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#41
All I listen to really is Japanese rock so heres some good metal bands for ya, bunch of new and classic metal bands -

X Japan - Yes, they are still around, they reunited fall '07, r.i.p. Hide - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeyoxuhX-dQ

Double Dealer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O40bv1nss0M

D'espairs Ray (Debatable, I wouldnt call them metal necessarilly but still a great band) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDVAe60ypAk

Anthem - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdc0lOY5osA <freaking awesome

D - weird vid, decent song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp5AP0waIfY

Matenrou Opera - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXIpPcqvj9Y

Hizaki Grace Project - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib0zu4Ovzbg

Versailles - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htUKM1pltlg

Moi dix Mois - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYMlqarD8_Q

Dead End - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn7juBUoirk

After Image - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhbBw3LvNzM&fmt=18

Concerto Moon - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OkxwTjaeXg

Onmyouza - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XdAk9K5hDA

403 Forbiddena - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65u_tbL19tA

Vow Wow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1_4t_g_v9A

Loudness - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKeJkAJRSH8

Sigh - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8rOmPKcoMs

More classic rockish but still quite awesome - Flower Travellin' Band - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDBdMnkcx0E
#43
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indeed you are, since their name is X Japan. and they are ****ing sweet. Kurenai, Endless Rain, Rusty Nail, and Silent Jealousy are ****ing great songs.

Cellador did an instrumental cover of Silent Jealousy. It was okay, but nowhere near as awesome as the orginal.
#44
Sex Machineguns + Galneryus. I just generally considered them power/speed metal. Didn't know "J-metal" was really a genre...
#46
yeah, its not a real genre, but it is true that many Japanese bands have quite an original take on metal, so as a whole "J-metal" is really interesting
#47
galneryus are (is?) awesome.

that band that dude showed is pretty cool also
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#48
J-metal is used just like Viking metal, Speed metal or Pagan metal as a blanket-term to group certain types of bands by non-musical characteristics; in this case by their country. I don't like the term because, unlike other terms like Gothenburg Death Metal or Bay Area Thrash where the bands share a common sound, Japan has so many varied styles or genres crammed into J-metal that it loses its meaning as a descriptive term.
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#49
Exactly, though I disagree on speed metal. I consider (MY OPINION) speed metal to be the same thing as shred / neo-classical. Most bands don't use it like that, most are closest to traditional / thrash.
#50
^Your definition works well for shred. I mean, playing fast = shred, therefore shred = speed, so Speed metal would fit well.

How do you figure neo-classical, though? It doesn't always have to be fast.
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Exactly, though I disagree on speed metal. I consider (MY OPINION) speed metal to be the same thing as shred / neo-classical. Most bands don't use it like that, most are closest to traditional / thrash.

I personally find many Japanese bands to have a certain quality about the guitar riff and melodies that just screams Japanese to me.... but that's just me.
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#53
Well, most regions have a unique sound, but a death metal band from Florida and a death metal band from Liverpool are still death metal bands. Regions can have a specific genre that is more prominent though, i.e. NYDM (brutal death metal.)
#54
I'm not saying they're a different subgenre of music, there's just a certain quality to the sound that I immediately relate to Japan. They can be black metal, thrash, power metal, whatever.
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#56
I looked around and haven't find any J-metal thread so i figure i make one.

J-Metal imp the best kind metal of all since it not just mindless scream or shred but it is very melodic. Here some well know metal band and guitarist incase someone never even heard of J-Metal

Guess you've never heard of Melodic death metal.
#57
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indeed you are, since their name is X Japan. and they are ****ing sweet. Kurenai, Endless Rain, Rusty Nail, and Silent Jealousy are ****ing great songs.

Cellador did an instrumental cover of Silent Jealousy. It was okay, but nowhere near as awesome as the orginal.


good man. X Japan are epic.
Silent Jealousy is as epic as they come.

Can't wait for their new album, although I'll miss hide's guitar playing
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#58
i decided j-punk is much better than j-metal
O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

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#60
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The only J-metal bands I've really heard of is some anime metal band and this weird band (Rock though, I think) that dresses up like women (Called Malice Mizer or something. Honestly, they take the whole "on-stage makeup/ corpsepaint" image to a whole new level ).


