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Anyone enjoy the band X-Japan?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by mattbrown, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. mattbrown

    mattbrown New Metal Member

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    Power/progressive metal band from Japan. They're one of the most popular bands of all time in Japan, oddly enough.

    Their music kicks ass, and I love their singing, but a lot of people hate the vocals.

    idk.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Pretty awesome band. I listened to them when I was first getting into metal. I still like them, they just don't fit into my listening patterns these days.
     
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    No i don't ... I haven't even heard them.
     
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    don't think I'd call them power metal, but yes they kick lots of ass. Don't listen to them as much as I used to, but Art of Life is always a great song to listen to when you're depressed.
     
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    Yep, definitely one of my top favorites from Japan!
     
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    sixxswine rockandrollazine.blogspot

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    I liked E-Z-O...
     
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    I guess there already is a topic about them somewhere here, I remember I wrote in it this summer... whatever. I like this band quite much and yes, their music really kicks ass. I have one normal best-of and a ballads best-of, I like them both and I think that they were great in writing fast songs and ballads alike.

    I wouldn't call their music "power metal" either, though I can't think of another way to label their music :cry:
    People use to call it Japanese Rock, but probably it can be labelled in a more general way.
    By the way, a friend of mine has recently suggested me some Japanese bands which play the same stuff, I took a listen to them and they really deserve a listen, indeed. I'm going to post their names soon.
     
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    Wires & Waves New Metal Member

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    iori motherfuckin yagami....
     
  9. Element_man

    Element_man Lord of the Realm

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    I'd honestly call it power metal. 'Kurenai' is seriously the fucki heavy anthem of Japan. Trust me, I've been there.

    KUUURENAAAAII
     
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    I dunno much about what defines Power Metal as power metal, but most power metal has a very triumphant feel to it, like "I just slew a dragon" type stuff. X Japan songs usually feel very angry or sad, they portray a lot of very real and human emotions that you just don't see in power metal (unless you really did just slay a dragon). I've always heard them described as speed metal, but not sure what I'd call them.
     
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