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Ultimate Seed
05-18-2008, 10:20 AM
Ok i am a serious metal head but so far i havn't found any kid of Japanese metal bands:banghead: ....If any exist or if u know of any please post the name of the band and if u do listen to them please also post ur fav song....TY

aishiteru333
05-18-2008, 10:21 AM
Maximum The Hormone is pretty good. listen to the video on my signature, that's them. Favorite song is Billy in Despair.

Ultimate Seed
05-18-2008, 12:09 PM
ah thats not bad at all...thats pretty awsome

Ryth
05-18-2008, 07:23 PM
Sigh.

daft
05-18-2008, 08:04 PM
Give The Black Mages a try. They're Japanese, they're metal, and really awesome to listen to; especially if you like Final Fantasy tunes, 'cause that's all they play... and they're pretty damn good at it.

>.> Oh, and their music is mostly just instrumental, except for maybe 1 or 2 songs. But still very good. ^ ^

aristide
05-18-2008, 10:11 PM
Dir en grey, D'espairs Ray, Unsraw, Girugamesh, -OZ-, Mucc (kinda metal), there are SOOO many... these are the faves though =]

Ultimate Seed
05-21-2008, 07:43 AM
Haha awsome ill go dawnload some now and c how they r.

Bree_Brii
05-23-2008, 06:27 PM
Onmyouza is an amazing band. They sort of sound like Iron Maiden and Priest. I love how melodic their sound is, like old skool American and Euro rock.

Yanagi Satan
05-24-2008, 12:26 PM
Dir en grey, D'espairs Ray, Unsraw, Girugamesh, -OZ-, Mucc (kinda metal), there are SOOO many... these are the faves though =]

I love all those bands! but mostly Dir en Grey xDD i love their new stuff its so different but i like it!

Yanagi Satan
05-24-2008, 06:02 PM
Oh ya i forgot to recomend you should listen BLOOD STAIN CHILD...I really cant think of any! >.>

Kawairashii hikari
05-24-2008, 06:30 PM
I though Dir En Grey was kinda like rock.... and D'espairs Ray... but whatever.

I did a quick search on Google and pulled some up, I'm not really into japanese metal like that, so idk if they're good or not, but i hope this helps you.

japanese metal bands: Loudness, Galneryus, Concerto Moon, Azrael, Double Dealer, Ark Storm, Animetal, Kadenzza, 403, Balflare, Dragonlance, Seven Seas, Pax in terror, Northwind SAGA, Argument Soul, Masterpiece, Black Masquerade, and Ezo.

KillerDragonX
05-25-2008, 05:21 PM
yea pretty much the only one i can think of is Dir en Grey

xXshinigamiXx
05-25-2008, 06:19 PM
Try Due'le Quartz, they're probably my favorite Japanese metal band, besides The Black Mages. The song "Rodeo" is really awesome.

Ultimate Seed
05-25-2008, 06:22 PM
I though Dir En Grey was kinda like rock.... and D'espairs Ray... but whatever.

I did a quick search on Google and pulled some up, I'm not really into japanese metal like that, so idk if they're good or not, but i hope this helps you.

japanese metal bands: Loudness, Galneryus, Concerto Moon, Azrael, Double Dealer, Ark Storm, Animetal, Kadenzza, 403, Balflare, Dragonlance, Seven Seas, Pax in terror, Northwind SAGA, Argument Soul, Masterpiece, Black Masquerade, and Ezo.

Wow nice list...Ill defitly have a look for some of those

Yanagi Satan
05-26-2008, 10:43 PM
Well Dir en Grey was considered rock but the recent stuff that they're producing is putting them under the genre of metal.

Ehsivar
06-13-2008, 10:14 PM
Dir en grey isn't and never was metal.



X-Japan- Progressive/Speed Metal. Highly recommended for those trying to make a transition between VK to metal.

Sex Machineguns- Progressive/Power Metal

Concerto Moon- Neo-Classical/Power Metal

Galneryus- Power Metal

Touko- Folk Metal (If you find any significant amounts of it, tell me)

Misogi- Blackened Folk Metal (see previous parenthetic message)

The Black Mages- (mostly) instrumental Progressive Metal

D'espairsRay- Industrial Metal

Boris- Experimental/Drone/Sludge/Stoner/Doom Metal, Noise Rock. Highly recommended.


