Gazette - lots of their songs are awesome, they are very famous
Hyde - hes cool, and has a great voice
L'arc en ciel - hyde used to sing for them, they have good songs
D'espairs ray - i really only like one of their songs and thats squall, its good
SID - theyre awesome, funny sometimes. i like their music a lot
last but not least,
D - they're my favorite band of all. amazing singing, guitarists everything. it might take a while to get used to his singing though. i love their music so much!
Wow Nice Music.. You have very good singers and a good future in music industry.. Because I'm from asia and love to learn things about japan, A music, Way of living, Food etc.. Anyone tell me about rock music in japan?
Miyavi: Fun inspiring music, great vocals, excellent guitar playing Utada Hikaru: WONDERFUL VOICE! Catchy music, great lyrics and good image over all Tamaki Nami: Fun music to dance to, great lyrics Dir en grey: Awesome guitars, music full of emotion, great vocals Ayumi Hamasaki: Good for the hip-hop lover Namie Amuro: Fair range of music mostly fun hip-hop High and Mighty color: Fun rock music Gazette: Good guitars, lyrics and vocals ~L'arc en ciel~: Good vocals, also fun rock music
I didn't notice this topic before, so I m answering now... whatever.
My rather short list of heavy stuff consists of these bands... well, unfortunately.
I don't LOVE all of them (note, capitals), but I do listen to them sometimes, ofc there are a few bands I really like.
Blood Stain Child (screw Mozaiq, its a failure. I wants less trance and more death lolex!)
Serpent (Definitely amazing, its melodeath, but God, those quazi-scream growls humiliate most vocalists in the industry, its really like... howling)
It all depends on what sort of music you're into. I'll name a few bands and artists that I like, and I'll list them here from lightest (more dance/mellow-like) to heaviest (metal-like) (in my humble, personal opinion)
Abingdon Boys School (lead singer T.M. Revolution, but much different sound)
Maximum the Hormone
That's all I can think of at the moment and can't be bothered to look at my collection. That should be enough to get people started. Just Depends what you like.
-hint- My personal favourite of those is UVERworld.
BUCK-TICK is my recomandation: no need for description-allways the greatest...more than 20 years of activity and Atsushi Sakurai is the best vocalist ever
GACKT : singer,composer,actor,he also play many instruments,model; great voice,beautiful songs
I like JROCK alot, both soft and heavy one, but for newbies, i will recommend something softer/ gentle. Find out what kind of genre/ rhythm you like first then go for heavier one. JROCK is always full with surprise.
Lot's of Japanese traditional elements or "wa"(和) in the melody along with Isshi (vocal) gentle but powerful voice, recommend their song "Irodori No Sanka" & "Sai" from their latest album.
2) Plastic Tree
Ryutaro Arimura (vocal) has a very very gentle & soft voice that sounds a bit sad. Try to look for the translation of the lyric (if you don't understand Japanese), most of it wrote by Ryutaro and the way he wrote the lyric is so so beautiful...Recommend "Yuki Hotaru" & "Spica"
Their melodies are great and easy to be accepted by most of the newbies in JROCK, and Teru voice is special! Abit rough but steady. Recommend "Minamigochi" & "Goodbye Bye Sunday"
4) The Gazette
Check out on "Guren", it's cool and you will know why you will like them.
Formed by Luna sea vocal Ryuichi and Rhythm Guitarist Inoran together with Hayama. Great vocal and great melody/ rhythm arragement. Recommend "Heaven" & "Ageha"
Tsuyoshi from Kinki kids, a talented guy that always shows improvement in his music. Recommend "Sora ga Naku kara", "Help me,help me" & "haru kurikaesu"
If you don't like JROck but something more gentle
1) Mr. Children
Recommend "Kurumi", touching.....
check out on "Tsubomi" & "Sakura"
The genre is something similar to Mr.Children style but bit more blue.
heh, everyone recommends their favorite bands and artists and many of them repeats. :} but oh well. I also can recommend several popular j-rock/visual kei bands, because I think some of them really deserves at least some attention from someone,who wants to get acquainted with j-rock. but I don't see any purpose to do so. so I would rather recommend....
for electronical music fans I can offer a dreamy music maker - Akira Kosemura. very similar artist - Haruka Nakamura. also gentle woman vocal in band of two people - Matryoshka. aaaaand one more in this place - Kashiwa Daisuke. these are my favorites mostly ambient makers. Wagdug Futuristic Unity - digital hardcore. anime lovers probably know this project - his song "Systematic People" was used in Kurozuka's opening. Nujabes - awesome hip-hop and trip-hop music producer, he also contributed music to the soundtrack of anime "Samurai Champloo".
great funk music from Kei Kobayashi. nobodyknows+ - hehe, j-rap band i guess, their sound is a mix of funk, jazz, dance, and especially hip-hop.
well, there still are many bands and artists that I can possibly recommend, but for now it's enough, i think.~
LM.C Really energetic and catchy music. JaME info Kitaro Composes really beautiful pieces. I recommend Mizu ni Inori te album. Info Lucy Rock. They absolutely rock! Hisashi's vocals are just so great. JaME info AMADEUS Classical, visual kei. Beethoven and Mozart influenced. JaME info Janne Da Arc Rock, pop-ish, heavy rock. JaME info DJ OZMA Pop. xD So good, and his videos. x) Spiderman cracked me up (watch it!) JaME info globe Various, pop, dance. JaME info The Pillows Rock. They have also made music for the anime FLCL. JaME info KAT-TUN Pop, rock, rap. Great vocals and upbeat songs. JaME info Kotani Kinya Pop. Has made music for Gravitation anime. JaME info w-inds Pop. Haven't listened them much but their song Super Lover is really catchy. ) JaME info
I sort of started out with d'espairsray
Then I toddled over to Nightmare. I found them on my own. After that I found Girugamesh.
The 3 bands I mentioned, in my opinion, are similar sound type of music I prefer. Kind of heavy and dark.
Then I looked over An Cafe becuase someone recommend that I listen to them, then Gazette and Alice Nine.
They're pretty catchy bands, and mostly upbeat in comparison. (Also just my opinion)
Dir en Grey
L'Arc en Ciel
9Goats Black Out
Shoujo Lolita 23Q
Acid Black Cherry
Janne Da Arc
Rentrer en Soi
Skoop on Somebody
They're all the Japanese artists/bands I listen to =)