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  1. Okay people, so as you all know, I enjoy uploading a good amount of VK. In my time, I have managed to upload some stuff from the precursors of VK to the very present. What I would like to know though... is which era of VK is YOUR favorite?? Now just to make a few things clear: - The eras are absolutely NOT definitive, meaning that the bands I chose to represent the eras on here are just from their popularity at the time, as well as reflecting the attitude I think is appropriate for the time period. - Yes, I KNOW THERE ARE MORE BANDS THAT CAN FIT/REPRESENT THE TIME-PERIOD. For the sake of time though, I only chose five of each category/choice. Mainly because it's 7AM and my parents are confused as why I'm still awake. With that all out of the way, I ask YOU fellow MH-heads: which era of VK is YOUR favorite? Which wave are you on?? PRE-WAVE aka THE PRECURSORS!! (circa 1984~1988) ~D'ERLANGER~ ~Uchoten (有頂天)~ ~BUCK-TICK~ ~Kinniku Shojo Tai (筋肉少女帯)~ ~ZIGGY~ THE FIRST WAVE (circa 1988~1993) ~X JAPAN~ ~COLOR~ ~BY-SEXUAL~ ~Kamaitachi (かまいたち)~ ~LUNA SEA~ THE SECOND WAVE (circa 1993~1997) ~Kuroyume (黒夢)~ ~GLAY~ ~L'Arc~en~Ciel~ ~MALICE MIZER~ ~LAREINE~ THE THIRD WAVE (circa 1997 through 2001) ~SHAZNA~ ~La'cryma Christi~ ~FANATIC CRISIS~ ~PIERROT~ ~Dir en grey~ THE FOURTH WAVE (circa 2001~2005) ~Psycho le Cemu~ ~MUCC~ ~An Cafe~ ~the GazettE~ ~SID (シド)~ THE FIFTH WAVE (circa 2005~2010) ~Kagrra~ ~D~ ~Phantasmagoria~ ~Megamasso (メガマソ)~ ~Versailles~ THE SIXTH WAVE (circa 2010~2013) ~DOG inTHE PWO~ ~SCREW~ ~Kiryu (己龍)~ ~NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST~ ~Golden Bomber (ゴールデンボンバー)~ THE SEVENTH WAVE aka THE CURRENT-GRADUATING WAVE (circa 2013~2017) ~MEJIBRAY~ ~DEZERT~ ~AvelCain~ ~D.I.D.~ ~DADAROMA~
  2. Hello! We're Chaotic Harmony Imports and our mission is to globalize visual kei by bringing official merchandise to your doorstep! We're a new import store, and an official distributor for each of our artists. We actually work directly with the labels and artists to get all of our merchandise, which keeps the prices low for you (as close to the original Japanese price as possible), and supports all of the artists! By doing this, we allow you to completely avoid expensive import and shopping service fees, as well as slow shipments! This also means that all of our inventory is brand new, and nothing us ever resale! We are based in the US, but we offer international shipping an accept payments by Paypal. Currently we feature these artists: lynch., SuG, Kaya, Schwarz Stein, Femme Fatale, DaizyStripper, FEST VAINQUEUR, Kiryu, Royz, Codomo Dragon, MeteoroiD, Chanty, and Avanchick. We are also always working to expand our inventory. We feature tour goods like t-shirt, towel, cheki (signed!), cheki holders, and more! Visit www.chaotic-harmony.net to see all of our available inventory! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via our contact form, or e-mail us at info@chaotic-harmony.net. We'll also be replying to any questions or comments on this thread. Our social media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr
  3. 会場限定ライヴDVD●第2弾!発売決定! JILUKAの会場限定ライヴDVD第2弾『The Chronostasis -Live abstraction from 160923-』の発売が決定しました。 ●収録内容 〜opening〜 1. ZONE 2. Prisoners 〜drums solo〜 3. Lethal Affliction 4. Lluvia 5. Crossing Fate 〜ending〜 ※2016年9月23日・池袋EDGEで行われた2ndワンマンLIVEにて収録したライヴ映像です。 タイトル:The Chronostasis -Live abstraction from 160923- 形態:LIVE DVD レーベル:DPR JAPAN 品番:DPRJ-BP02 定価:¥3000(税込) 収録時間:約42分 ※2017/1/15恵比寿club aimより販売開始(当日限定特典有) Source: http://www.jiluka-web.com/news
