something in tune with the other thread on euro metal bands...i like to plug the very talented and incredible japanese metal bands i like(and yes most of it is sung in japanese in case your wondering, but hey i can speak it ) X-japan: one of the greats-classical styles combined with metal, much like euro powermetal. favorite album-jealousy seikimaII(apocalypse pt2): how do i explane these guys..... they play everything from polka's to speed metal. they are a sub genre in japan called 'image bands' each member has something like 50 different outfits. and each wears kabuki theatre makeup of traditional japanese demons. they do have a couple songs in english (such as 'made in japan' and 'the place below the stairway to hell'), all in all truly talented musicians, and great showmen. favorite album-frightful resturaunt sex machineguns: one of the realatively new japanese metal groups. hard and heavy all the way. favorite album-barbe q michael show-ya: an older all female group on par with classic judas priest. favorite album-outer limits hide with spread beaver(really the name): former X-japan gutarist hide(heeday) started his own band. plays more of an industrial style. favorite album-ja zoo the brilliant green: more melodic rock, but i like them. favorite album-the first self titled release. and i have some others but they tend to be more pop/rock or techno/rock so is anybody else here into japanese groups?