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  1. saiko

    Pure management exploitation. That's all, folks. I stopped listeing to Kiryu a long time ago after Kyouka suigetsu because of this. Seriously, this is perverse. I still can't figure out how the members actually seem to survive Kiryu fans must reconsider worshiping this blood-and-tears effort, if they feel at least a little human empathy for any of these guys..
  2. My god, this is so accurate
  3. Thanks @hyura! And thanks @Takadanobabaalien for giving that girl a true lesson back then!
  4. After many (many) listenings to DeG's "Gauze", I could moreless figure out which are the sources of the majority of the songs in the album, in terms of styles and bands. For example, "Mitsu no tsuba", "Yurameki" and "Akuro no oka" recall Luna Sea very easily, "Cage" does for X songs like "Rusty Nail", while "304 blablabla", "Zan" and "Mazohyst" do the same for Kuroyume. 


    But there are still some songs whose arrangments don't fit in any "constelations" of arranagments I've heard before withing and out of the VK scene. "Yokan", "Raison detre" and "Mask"; the only word that comes to my mind while hearing them is "dance punk", but I can't tell anything else on the subject.


    Any ideas?


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    2. Zeus


      for "Yokan", "Raison detre" most definitely 80s and 90s american pop and dance mixed with some (at that time) modern vk trends

    3. saiko


      @Zeus What songs come to your mind for instance?

    4. Zeus


      No songs, just general trends and the types of synths and guitar tuning used

  5. So my bf said he didn't like Gauze beyond "Cage", because of Kyo's voice sounding "weird" at him. 


    Should I dump him?

    1. Zeus


      so you are saying he got up TO cage before thinking kyo's vocals are weird?

      ...i guess that's fair shit don't get weird until tsumi to batsu

    2. Himeaimichu


      Tell him "Suck it up, buttercup. Vkei only sounds weirder from here"

    3. anadentone


      Bf dont like Kyo's voice? Get a new bf :D 

  6. saiko

    So... the pronostic you guys are making is pretty dark, isn't it?
  7. After looking at Michi (ex-Maschera) and Koji's (ex-La'cryma Christi) new project, a thought came to my mind. I love both musicians, and the music they've put out is ok. But I can't avoid getting cringy vibes from this kind of looks. Don't exactly know why... All I feel is like they are pretending too much; they don't carry that look like it's themselves. It actually feels like they are making fun, doing cosplay of some BL anime instead of doing "art".


    This kind of over-the-top fantasy aesthetics looked great on 90s acts like Malice Mizer, Psycho le cemu or even early DeG; they felt "genuine", "fresh", "artistic". Nowadays, when there is a trend of bands that exploit it (the like of Grimmoire, Pentagon, the raid, Yumeleep, Mathilda, BabyKingdom) they seem always forced and, in that way, painful to look at. Those nekomimi and tails are... ugh...


    Does anyone else feel the same?

    1. yomii


      idk, isn't vkei all about selling you a fantasy? and nowadays more and more bands are capable of demonstrating nice, detailed looks which is not bad imo. it've become harder to distinguish bands that have actual sophisticated sense of style which comes out both in visual and musical aspects from total garbage bands who just can afford an okay-ish makeup tho.

      as for alice in menswear, they just look a bit cheap - at that age you either use the full power of makeup and photoshop to look like a fucking fairy or just do something more simple but still stylish.

  8. saiko

    Can you go into more details?
  9. saiko

    Michi is unrecognizable... How can this almost-if-not 50s man look like a teenager anime character...
  10. saiko

    Kizu always
  11. With this issue of Diaura switching labels, I got curious about the topic. How many labels of the VK scene can you count? If you can, add information on year of starting and closing; owner (and bands he/she got involved); at least three names of the most famous bands they have worked with; overall reputation.

  12. saiko

    Wasn't Ains a label of Yo-ka? Who is Yukika?

    Did I transcribed correctly what Kamijo says in the intro?


    ここは 君の ??? 記憶の中
    自分の全部で苦しみを 知らない
    これから 君は 自分が 生まれるまいにだいて
    全ての感情を 知る事の 生る

    前線の君は 運命を 占い
    指の 名を持つ 
    自分の 運命を

    There are some words I can't identify clearly, so maybe I missing a の for an を and so on...

    1. saiko



      Same with this intro. Gackt's Japanese is more audible, but still have some confusion on some words, perhaps because I can't match them together into a whole meaning...





      全ての物に 接げる














  14. saiko

    What it really pissed me off of Cinema Bizarre was the fact that they looked really vk... but didn't sounded vk at all. We could have had a little vk music to reach the West mainstream, guys...
  15. Which do you consider are the most "anthemic" vk songs ever? 


    For me there are quite a few, but "Cage" from Dir should be in the top of the list.

    1. nekkichi






      I'm not counting anything by Deg as anthemic ever since they traded their VK past for the no-homo metalhead neckbeard coin lol fucking Gackt still has more scene cred than them

    2. Paraph
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