  4. I know peffy did romaji for this song, but I don't remember if anyone translated it into English. Well, here's my attempt either way. My Japanese is still pretty garbage, so feel free to let me know if I've botched something. 他人の不幸は蜜の味 / Other Peoples’ Misfortune Tastes of Honey Music and Lyrics: NOAH Other peoples’ misfortune tastes of honey… “Where are you, and what are you doing? You’re nothing but a liar!| La la la la “Are you with a woman? If so, why? I’m not bad!” La la la la “What do I call a woman as stupid as you?”* “Mitsu”** “It’s pitiful that just a quick comment can patch things up…” “Other peoples’ misfortune tastes of honey…” Are you looking at someone like me and laughing? I’ll fall until I’ve completely fallen apart, so Hurry and degrade me “I’m your sweet taste of honey” You’ll use someone like me and throw me away But…that’s fine with me I just want to be by your side… It’s stupid, isn’t it… “Don’t be distant? Don’t leave me? Don’t leave me alone?” La la la la “Even though I’m ugly! Come close to me! Spend some money!” La la la la “When the money runs out, so does the connection – do you know that that’s the type of relationship that suits you best?” “Mitsu”* “To make me happy, give me your life…” “Other peoples’ misfortune tastes of honey…” Are you looking at someone like me and laughing? I’ll fall until I’ve completely fallen apart, so Hurry and degrade me “I’m your sweet taste of honey” You’ll use someone like me and throw me away But…that’s fine with me I just want to be by your side… It’s stupid, isn’t it… “What does sorrow taste like?” I’ll slurp it all up for you So I can be happy, Offer up your life “Other peoples’ misfortune tastes of honey…” Are you looking at someone like me and laughing? I’ll fall until I’ve completely fallen apart, so Hurry and degrade me “I’m your sweet taste of honey” You’ll use someone like me and throw me away But…that’s fine with me I just want to be by your side… It’s stupid, isn’t it… Notes: *I feel like I'm reading this wrong **I've used "mitsu" at certain parts instead of "honey", since the song is very blatantly referencing the “mitsu” phenomenon where women will pay for attention from band members 他人の不幸は蜜の味 / Tanin no fukou wa mitsu no aji Tanin no fukou wa mitsu no aji… Tanin no fukou wa mitsu no aji… Tanin no fukou wa mitsu no aji… Tanin no fukou wa mitsu no aji… “Doko de dare to nani shiteru no? Usotsuki bakari ne!” LA LA LA LA “Onna to iru yo? Dakara doushita? Ore wa waruku nai!] LA LA LA LA “Omae mitai na baka na onna o nante iu ka shitteru?” “Mitsu" “Tatta hitokoto de katatsukerarete kawaisou ni...” “Tanin no fukou wa mitsu no aji” Sonna watashi o mite waratte? Ochiru toko made ochiru kara Hayaku watashi o otoshite yo... “Watashi wa anata no mitsu no aji” Sonna watashi wa tsukai-sute Demo ne... sore demo ii kara Tada soba ni itai dake na no... Baka ne... “Hanarenaide? Hanasanaide? Hitori ni shinaide?” LA LA LA LA “BUSU no kuse ni! Chikayoru na yo! Kane o otose!” LA LA LA LA “Kane no kireme wa en no kireme sore ga ichiban niau kankei shitteru?” “Mitsu" “Ore ga shiawase ni naru tame ni omae no jinsei o choudai...” “Tanin no fukou wa mitsu no aji” Sonna watashi o mite waratte? Ochiru toko made ochiru kara Hayaku watashi o otoshite yo... “Watashi wa anata no mitsu no aji” Sonna watashi wa tsukai-sute Demo ne... sore demo ii kara Tada soba ni itai dake na no... Baka ne... “Fukou na kimochi wa donna aji?” Subete o suitsukushite ageru Boku ga shiawase ni naru tame Kimi no jinsei sasagete yo “Tanin no fukou wa mitsu no aji” Sonna watashi o mite waratte? Ochiru toko made ochiru kara Hayaku watashi o otoshite yo... “Watashi wa anata no mitsu no aji” Sonna watashi wa tsukai-sute Demo ne... sore demo ii kara Tada soba ni itai dake na no... Baka ne... Kanji: http://hiphopvomit.blogspot.ca/2016/04/avanchick-tanin-no-fukou-wa-mitsu-no-aji.html
