#1
does anyone know of some good japanese rock (or metal) bands? i would like something with at least some fast solos, and it sounds japanese (i.e., uses japanese scales and such). the only thing i can think of that is similar is like, tak matsumoto. thanks and sorry if this is too tough.
#5
The only one i can think of off the top of my head is Hotei, who wrote that ridiculously overplayed piece of music from Kill Bill.
#7
^Told ya so

What's the name of that Japanese fifities-rock all-girl band? The 5,4,3,2,1s? Anyways, they're cool. They played in Kill Bill part one.
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#9
Also:
Melt Banana
The Gerogergegege
Boredoms
Hanatarash
Ruins
Astro
Torturing Nurse
Masonna
Incapacitants
Boris
Fushitsusha
Keiji Haino
Overthruster
#10
hirojoshi is a minor penitonic that sounds straight up japanese. people like jason becker and marty friedmon use it alot. it sounds mysterious because of the augment in there jump. make it into a locrian penitonic and it sounds more japanese
A hiro(min)
D--------------7-9-10-
A---------7-8----------
E-5-7-8---------------

B hiro(loc)
G--------------------9----
D-----------7-9-10-------
A------7-8-----------------
E-7-8----------------------
#12
Malice Mizer

Not really 'metal with fast solos' but still nice to listen to

High and Mighty Color are great as well, look them up
#13
Paul Glbert sang a song or two in Japanes song, I do believe.
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#14
dir en grey are supposed to be good, my gf likes them, but I don't particularly care for them
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#15
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^ It's the 5-6-7-8's.

yeah i was about to say that, cool band and they're hot

#16
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Also:
Melt Banana
The Gerogergegege
Boredoms
Hanatarash
Ruins
Astro
Torturing Nurse
Masonna
Incapacitants
Boris
Fushitsusha
Keiji Haino
Overthruster


The Gerogerigegege are the most ridiculous band on the planet.

And I recommend Melt-Banana and Boris to basically everybody because they are amazing. And Merzbow.