wear. Aaaaand I am really glad you included Malice Mizer! :D Gonna vote for them today, even though they're all great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ3EceYlIMw the show is awesome!

DARN! I was actually contemplating including L'Arc~en~Ciel, But I was unsure of whether or whether not they would count as a Visual Kei band!
XO


What's about Fanatic Crisis, Shazna and La'cryma Christi
?



Are these pictures v-kei too? This band is not listed and is looking very different today - just like X Japan ^^




« Last Edit: September 07, 2018, 01:51:58 PM by nb »



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Reply #11 on: September 07, 2018, 12:27:14 PM
@nb: well yes they looked very v-kei back in the days. Even though just for a short period of time, but when someone talks about v-kei now Laruku really isn't the first thing that comes to my mind. If they would still classify as visual kei they would easily be my favourite in that genre. :)

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