  5. Hello guys! These are some of my valuable collections that I am parting for a reasonable price. Most of the items can be found at tumblr > vkei-en-sales.tumblr.com (most updated) If you're interested in our FB page too, you can feel free to like and share to your friends! ^^ https://www.facebook.com/vkei.en.sales/ We include artists like: the GazettE, MEJIBRAY, Nocturnal Bloodlust, Diaura, Arurukan(Arlequin/アルルカン), Royz, Gotcharocka, Acid Black Cherry, L'arc~en~Ciel, Lycaon, Called Plan, ACE, alice nine. etc We will be updating regularly these days so it would be nice if you subscribe to us! You can comment here or email us at vkei.en.sales@gmail.com if you want to place orders! Items are all uploaded with images! FREE PAPERS/FLYERS if you purchase above USD50 & reblog this post: HERE *****RARE CDs***** MEJIBRAY - トロシナ-Live Limited- **RARE** (SEALED) Price: Open to offer! DIAURA - 自壊 -Live Distributed- 2013.12.29 **RARE** Price: Open to offer! ============================================================ *****CHEKIS***** [SOLD] Arurukan (Nao & Shohei) @ USD17 for 2 [/SOLD] [SOLD] Subaru @ USD7 each (all 9 for USD60) [/SOLD] Tomoya @ USD5 each (all 3 for USD12.50) Koudai @ USD7 *****TRADECARDS***** Subaru @ USD3 each Tomoya @ USD1.50 ***Purchase USD35 worth of cheki/tradecards of Royz to get a Free Royz cheki folder (85% new) - 2 available!*** ============================================================ エース / ACE Nimo Cheki w/ signature USD5 each (all for USD17) 少年記 Nao w/ signature USD5 ============================================================ #01: We ship world-wide, from Hong Kong. #02: All Prices are in USD w/o shipping and Paypal 5% charge.(w/ Tracking by default unless its light items and requested) #03: If items are lost or damaged during shipping, we are not responsible. #04: All items are relatively new, mostly they are only opened once! #05: If you want to reserve items please note that at least 25% deposit of the total price is required. MORE INFORMATION: HERE
  6. Angelo new album CORD will release on 2016.9.28! No more details for now ^^
  7. So it's end of the year best-of list time, and I wanted to get involved... but I realized with more and more streaming of music rather than mp3s, and more and more me being lazy and not really listening to as much new stuff as I should: my best of 2016 list would be incomplete and hard to make because what I've been listening to isn't as easily organized by year in Spotify. But I'm a narcissist who still wanted to get in on the fun and write *something* so I decided to highlight some of my favorite, or at least notable for one reason or another, looks from the VK world in 2016. Visual is in the name after all! I know hipsters, such as myself, say that the looks don't matter and it's all about the music, man... but I'll freely admit even though I'm not looking at a picture of the band for 98% of my listening to them, the aesthetics matter and part of the reason I like VK is that I enjoy looking at pretty boys in elaborate costumes rather than bearded dudes in black tshirts. With that in mind here is my partially tongue-in-cheek but also I seriously thought about it 10 Notable VK Looks of 2016: Garak’s Vocalist ジュリ I call this the James Dean x Jesus. Insanity Injection Vocalist Kyouka Because of that YouTubers react video, this look may be the VK shot heard ‘round the world. “Looks like Kerrigan” is pretty accurate shorthand for Kyouka’s possessed crab/snake cannibal spirit costume that is almost elaborate enough to explain what the hell he’s been doing for the last ten years. ペンタゴン Bassist Minpha The kawaii-ness is undisputed around these parts… I’m embracing dark Minpha and his crown of demonic scallop shells. 