Malice Mizer is a bunch of fukin' trannies and thats about it... cool music though...
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#61
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Why do people always have to be like "Zomg, black metal is the best and kicks everythings ass. We are so scary!"
It just pisses me off


The first time I listened to a real black metal song, I was scared. I thought I'd downloaded a cleanly polished Dimmu Borgir song, but I'd actually gotten Antikrist from the original Stormblåst. I wasn't expecting something so dark and raw, it was unsettling. I love that cd.
Anyways, what I'm getting at is that it isn't about being scary. It's just the nature of the music. Some people will go out of their way for it just for the fun of it, but black metal by nature is just a very dark, raw sounding form of music that has an unsettling sound to a lot of people who aren't familiar with it.
Also, black metal is the best and it kicks everything's ass.
#63
im so very surprised that there are no tabs on UG or anywhere on the web of the band ANTHEM. possibly the greatest and most efficient metal band to come out of japan. 12-13 albums released in the last almost 30 years and all of them are great. I wouldve expected the guitarist, akio shimizu, style to be interesting for the tabbers on this site. I just hope people pick these guys up and start hearing their music. its a crime how underappreciated they are

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2yDidFk2h8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMzLqd_tnoM
Marty Friedman is GOD!

curently in a SEX MACHINEGUNS and X JAPAN phase AND Galneryus AND Anthem phase

damn J-Metal, why you so awesome

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#64
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Maximum the Hormone. Despite their occasional nu-metal tendencies, I find them to be much more punk/experimental than nu.

And they kick monstrous ass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksgOcrFxLms
#65
Zetsobou billy by Maximum the Hormone. Your argument is invalid.
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#66
Whoa, this is an old thread.

I've got a big soft spot for j-metal, j-rock, j-pop... I mean, you listen to some 80's Japanese hair metal and it's ****ing crazy hahaha. It's just so excessive and spirited, their interpretation of speed metal and rock.

You can really tell the Japanese bands have a style unlike their western counterparts, like a whole different melodic sensibility which becomes very evident when there are melodic vocals involved.

That being said, I'm not going to post a bunch of J pop metal here because this forum has little tolerance for any pop metal, so here's a Japanese deathgrind band called "Mortalized", who shares the same guitarist as grindcore band Gridlink and melodic speed/thrash band Hayaino Daisuki. The old school looking website for their label Bloodbath calls them "Satanic Orchestral Blast Grind Metal" - love that! This is their entire miniCD "Absolute Mortality #2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7rOa1q2L48

it seems like some of their stuff is out of print, and not easy to find good quality downloads either. Also, the production is not great quality haha. Here's the english website for their label: http://www1.icnet.ne.jp/noise/list.html
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edit: Angry hangover posting. At least man up this thread a bit, too many men that look like realdolls on the first page of it.
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#68
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edit: Angry hangover posting. At least man up this thread a bit, too many men that look like realdolls on the first page of it.


But like, it's about the music bro, not the looks man blah blah blah

*plus, I'm pretty sure I saw you post a Motley Crue thread before *

But seriously, it's just kind of a theatrical draw sort of thing, surprisingly many chicks dig it. I know a fair amount of girls who got into visual kei rock/metal because they thought the bands were aesthetically/ visually attractive, so it could be just a bit of pandering to girls?

Not totally sure, but it is kind of similar to the whole hair metal look concept as well haha.
#69
Yeah but Motley Crue actually fuck women...whereas these lads look like they know their way around a schlong or two.
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edit: Angry hangover posting. At least man up this thread a bit, too many men that look like realdolls on the first page of it.


ANTHEM = greatest band on the planet today. these guys dress up normal, but I really dont see whats bad about dressing up in wierd drag style clothes as long as the band makes good music. a band can be dressed up in tootoos, but if they play a song nearly half as awesome as these anthem songs, then theyre awesome. my opinion though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E0ikYn5KAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buGlHghRKMI
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#72
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But like, it's about the music bro, not the looks man blah blah blah


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as long as the band makes good music.


But the music Visual Kei bands make is shit.
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#73
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But the music Visual Kei bands make is shit.


lets try to open that mind up a bit

dudes that made visual kei popular were pretty badass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5rKh9mFYag

i dont really like this band(the vocals are irritating), but you have to admit this instrumental is badass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t25HxOG0Y-Y
Marty Friedman is GOD!

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damn J-Metal, why you so awesome

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lol @ 20ppp noob.

Also just realised this thread was bumped from 2008...
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#77
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrdJYgDQdnw

also Bathtub Shitter.

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#78
Hilarious.
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