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Posted 2/11/07

redgarnettk wrote:


Azezeil wrote:


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^ What an intelligent thing to say in a JAPANESE metal thread. It's barely above spam.


You're competely right. Stating my opinion about Jmetal in a Jmetal thread is clearly spam.


Though, I will go back and edit my first post and list some Japense power metal bands I know of.



Right, because complaining about a language that isn't your native language isn't spam. Plus music is much more than just lyrics and if that's what you're basing your opinion on, that's pretty pathetic.



Ahaha, where was I complaining again? Show me in my orginal post that even hinted at me complaining.

Basing music off lyrics alone? Of course not, but lyrics make up a huge part of a song. It's "pathetic" if you even try and deny that.


Reading between the lines can be a bitch can't it?
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Posted 2/11/07

Azezeil wrote:


redgarnettk wrote:


Azezeil wrote:


redgarnettk wrote:

^ What an intelligent thing to say in a JAPANESE metal thread. It's barely above spam.


You're competely right. Stating my opinion about Jmetal in a Jmetal thread is clearly spam.


Though, I will go back and edit my first post and list some Japense power metal bands I know of.



Right, because complaining about a language that isn't your native language isn't spam. Plus music is much more than just lyrics and if that's what you're basing your opinion on, that's pretty pathetic.



Ahaha, where was I complaining again? Show me in my orginal post that even hinted at me complaining.

Basing music off lyrics alone? Of course not, but lyrics make up a huge part of a song. It's "pathetic" if you even try and deny that.


Reading between the lines can be a bitch can't it?


That's pretty hard if you deleted your original post. And no, lyrics don't make up a huge part of a song. In a metal band, there are usually two guitarists, a bassist, a drummer, and a vocalist (sometimes a keyboardist). That's 1/5 people in a band. 1/5 is not a majority so the lyrics are not a "huge part of a song".

If you want to continue this "debate", you need to contact me through PM. Flaming is forbidden on the forum and if this continues, posts are going to get deleted and this thread may be locked. Get back on topic.
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Posted 2/11/07
I'm into Onmyo-za, Galneryus, D, X Japan, Aphasia, and Feel So Bad due to Redgarnet.

I got myself into Loudness and The Black Mages. Jmetal is generally a lot like Western Metal, but with a larger focus on bass as a counterpoint playing instrument and more "Asian sounding" vocal melodies (such as the harmonic minor).
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Woah a whole new type of metal ive never heard, i am into norwegian or scandanavina metal like amon amarth, but i might have to download some of these bands
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Posted 2/11/07
yea its like Metallica or Slayer but japanese style
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Posted 2/11/07
i usually listen to hip hop well except UVERworld...is there any other good bands??
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Posted 2/11/07
uverworld isn't metal their more Jpop or Jrock but theres more
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Posted 2/11/07
Opeth




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Posted 2/12/07
Alice Nine - Yami ni Chiru Sakura
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showmedia?id=19501

do u call this song a JMetal? or just a jrock
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I think the only Jmetal band I know is Xjapan. Im a metal fan in general so I ended up finding Xjapan years ago. They were the first japanese band I ever listened to. If I become un-lazy Ill look some more up
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bdragonst wrote:

Alice Nine - Yami ni Chiru Sakura
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showmedia?id=19501

do u call this song a JMetal? or just a jrock



Alice Nine is more Jrock
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Posted 2/12/07
Just because I love being an advocate for Eastern-Asian metal, I am going to post some music. However, this doesn't mean you should add the music to your folder and never purchase the album. If you like the music, don't be a jerk, go out and purchase the music off of an online retailer (or cosplay convention) or at least go spend some time bittorrenting/researching on your own you lazy jerk. Some places I use and other people use include:

Yesasia
http://us.yesasia.com/en/index.aspx
HMV
http://www.hmv.co.jp/
CD Japan
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/
Third Stage
http://www.mandrakeroot.co.jp/english/
Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/

All you need to do is click on the link, insert the code thing they give you, and wait 45 seconds for the download link to appear. These are .rar files. Look it up if you don't understand, google exists for a reason.
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These are listed in order by my personal preference well-liked to not well-liked.