乙女国家 Band I know it’s a VK trope, but I seriously like it when band members all pick a different color and just commit. I’m never going to learn their names, so it helps to just be able to reference “the yellow one who borrowed some gloves from Ensoku’s This is a Pen PV”. Also for anyone else who’s been there: was this photo taken at the ramen ‘museum’ (read: food court) in Yokohama?? It kinda reminds me of that spot. Doak Band As a rapidly balding dude, I appreciate when even fake-baldness gets some shine in VK. Shout-out to the dude from Codoma A! Avelcain Vocalist Karma I bow at the altar of Avelcain… and I’m on the record as loving black-suit-wearing VK looks. Add some fucking palpable *zetsubou* and a sword for no real reason!?? I’m sold. Elysion Band They get my vote for best golden age Matina cosplay of the year. I saw them in June and there was just tons of vinyl and straps and lace and bare thigh and a frilly white dress and… there’s no joke here they just had an awesome/classic look. I don’t even remember what they sounded like, but I remember thinking their outfits and makeup had to take hours to get right before the show. Lack-co. Vocalist Tenten What you thought I wasn’t going to include this transcendent “it’s coming in nice” puberty mustache dyed red?? You don’t know me very well. He’s got some sort of black sequin freckles happening too for some Annie vibes. Nihilizm Band Just a look that I think really kills. Those red lace blindfolds are just cool IDK. The member with the bob is a cutie. ギャロ Vocalist Jojo I always love Jojo’s extremely sparkly lipstick…. And in this video (and others this year) he wins the award for most dangerously low-rise pants in VK. Got them side abs! I also don’t really understand his fork hat, but fuck it if you can’t get weird in VK where can you? Close but no cigar: Hollowgram's grown up/understated black looks, vocalist from More's curls and one satyr horn, Plastic Tree vocalist pushing the bounds of how cool he can make cutting his own hair look Purposefully Omitted: The Black Swan blackface, any boring not-quite Kamijo look Let me know why I'm wrong and what should have been on this list!
  8. Band created in 2014 with some secrets lives before get finally announced formally on October 31th - November 1st. Members are Vocal: よしあつ/Yoshiatsu birthday: 05/20 (ex. Since1889, ex. ぷっちビジュ, ex. Crazy★shampoo) Guitar: 太嘉志/Takashi birthday: 03/16 (ex. NAINE) Bass: 金木朋宏/Tomo birthday: 01/30 (ex. Clarias, ex. ReViel/support, ex. LucaRia, ex. NovA/support, ex. SUPER-BOYS) Drums: 裕介/Yusuke birthday: 07/27 (ex. Quinstet, ex. NAINE) Their Releases: Albums: dadaism♯1 2015.2 - 2015.7 (sold out) 1. SE 2. 「溺れる魚」 3. MONEY 4. モルヒネ♯1 5. SEX! 6. モルヒネ♯2 7. ベルカとストレルカ dadaism♯2 2016.1.13 1. ハイアンドロー 2. モルヒネ♯3 3. Ars amatoria 4. 地面 5. KURT 6. 「ルシッド•ドリーム」 スタンチク 2016.6 Type A 1.オープニング 2.「リズリーサーカス」 3.「最終電車」 4.トレンドアイデンティティ 5.融け込めないざらざらな芸術を君が殺してくれないか 6.「雨のワルツ」 7.ベルカとストレルカ(Rerecorded) 8.モルヒネ #1 9.モルヒネ #2 10.SEX!! 11.「溺れる魚」 12.MONEY 13.月のうた 14.imitation hero. 15.「ルシッド・ドリーム」 Type B All 15 songs + 16.KURT (ピアノ) Singles: 「雨のワルツ」 2015.7.15 Type A 1.「雨のワルツ」 2.愁いリビドー 3. LIVE DVD Type B All 2 songs + 3.腐ったミカンの方程式 「最終電車」 2015.9.2 1.「最終電車」 2 .アパシー・ヒューマン 「HAPPY HALLOWEEN」 2015.10.1 - 2016.03.19 (sold out) 1.「HAPPY HALLOWEEN」 「螺子」 2016.03.13 1.「螺子」 Do you like the band? What is your favorite member? Your thoughts about the band?
