hei, I like junjou na kanjou. the singer is Siam shade. that's cool. i like it.
I like T.M. Revolution, this dude writes pretty good songs like Invoke and Meteor.
Sakamoto Maaya <-- love her song Gravity in Wolf's Rain
Takahashi Yoko <-- appreciated her work on Evangelion
Utada Hikaru <-- *bows down*
Kawamoto Makoto <-- her work in Samurai X
L'Arc en Ciel <-- who would want to miss these guys
Malice Mitzer <-- \m/
odd that many have failed to mention Dir en grey
oh well... Dir en grey is a Visual Kei/J-Rock band made up of members of the short-lived band La:Sadie's
the band's lineup is Kyo (Vocals), Kaoru (Lead Guitar & Composer), Die (Rhythm Guitar), Shinya (Bass), and Toshiya (Drums)
most of their songs have a dark, depressing tone
most are soft, some are heavy and filled with hate and angst
while a small few are actually upbeat and happy (e.g. "JESSICA")
Kyo writes all the lyrics and is the self-proclaimed "Prophet" of Dir en grey
Kaoru composes most of the songs, mainly the epic songs that are over 8 minutes like "MACABRE", "Akuro no Oka" and (one of my favorites) "Mazohyst of Decadence"
other Visual Kei bands include Psycho le Cemu which have somewhat cute, happy music and quite humorous videos
they rock hard though
An Cafe (also known as Antic Cafe or Antique Cafe) is filled with cute Visual Kei/J-Rock ... blah blah blah ...
Onmyouza is a Visual Kei band with a female lead singer and their sound reminds me of the death metal acts in Europe
they did the OP to the anime, Basilisk
other good Visual Kei bands and artists as well are...
Miyavi (lead singer of Due'le Quartz), Gazette, Alice Nine, Kaggra, and many many more
I am too lazy to give them descriptions
hmm... "Jibun Kakumei" from Miyavi kicks ass!!
there are so many Visual Kei and J-Rock bands in my collection...
Last edited by Innerhell; Apr 16, 2006 at 11:12 AM.
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Like what the others mentioned, I think the music of Do As Infinity (some famous songs are Fukai Mori from Inu Yasha and Tooku Made from Vampire Hunter D) and Asian Kung-fu Genration (Haruka Kanata, an opening song of Naruto and Rewrite, from Full Metal Alchemist) are noteworthy of mentioning again, as well as Megumi Hayashibara, who also has a lot of great songs from Shaman King and The Slayers. I also would like to add Shimokawa Mikuni, she sang some songs from Full Metal Panic and Ritsuko Okazaki if you're into calm and mellow songs.