Whats up with Visual Kei?
Posted 7/3/08
How did it go from this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovAk5avdzE to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XhpCEiMUUc&feature=related

Yeah, it goes from awesome heavy metal type stuff, to SCREAMO?!?!?! I remember the 90's were basically the best times to like Visual Kei, now Visual Kei is nothing more then men dressing up as school girls then playing American Music with Japanese vocals...
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Posted 9/20/09
Don't listen. And there's nothing wrong with American music, jerk.
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Posted 9/20/09
Umm, X-Japan fucking sucks.

I know that's the shit you're talking about.

Just because you don't like it doesn't make you right about it's existence/technicalities.

Go jump off a bridge, you pretentious fag.
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Posted 9/20/09

MCRkixass wrote:

Umm, X-Japan fucking sucks.

I know that's the shit you're talking about.

Just because you don't like it doesn't make you right about it's existence/technicalities.

Go jump off a bridge, you pretentious fag.


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Posted 9/20/09
Eh yeah, they focus on the outfits too much in my perspective, but some Visual Kei bands sound cool.
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Posted 9/21/09
This better not be about my Bou or Kanon >:p ohohoh.
Posted 9/22/09
I think X Japan were great as power/speed/prog metal, before they sold out to glam pop metal, and then later dumbed down their sound even more with nu-metal. I don't like most Visual Kei bands that I've heard, and find them to be really generic music with "style over substance", but there are some that impress me. I really like Malice Mizer (though not so much with Gackt) and Onmyo-Za.
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Posted 9/22/09 , edited 9/22/09
See, I've never really found much "Visual-kei" that I enjoy at all.

It's all about looks and dressing up, and the music wasn't exactly that good back then in my opinion. However, it was so much better than the shit that's out now where it's all a load of fruitcakes.

I like Kaggra, their newer stuff, I'm not sure if I'm a fan of their older work. I honestly don't listen to them much, but I've enjoyed what I heard of their newer work. SID back when it was "Visual-kei"ish was much better than it is nowadays, Ajisai (a song of theirs) was and is the shit, I just can't stand even looking at the band now. It's honestly a band of sell outs who play shit pop rock now.

A ton of Visual-kei bands nowadays from what I've seen all use the same voice, do some shit screamo bull shit, and then there are the ones that like looking like cute girls. It's stupid that people care so much about looks in a genre of MUSIC.

Also, MCRkixass is a retard, don't worry about that dumb ass. Anybody agreeing with MCRkixass is also a retard. :)

[Edit]: Onmyo-za is considered Visual-kei? I know they dress up, but... Eh? Never made that connection.
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Posted 9/22/09

MCRkixass wrote:

Umm, X-Japan fucking sucks.

I know that's the shit you're talking about.

Just because you don't like it doesn't make you right about it's existence/technicalities.

Go jump off a bridge, you pretentious fag.


lol i agree
except ive never listened to X Japan so i dont know about them
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Posted 9/22/09 , edited 9/22/09

HokiePokie wrote:

See, I've never really found much "Visual-kei" that I enjoy at all.

It's all about looks and dressing up, and the music wasn't exactly that good back then in my opinion. However, it was so much better than the shit that's out now where it's all a load of fruitcakes.

I like Kaggra, their newer stuff, I'm not sure if I'm a fan of their older work. I honestly don't listen to them much, but I've enjoyed what I heard of their newer work. SID back when it was "Visual-kei"ish was much better than it is nowadays, Ajisai (a song of theirs) was and is the shit, I just can't stand even looking at the band now. It's honestly a band of sell outs who play shit pop rock now.

A ton of Visual-kei bands nowadays from what I've seen all use the same voice, do some shit screamo bull shit, and then there are the ones that like looking like cute girls. It's stupid that people care so much about looks in a genre of MUSIC.

Also, MCRkixass is a retard, don't worry about that dumb ass. Anybody agreeing with MCRkixass is also a retard. :)

[Edit]: Onmyo-za is considered Visual-kei? I know they dress up, but... Eh? Never made that connection.


Calling someone mental just because you don't like them is not cool.
Please think about what you're going to say next time
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Posted 9/22/09

Shohee wrote:

This better not be about my Bou or Kanon >:p ohohoh.


well they (and An Cafe) are more Oshare Kei but I think this Jerk can't tell the difference :PP
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Posted 9/22/09

shirayukiIce wrote:


HokiePokie wrote:

See, I've never really found much "Visual-kei" that I enjoy at all.

It's all about looks and dressing up, and the music wasn't exactly that good back then in my opinion. However, it was so much better than the shit that's out now where it's all a load of fruitcakes.

I like Kaggra, their newer stuff, I'm not sure if I'm a fan of their older work. I honestly don't listen to them much, but I've enjoyed what I heard of their newer work. SID back when it was "Visual-kei"ish was much better than it is nowadays, Ajisai (a song of theirs) was and is the shit, I just can't stand even looking at the band now. It's honestly a band of sell outs who play shit pop rock now.

A ton of Visual-kei bands nowadays from what I've seen all use the same voice, do some shit screamo bull shit, and then there are the ones that like looking like cute girls. It's stupid that people care so much about looks in a genre of MUSIC.

Also, MCRkixass is a retard, don't worry about that dumb ass. Anybody agreeing with MCRkixass is also a retard. :)

[Edit]: Onmyo-za is considered Visual-kei? I know they dress up, but... Eh? Never made that connection.


Calling someone mental just because you don't like them is not cool.


Retard - a person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way (Dictionary.com)

The only time I see Retard meaning a mentally handicapped person on the website is when it's in the "Slang Dictionary" or categorized under "Offensive slang". Just because a word is transformed into slang for something it doesn't really mean, doesn't meant he actual meaning doesn't exist. Gay didn't always mean a dude or a girl that likes screwing the person of the same sex.
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Posted 9/22/09


Well I Know my cousin has retardation which mean he has a mental problem
Gay used to mean happy.. i know
well i would go on but i don't want o spam the forum
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Posted 9/4/10
The only Visual Kei songs I find good are...

Chizuru - The Gazette
Aitakute - Ayabie
Lost Angels - Gackt
A Hero Without A Name - An Cafe
And A lot of Kagrra's songs^^
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Posted 9/5/10
^ in response to comments above, there's nothing wrong with american music imo, everyone's got different tastes though, so let's be respectful, okay?

i DO listen to american stuff, along with Japanese

as for visual kei, i like it a lot, it's all entertainment, right?

i like it for the entertainment value, the combination of awesome and crazy outfits and music, is addicting...
as for X-Japan, I've never really heard them...
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