  9. I found this news per accident and thought to share them here. Although i don’t know this band. someone has more information about them? thanks
  10. review

    Reviewing Fatima's best single; M:I-44. Mostly driving by corn fields.
  11. Release of 2 new songs 3rd single was recorded state-of-the-art sound of the FED "ZENITH / NADIR" was decided on December 28! Title: ZENITH / NADIR (Zenith / Nadia) Label: DIZAIN Records Part number: DZRCD-005 JAN: 4948722524878 Form: maxi single CD Price: ¥ 1200 + tax Release Date: 2016 December 28 (Wednesday) Publisher: DIZAIN Records Publisher: Daiki Sound Track: Title To Be Determined (2 songs) http://fareastdizain.com/news/0/32005/
  12. We all know that VK bands breed releases like rabbits, so I've been trying to gauge out which bands are the worst serial offenders in coming out with new material and did some number crunching on some of the bands with the most extensive discographies (excluding remixes, remasters, karaoke/instrumental and re-recordings) So far I haven't been able to find a band that even comes close to being as prolific as mejibray with so much material in such short time, not even ains bands. Except maybe Grieva. MEJIBRAY years: 5.5 years unique songs: ≳102 time it takes to listen: 6.7 hours productivity rate: 19 songs per year - almost 2 full albums every year. seriously how GRIEVA years: 4.5 years unique songs: ≳76-86 (too many SEs) time it takes to listen: 4.7 hours productivity rate: 18 songs per year DIAURA years: 6 years unique songs: ≳97 time it takes to listen: 6.5 hours productivity rate: 16 songs per year / 1 album + single per year / 1 EP every 4 months Lycaon years: 7.5 years unique songs: ≳100 time it takes to listen: 5.8 hours productivity rate: 13 songs / 1 album per year KIRYU years: 9 years unique songs: ≳113 time it takes to listen: 7.3 hours productivity rate: 12 songs / 1 album per year DEZERT years: 5 years unique songs: ≳60 time it takes to listen: 3.5 hours productivity rate: 12 songs / 1 album per year girugamesh years: 12 unique songs: ≳130 time it takes to listen: 7.8 hours productivity rate: 11 songs / 1 album per year AWOI years: 9.5 years unique songs: ≳85 time it takes to listen: 5.7 hours productivity rate: 9 songs / 1 album + 1 EP every alternating year list is short because filtering out duplicates is hard. It would also be interesting to see how well some of the longer-tenured bands do on this list.
  13. 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!
  14. My general idea for this thread is for it to be a place for people (like me) who have some jrock/VK odds & ends that they want to get rid of to pass them along to others who may want them. So everyone that has some old flyers you're never going to hang up, or magazines you really don't need taking up space on your shelf; post away! If there are any 'rules' they are: 1. You can only charge shipping. 2. No posting an offer to buy something after it has been claimed. If someone posts something, they've committed to giving it away. 3. Only claim something if you want it for yourself, don't try to resell something somebody gave you. (I certainly can't police this, but c'mon, don't be a jerk) Everything is spoken for... thanks for the help cleaning everybody.
