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  1. So I have previously had this discussion with "JILUKA" winning beating "FIXER" by 72% of the votes. So with their new mini-albums released last month I thought this would be a good time to re-open this discussion. So this one can be view two different ways either you can judge weather "JILUKA" is still better than "FIXER" or you simply judge the mini-albums only. I'll set up the poll so you can't vote for the minis and the bands themselves or just the bands if you prefer. Oh and unrelated but they toured together recently as well which is pretty awesome VS. FIGHT!!!
  2. These are in my opinion two of the best new visual kei bands going right now and I've been considering pitting them against each other for awhile now. So after discovering that JILUKA are also from Tokyo (accodring to @Duwang) I finally decided to do it. So both of these bands formed in Tokyo both formed in 2013 and both have a very heavy and electronic sound. Both often employ growls, screams, and in Fixer's case pig squeals as well. Both bands have also used clean singing and more melodic songs in nature as well and tend to combine elements of both within most of their songs. Both bands also tend to use techniques often seen in metalcore such as breakdowns featuring guitar solo's and harsh vocals: including the ones mentioned above. So after that kind of detailed introduction lol the only question remaining is who is better or rather who does it better I guess since they basically have the same sounds. JILUKA FIXER FIGHT!
  3. Hey, everyone. I thought this might make for a pretty cool match-up. The most obvious difference between both of these bands is that one is visual and the other is not, but I actually think these guys have a bit more in common than what meets the eye. For lack of a better term, both cinema staff and chanty play similar styles of "indie-rock" with faint midwestern emo influences (the riffage, guitar tones, and even random, yet scarce screams that both bands employ). Both bands are also really poppy, opting for big, catchy hooks, accessible melodies, and mostly straightforward arrangements - all while maintaining a subtle balance with their more raw, aggressive sides. Both vocalists are also fairly melodramatic, haha. On a more trivial tip, I think it's interesting to note that I've often seen chanty described as "a vk band that sounds like J-indie", while I've also seen J-indie fans describe cinema staff's vocalist as "sounding vk". Whatever the case, I think it's clear that both bands have a decent amount of crossover appeal. Which band do you prefer, and why? Chanty Samples: VS cinema staff Samples:
  4. What can I say really say, both of these bands are indie vk legends, both are/were on Anarchist Records, both are 90's vk bands, both have hardcore punk metalish style, and both are basically session bands even though 妃阿甦 isn't supposed to be technically. So now the question remains who is better? 妃阿甦 Vs. ∀NTI FEMINISM Fight!
  5. ギルガメッシュ Vs. D'espairsRay The similarities are there. Both bands lasted about the same amount of time Despa lasted 12 years and Giru lasted around 13, both bands experienced drastic changes in sound towards the later end of their careers, and finally both bands line-ups remained consistent with the exception of girugamesh's early vocalist change. Now the question is who is better.
  6. Maximum the Hormone vs. Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Both big J non vk bands i think, both screaming in a anime intro/ending
  7. DIAURA vs. ダリ (Dali) Who has the better D?
  8. Instead of random VK face-offs and even more random clusterfucks, let's try to bring the actual purpose of this format back: TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Gesu no Kiwami Otome I tried my best to represent main aspects of these bands above, but anyways - why such comparison though (aside from both being side-projects)? All in all, I find this battle to be rather serious one but fun nonetheless if you do really dig both acts (yeah yeah, not that we expect possible Enon bias here but I am curious about those who do not follow either really) Go!