Onmyo-Za - Garyuutensei album (12 songs) [ Visual Kei, Heavy Metal ]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VQS0OR5U

Aphasia - Wings of Fire album (10 songs) [ Melodic Power Metal ]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LWI319MH

Galneryus - The Flag of Punishment album (11 songs) [ Power Metal, Visual Kei ]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AEL1E9WU

Random FEEL SO BAD songs (10 songs) [ Heavy Metal ]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EIGP85BF

Aushvitz - Akarui single (4 songs) [ Heavy Metal ]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3XDC46WW

Blood Stain Child - Silence of Northern Hell album (7 songs) [ Melodic Death Metal ]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VBXCJZHL

Yes, I am awesome. I spent a long time making this post pretty and uploading the music. You guys should thank me in a PM or tell me I'm the most awesomest mod (and totally better than mauz15). Seriously though, it took me 2+ hours to get all of this uploaded.

EXTRA:
This isn't a Japanese band, it's a Korean band but I thought I might as well add it. They aren't a band anymore, which is sad.
Sahara - Self-Ego album (8 songs) [ Progressive Metal ]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F65FIT8T
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Posted 2/12/07
I wrote a review for Garyuutensei a few months ago for The Metal Archives (Google it, you goons, if you like metal). I like metal, and I like to write, and I like this album. A lot. The review wanted to be written.

Here it is, in its entirety.

Garyuutensei - A Visual Kei Masterpiece - 95%
Written by WrathS on November 11th, 2006

I would like to first let you know that I know very little Japanese; in fact...I know almost none. I can't analyze the lyrics; even if I were to, it would be me talking about Japanese history and mythology. Which, in general, describe Onmyouza's lyrics on the whole.


In case you might not know, Onymouza is a band that stresses the dichotomy of life. Their name implies it, and their sound definitely shows it. They employ two guitar players who both skillfully double up on guitar leads, harmonizing and dueling. They employ a highly trained operatic female vocalist (who has an amazing range and technique) and a male vocalist (who also plays bass). In a nutshell, with this configuration, the timbre of the band sounds very full and is highly polyphonic, to say the least. Every story they tell sounds epic and romantic. In general, on this release, they do not stray too far from what they have previously done. If I might say, they just add more prerecorded sounds and instruments, which helps and does not hurt the music.


This album is chock-full of catchy melodies and, in fact, every song has several vocal melodies, guitar duels, and bass licks that are all memorable and enjoyable. Even the guitar rhythms sound different from typical stock metal riffs.
I might be going off on a tangent, but the guitar players are very aurally skilled. They have an immaculate tone, and when they harmonize, it sounds flawless. Certain effects they use are very finely tweaked, and it is evident on the subtle, yet evil intro to "Muma Enyou", the second part of the three-part "Kumikyoku Yoshitsune" suite on this album. Yes, indeed, this album has a very progressive rock-esque suite on it.


So many things about this album are done right... so it pains me to list what isn't done right. Some of the vocal melodies are very reminiscent of other songs they have done. Some of the guitar riffs are repetitive at times. Sometimes the bassist does a few too many slides. That's about it. It was enough to subtract 5 from the score, though.


All in all, here is what is great: Haunting, yet enchanting vocals, a great visual presence, melodic bass playing, highly melodic guitar playing, polyphony, great emotion, and so much more. A must have if you like Japanese rock music, Visual Kei, melodic metal, or progressive metal. Or just plain 'ole GOOD MUSIC!
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Posted 2/12/07
wow Blood Stain Child sounds like that Finnish metal band Children of Bodom.

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Posted 2/13/07
Look above if you don't know how to get the files.

D - Tafel Anatomie album (10 songs) [ Visual Kei, Gothic Metal ]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GVBALJFP

The Black Mages - The Black Mages album (10 songs) [ Progessive Metal ]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3S9B91I0
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