  15. visual kei

    DEVIZE, first announced at the end of 2015 however the start of this band was in MARCH 2016. In September 2016 they hold their first ONEMAN which was SOLD OUT! Members Vocal … アル・フィオン → シャドウ → Lydiac(帝) → DEVIZE Guitar … LARM → シャドウ → Lydiac(麗喜) → DEVIZE Bass … teoh - → シャドウ → Lydiac(ジン) → DEVIZE Drums … 爬 → ArcGarden → AvelCain(怜人→Dr.葬)[1] → 麗麗(Ba.怜斗)[2] → DEVIZE(Dr.爬) I myself really like them, somehow they create music different than 99% of the visual kei bands who are around now. Their music always feels as every melody fits on the right place, also the vocalist voice is nice to listen too. Maybe not the best grunting however NO PIGGY SCREAM! *_* I also really love the style of the drummer. However when I first recovered this band, I really thought "those guys look to amazing to sound good". However After some plays I truly felt in love with this band. I truly hope that Double River Record will be good to them. I would be sad if they would break up anytime soon. All I can say more is that their upcoming single "jikisou" is again a great singe. and it's easy to buy on CDJAPAN. will be released at 2016.12.14 <-GRAB IT!~ only 1200yen! And I also can't wait for: this single is also available on CDjapan 2000 yen. and will be released at January 18 2017. Someday I really hope to see this band LIVE!! I really think they great, however the feedback about them on this forum is a bit.... I still think that they sound as so great as their first single AXIS! And I truly can't wait for their album release! So I hope those who only liked their first release to give DEVIZE a 2nd change, EXODUS is also an amazing single. Which still can be bought at CDJapan and of course on other websites. DEVIZE is for me 100% one of the best bands of 2016. Which I really didn't expect when I first checked them out. DEVIZE on web: OFFICIAL HOMEPAGE OFFICIAL TWITTER
  16. DIAURA was formed in 2010 by Vocalist Yo-ka and guitarist Kei (both former Valluna members). Their PVs/MVs and songs have become gradually darker since their first releases. They are the main band of the record label Ains. Vocals: Yo-ka Guitar: Kei (佳衣) Bass: Shoya (翔也) (since 2011) Drums: Tatsuya (達也) (since 2013) Official Website Their latest Release is "月光" from August 3, 2016 and they have an upcoming Album "My Resistance" issued for November 2016. Some of their songs: What do you think about them? And what are your favourite songs/albums?
  17. Driving home from work and talking about the ambitious new mini-album from VK upstarts Insanity Injection. Let me know what you think! I don't think everyone will like this mini, but I do think everyone should give it a listen.
  18. Dir en Grey is one of the most well know japanese bands in the world, you can meet someone that doesn´t like japanese music at all, but they like Dir en Grey, it happens to me all the time... Today they are know for they experimental extreme metal songs, but, one day they where just a visual kei band doing they "true" things you know, for some is hard to believe that it is the same band. Released in 1997, MISSA is their first EP, the music was kind of similar to what they were doing in La:Sadie's, lyrical themes and etc... So, let's go! 01.霧と繭 I think that this song may be one of my favorite visual kei songs of all time(It is on my top 5 songs in my last fm chart). The song stars with a wind sound and Kyo whispering some phases and then the old school octave riffage starts with drums blasting all the way, the bass tone is just amazing in this one, love it! The solo is simple but i like it very much, it just done right. The song talk's about suicide, as Kyo means that he doesn´t need his cocoon(body) anymore. It's a fun fact, and who could imagine, that one day we could listen to a deathcore version of this song, done by the same band, but, i still preffer the original song for all it's context and epicness. Just a classic. 10/10 02.