Just for the hell of it, I'll throw in some Japanese hardcore, electronica, and so on.

Envy- Post-rock/Screamo. Highly recommended. This isn't any of that crappy emo you hear on the radio. Keep an open mind, and give them a listen.

Mono- Post-rock. Heavy, with an ambient, experimental touch. This is instrumental.

Jun Chiki Chikuma- Electronica. I suggest getting the Bomberman Hero Original Soundtrack from www.gh.ffshrine.org (http://www.gh.ffshrine.org).

Nobuo Uematsu- Symphonic/Electronic/various others. C'mon. He made the Final Fantasy soundtracks. I suggest the Final Fantasy IX OST above all others.

Melt Banana- Noise Rock. Not for virgin ears. This stuff is hellaciously noisy and abrasive.

MomijiTMO
06-13-2008, 11:42 PM
Envy are a . . .. . . weird Post-hardcore band. .. . but heck soundscape galore.

Anyhoo try Shadow. Melodeath from Japan.

And my favourite band from Japan would be Gallhammer. It's an all female band that play a blend of black/doom with vocals that are similar to the suicidal black metal of Shining.

daft
06-14-2008, 01:41 AM
Envy are a . . .. . . weird Post-hardcore band.
...that are totally awesome beyond awesomeness X infinity!

envy > anything and everything else

Gandizzl
06-14-2008, 09:41 AM
And my favourite band from Japan would be Gallhammer. It's an all female band that play a blend of black/doom with vocals that are similar to the suicidal black metal of Shining.

Noooo! How is it possible to like Gallhammer? Ill Innocence was the most uninspiring black metal album I've ever heard. Their musical skills do not even exist. They try to rip off early Celtic Frost and it all ends up... simply boring.

Ehsivar
06-14-2008, 08:50 PM
Vomit Remnants. New York-styled brutal death metal. They don't have a very expansive discography, and I think they may have broken up.

KLMachinate
06-15-2008, 02:14 AM
I'm going to have to look up some of these bands sometime.

Ehsivar
06-15-2008, 03:14 AM
Sigh is also imperative. Avant-garde black metal wackiness.

Akihiko Yamamoto Hozagaki
06-15-2008, 09:24 AM
I don't really like metal, but I know a couple that you might be interested in:

44 Magnum
Moi dix Mois (metal-ish)
Sex Machineguns
X Japan (metal-ish)
Onmya-Za
Gallhammer (I think they're black metal)
Seikima-II (or Seikimatsu)

Ehsivar
06-15-2008, 12:38 PM
Malice Mizer's pretty good. Most of their stuff is heavily laced with Gothic stuff, and Romanticism. I wouldn't call them metal though. Just semi-related.

Datenshi
06-17-2008, 12:57 AM
Onymouza is the only Japanese metal band that I actually bought an album, so I'm going to recommend it on principle. Though I'm afraid it might not be "metal" enough for some metal heads.

Thee Michelle Gun Elephant is a pretty original hard rock band though it might not classify as metal exactly.

CroSsplay!
06-17-2008, 01:57 AM
It all depends on how metal you want…

Orange range does a few Metal songs my favourite being ‘Kirikirimai’. The band ‘Nightmare’ from DeathNote are great too. ‘BeatCrusaders’ are really good as well.

Then you have your J-rock J-pop hybrids like the stuff by EXILE and Nami Takami.

Bit of help ;)

Ehsivar
06-18-2008, 03:56 PM
It all depends on how metal you want…

Orange range does a few Metal songs my favourite being ‘Kirikirimai’. The band ‘Nightmare’ from DeathNote are great too. ‘BeatCrusaders’ are really good as well.

Then you have your J-rock J-pop hybrids like the stuff by EXILE and Nami Takami.

Bit of help ;)


Orange Range? Dude, can you even tell what is a metal band and what isn't? They're more of a hip-hop group than metal. Not saying they're bad, but man, that's just terrible.

Akihiko Yamamoto Hozagaki
06-18-2008, 07:02 PM
It all depends on how metal you want…

Orange range does a few Metal songs my favourite being ‘Kirikirimai’. The band ‘Nightmare’ from DeathNote are great too. ‘BeatCrusaders’ are really good as well.

