Dragon Ash are one of the more talented bands as of late. Their range in sonic variety has been shown time and time again. I remember back when Mustang was released, then a few years later Viva La Revolution, and it was quite a surprise to hear their music change so much, yet remain so cool.
Their latest album, 'Harvest', isnt as good as the ones I just mentioned, but let me tell you, the songs really grow on you. Still a great album.
Funny I just posted in the J-Rap thread now that I see this one.. Yes I like Dragon Ash they're really good.. My favorite song from them is Deep Impact (Ft. Rappagaria) At the moment.. And also Battle Royal.. Both good songs..
99% of Japanese bands are manufactured to sell records. Kind of just like cars are made. They make something that will appeal to particular demographic. Case and point: Chemistry. They performed a public vote on who the band members would be for crying out loud.
my favorites are viva la revolution, grateful days, underage song, invitation, and my friend's anthem (or something) those are some favorites. i like almost all the songs dragon ash has ever done though, my favorite album, though, is viva la revolution. i also like Source, check them out. they have a new song called GLOWLY which features kj from dragon ash.
They were originally a punkband. Over time they started to use more and more hip-hop elements in their music and now they're best known for being a hip-hop band. They still use a lot of punk elements in their work though, but these days it's much more electronic.