「S」 This songs starts with a frenetic bass drum kick ending the time count with the cymbals, then the guitar enters with a octave riff(i think they liked doing that a lot), the song has a, almost, danceable rhythm if you think about it, the vocal melody isn´t nothing special, don´t appeal to me too much. Overall its a nice song, just that. 7/10 03.Erode Remember that orgasmatic bass tone? aw god... I feel that this bass intro is somehow iconic to me, the guitar melody that enter to complete the intro is very nice too, i like how the first verse has a mysterious feel leading to a nice song. The lyrics are about lost love, and maybe, about suicide... just kiding. 9/10 04.蒼い月 "Akai sora, aoi tsuki..." Another classic old school Dir en Grey song, i love how this song has a odd 5/4 timing. Overall, the song is kind of repetitive, but in a good way, it doesn´t have a chorus at all, just a "Blue & Die" moment. 9/10 05.Garden Somehow, this is the most popular song in the EP, i think that because it is a upbeat song, not so "melancholic" as the other songs, it's more similar to the other upbeat visual kei songs of its time, it remembers me of my teenager years... Ah, forgot, nice song. C'mon sing along... "GARDEN sugi yuku kono kisetsu no naka de itsu made mooooooooooooooooooooooooooo" 8/10 06.秒「」深 They used to play this one a lot live, fast visual kei song uhuuuuu, headbang with your friends. Just to finish this EP in good mood, giving the feeling that they had a lot to show yet, the main riff is very nice. Ah, the song finishes with mad screaming, missed that... 8/10 This EP is undoubtedly a visual kei classic, the bass tone, the "true" feeling, classic Dir en Grey was very successful, the right band in the right time and country, no doubt this era is considered influential until today in the scene, Gri... cof cof eva... Buy this in the first chance you have! OVERALL: 8,5
  19. review

    Cruisin' around and talking about Emmuree's new single, Red. I said the wrong track was called 'red', but the text on screen is correct haha. Let me know what ya'll think now that you've had a chance to listen! Shoutout to @r... for spreading the Emmuree love.
  20. 麗麗-reirei - have opened their youtube channel since today. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcwZtKMKoqDFQJ66dw1RZ5w
  21. 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.
  22. Rev Reviews - AvelCain's 輪廻転生 I feel like I stumbled upon some good scenery near the end of this video. And to advertise the fact that I'm inundating the forums with Avelcain shit today... check out my live report from their show on June 8th!
  23. Reviewing Holyclock's newest release, Shinshou Aquarium.
  24. I want to request the lyrics of Grimoire's first mini-album World End Tree, which seem pretty rare on the net. Thanks in advance!
  25. aas part of my attempts at teaching myself japanese, i thought i'd take an album i liked, and translate the whole thing to see how my translations compared against others'. So with the exception of two tracks, these have all been translated before, but in the chance that i may have gone with a different meaning/inflection of a phrase or such, i'll post my results here.... but please don't assume any degree of 'accuracy' to these, as 1) i don't know what the hell i'm doing and 2) i tried to prioritize readability over accuracy anyway. To keep this post from becoming enormous i'll put just the english here under spoiler tags, but if anyone wants to compare my translations against the kanji in a more readable format, i've put it all in a google doc at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xXwShjwBLSL-PE3EaFZHnl1F_O7ePT4xTaXsCefdsrg/edit?usp=sharing 01- IDEA 02- シアトリカル・ブルーブラック 03- DiefiL 04- Hungry Psychopath 05- Mr. レインは死んだふり 06- RAVEN 07- 埋葬虫 08- Contagion 09- Echo 10- hatred × tangle red × hunger red 11- 瞬間のアイディアル 12- BOWWOW 13- SUICIDAL WORD GAME 14- SERVANT 15- Cristate 16- 鳥は泳ぎ方を知らず溺れ亡骸 17- COPERNICUS Anyway there's my take on the album, hope someone thinks it's cool or something. No need to credit me or w/e since only suicidal word game & servant were 'new' translations. Definitely feel free to ask/correct anything on these though, i'm still learning ofc so any comments would be helpful, thanks~!