  9. グリーヴァ (Grieva) vs. Metis Gretel both good at this old school kei
  10. Raddock (ラドック) vs Diement. I geuss in the spirt of reviving Dear Dolce who closed years ago, a friendly battle.
  11. old ayabie vs. Old girugamesh
  12. Why not take two friendly bands and pit them against one another? I thought this might make for an interesting match up, so let's go! We've got the legendary Plastic Tree who have been around for over 20 years, and then THE NOVEMBERS, who are a bit younger (they've been active for a little over 10 years) but well-respected. Both bands are loosely associated with shoegaze, but whereas Plastic Tree has been a mainstay for overseas VK fans, THE NOVEMBERS has been prominently favored by overseas. 'J-indie' fans. Which band do you prefer, and why? Just to make it tougher for fans of both Ryutaro Arimura (PLASTIC TREE) & Yusuke Kobayashi (THE NOVEMBERS) Plastic Tree vs. THE NOVEMBERS
  13. DIR EN GREY has been around for 18 years now, but when you divide their career in two, which half have you been enjoying more? Dir en grey (1997 - 2005) Gauze (1999) Macabre (2000) Kisou (2002) Vulgar (2003) Withering to Death. (2005) vs DIR EN GREY (2006 - 2015) The Marrow of a Bone (2007) Uroboros (2008) Dum Spiro Spero (2011) Arche (2014)
  14. No worries, I don't intend to get carried away with these. Just thought i'd try another with some unrelated bands, and see how it goes ; ) Which band are you enjoying more? THE BLACK SWAN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzB86JqPT8Y vs kamomekamome
  15. Let's try something a bit different this time and battle two bands from two different scenes, with two different sounds, that aren't related in any way. Though both bands are flamboyantly fabulous in their own ways, and both have great guitarists~ So which band are you enjoying more? trivia: mejibray has never lost a band battle here before! MEJIBRAY vs 八十八ヶ所巡礼 (88kasyo junrei)
  16. Traditional music with male and female vocals. But which one rocks your socks off most? You're welcome Zeus-sama.
  17. These two all female bands began morphing into a different kind of girl band from how they originally debuted. Aldious started out as a metal/Visual Kei group, now becoming more like the typical mainstream girl band, while FLiP were known for their rocking tunes which now sounds like sweet, sugary J-pop. (Sound when they debuted) (Sound change, plus change of vocalist) Sound when they debuted (Sound change)
  18. Crazy Shampoo is old band from Yoshiatsu and DADAROMA is the new one. Between both bands, which one do you like the most? Crazy★shampoo DADAROMA Some comment about them ? Do it Idk why, but I can't put videos, only the url.
  19. ペンタゴン (pentagon) vs. Chanty Both bands had released their first full-length albums earlier this year, and both had quite the reception here on MH. They're both pretty new bands with positive comments on, but who do you think is the better unit? Edit: changed the chanty PV choice
  20. Back again for another round~! Today we're looking at bands that have been around for about the same amount of time, have loyal fanbases, and released singles this month. So which band are you enjoying more? MEJIBRAY vs Royz
  21. Haven't done this in a while and someone just reminded me about them so here we go! This time we bring you 2 challengers who released acclaimed albums this year and are battling it out for your favorite pop rock visual band! SuG vistlip Which one is your favorite and why?
  22. OGRE YOU ASSHOLE Full Albums: 2005年12月7日 OGRE YOU ASSHOLE 2007年10月3日 アルファベータ vs. ラムダ 2009年10月7日 フォグランプ 2011年8月24日 homely 2012年9月19日 100年後 2014年10月15日 ペーパークラフト VS. LOSTAGE Full Albums: 2006年1月25日 PLAY WITH ISOLATION 2007年7月18日 DRAMA 2009年3月25日 GO 2010年6月02日 LOSTAGE 2012年7月11日 ECHOES 2014年8月06日 GUITAR Ok, the battle is on! 2 bands that formed in 2001 and went on to become revered heavyweights of Japanese indie rock. Both bands also have 6 full albums under their belt. Which band do you think is better AND WHY?
  23. BAND BATTLE SADS 黒夢 (Kuroyume) Phew, that was one hell of a post! Which Kiyoharu project you prefer and why? When it comes to me, I have a bit of hard time to decide which one I prefer or so, so I gotta play dirty: Nostalgia/early repertoire-wise: Kuroyume Current music-wise: Sads
  24. BAND BATTLE CHARISMA.COM VS. FEMM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uir4lYQpk7k J-Pop showdown! Which one of these two female pop duos do you prefer and why?
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