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Kirakishou
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PostSubject: Visual Kei   Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:16 am

This really could belong in Metal but also in Rock but also sometimes in Gothic, tis a very diverse music so I will just put this here. Move if nessecary.

A very experimental style of music, some bands go from Rock to Metal to Goth to Punk to Ambient at times as well. If you count Aikaryu & Versailles you get Power Metal Visual Kei mix. As the word visual shows up in the name you can expect there to be a visual part to this genre similar to shock rock, and there is, the oldest form of shock in music. Men dressing as Women. Most times bands will go straight into ULTRA GAYITY and some bands will just rule. Most people know Dir en Grey even if they never heard them, in the beginning they wore full makeup and gothic lolita/victorian sort of clothes while playng their style of Visual Kei.

But like any music genre there comes the influx of copycat poser bands filled with fans and not musicians. They look like and try to act like the perfectors of the Genre and ruin it for everyone else. No longer is there experimentation like there used to be which made it so unique, but still the old ones shine through.

Here are good old school VK bands.

Aliene Maφriage - "SUICIDE~洗礼の章"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-lET7NLp7o (My alltime favourite VK song)
Eliphas levi - Zange No Asa Ni
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQXEN9gH-Ig
NOI'X - Flowers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUY7UWKNY90
NOi'X - 蝙蝠~DARK SIGHT FROM MANIA~
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH_xFYxT7uM
Missalina Rei - Uruwashi no hana (Not the best quality vid)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bQqVtulOoM
Missalina Rei - Meruhen Yuuenchi (skip to 1 minute to go past the intro)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIgM9LxmZ3M
Dir en Grey - Garden (Oooold school MEGA WIN Dir en Grey)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtdiZBA-u8Q

And for the new School of VK I enjoy this band.
Mega respect to girls who can actually make good music.
The rest of you get back to the kitchen.

GoDeath - Kyoukou
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh1L3Qccd8o
GoDeath - NEGATION
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8hOxPU4_TQ
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Kei   Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:32 am

some more bands:

Dio (mega fucking heavy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPt3cUY285U

the Piass (really pissed off sounding metalcore-ish VK that leans more towards the hardcore than the metal)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDJuNLI9nt0

ANTI FEMINISM (really pissed off sounding hardcore. yes, lol at the url)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7hedQa_GaY

Phantasmagoria (ethereal-like rock/metal. lots of synth action)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UDwP9fH4HA

X JAPAN (ballsy!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovAk5avdzE

LUNA SEA (imagine X JAPAN without the ballsyness)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuV3bbioqJ8

Ancestral (known as Children of Bodom in Finland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWJLuLHM1RQ

LICKER (all girl band, less metal than GoDeath but has good melodies)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyGIKF-mSQ8

Atlach Nacha (thrashy, doomy, everything)
*too kvlt for a sample*

DEATHGAZE (like Dio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSdhXybH0Ng

D (poppy sorta power metal)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXfYA-FDYrM

the GazettE (at one point this band was good and this video is proof)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79oYu3-V0XA

+D'espairsRay+ (VENOM!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lup6G7Ye6vI

D'espairsRay (VENO-.... nevermind)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huQtZDtGIDE

Girugamesh (its required)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoeYh4MwtCk
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