Then you have your J-rock J-pop hybrids like the stuff by EXILE and Nami Takami.

Bit of help ;)


Heavy metal is traditionally characterized by loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass-and-drum sound, and vigorous vocals. Metal subgenres variously emphasize, alter, or omit one or more of these attributes. New York Times (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Times) critic Jon Pareles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Pareles) writes, "In the taxonomy of popular music, heavy metal is a major subspecies of hard-rock—the breed with less syncopation, less blues, more showmanship and more brute force."[4] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_music#cite_note-JP-3) The typical band lineup includes a drummer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drummer), a bassist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_guitar), a rhythm guitarist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_guitar), a lead guitarist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_guitar), and a singer, who may or may not be an instrumentalist. Keyboard instruments (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_instruments) are often used to enhance the fullness of the sound.[5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_music#cite_note-W25-4) The loud, distorted Hammond organ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_organ) and occasionally the mellotron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellotron) were popular with early metal bands; these instruments were displaced in the 1980s by electronic keyboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_keyboard) synthesizers. Today, keyboards are used in styles such as progressive metal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_metal), power metal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_metal), and symphonic metal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphonic_metal). Some nu metal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nu_metal) bands incorporate hip hop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_hop) elements, which may include a DJ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_jockey) scratching (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scratching) and creating various sound effects.

I know Ehsivar already commented about this, but I want to too.

Yeah, OR is hip-hop/rock hybrid group. Kirikirimai, Chest, not metal. Just because there's screaming, doesn't mean it's metal.

I know Nightmare well (they're not "from" Death Note)... and they are NOT metal. They are classified as J-rock, or more specifically, visual kei. J-rock and metal are two very different things. Again, it's not just vocals that makes a band metal.

Beat Crusaders? Come on. Not even close.

NAMI TAMAKI?! Sorry for the caps. My tears of sadness are blinding me, therefore, I can't see whether or not I'm on caps lock. Tamaki is pop. She is an idol of J-pop.

I recommend listening to these bands first. Something that isn't in Naruto or Bleach or Death Note. They're good bands though.

Anyway, I forgot a band! Galneryus is pretty good, according to my friend. NOTE: I honestly really don't like metal music, so I can't personally recommend. Besides X Japan.

International 4-8818
06-18-2008, 10:28 PM
Eh, the way the guy japanese metal bands dress up makes me question my sexuality. The first time i ever saw an image of a japanese metal band i was like wow those are some hot chicks. My friend then notified me that they are men. I was stunned.

The only band that i have been interested in are the Gazettes. Have not a damn clue of what they are saying but i like the tune.

vampire_knight_gurl136
06-21-2008, 09:37 PM
i don't really know if there a metal band, but high and mighty color :unsure:

angelic_assasin
06-21-2008, 09:51 PM
umm i can think of a few^^

~ X Japan (i think it's considered metal? O_o)
~ Dir en Grey
~ Anthem (them metal lovers love this one^^)
~ Sigh (people say this ones good...i never listened to them before though)

and thats all at the moment^^

Ehsivar
06-21-2008, 11:50 PM
Dir en grey isn't metal. Never was.


And heavy metal isn't technically a form of hard rock. It evolved directly from blues.

deathnotefan234
06-24-2008, 05:44 AM
Janna da arc has a few good rock songs songs. Mr.trouble maker has an addictive tune to it.

Guren
07-05-2008, 12:07 PM
HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR is not metal. They're more like J-Pop and J-Rock, although their latest songs and cover songs have been more like J-Pop (Take their "HOT LIMIT" cover as an example.)

The GazettE is pretty good, though I don't know if they tend to be more J-Rock or J-Metal, although, their songs have a great deal of both.

X-Japan is pretty good. I would recommend An Cafe and alice nine, but they are just plain Visual Kei. Dir en Grey is versatile, sometimes having some Metal parts in their songs. Maximum the Hormone is pretty good. All of their songs are great!

MTH songs that are amazing:
- Kyokatsu
- Akagi
- Shimi
- Minoreba Rock
- Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nurureroero

Just my opinion.

Orange Range is not metal. :D