Like X, BUCK-TICK, and BOOWY?
Those are '80s bands
Where did the word 'visual-kei' come from anyway?
Buck-Tick's hair pierces the heavens
There were a lot of hopeless bands lower than trash that existed
I don't think BOOWY and X are visual-kei, though.
Let's first start with X
It was just in the CD bubble era
I won't forgive anyone who speaks ill of Shinya
I can become friends with whoever will mention Laputa ahead of every other '90s band
It was a time when Dir, who sells about 30,000 copies of their singles in their first week now, was able to release 3 major debut singles at once and was able to record in Los Angeles
I personally think BUCK-TICK isn't visual, but beat rock
DIE IN CRIES
DEAD END who's being used as reference by a lot of bands
Other popular ones are Eins:Vier and Malice Mizer.
From the latter part, there's PIERROT, cali≠gari and Dir.
90年ガチV系勢 ルナシー 黒夢 ディル マリス ピエロ ラファエルラピュータ ルアージュ
90年ソフトV系勢 ラルク グレイ ラクリマ ペニシリン ジャンヌ シャズナ
'80s - before V-kei was defined:
X, BT, Dead End, D'ERLANGER, AUTO-MOD, COLOR
'90s - hardcore V-kei:
Luna Sea, Kuroyume, Dir, Malice, Pierrot, Raphael, Laputa, Rouage
'90s - soft V-kei:
L'Arc, Glay, La'cryma, Penicillin, Janne, Shazna
TUSK, the negative charisma who leads Zi:Kill
X and Luna Sea were amazing, then L'Arc and Penicillin came forward
Fanatic Crisis, Sleep My Dear, Penicillin
The men of Kansai, AION
A pretty rare musical direction for visual-kei, Eins:Vier
The bassist used to be bandmates with the vocalist of >>42 before this.
People say that X created the word visual-kei, right?
But when it comes to makeup, isn't it Koji Tamaki the one who started it all? ww
Penicillin was just a one-hit wonder with "Romance"
Right now, SID's the only good band that stands out.
If you look for others that are just flying under the radar, there's VIVID, Matenrou Opera, and Kiryu who are also pretty good.
I think that even not-so-good bands back then could still earn a few if they have a reunion now
Visual-kei, the fathers of industrial: Genkaku Allergy
Shazna's one of the bands that changed the direction of visual-kei (in a bad way).
They may look normal now but they were pretty unorthodox back then.
What about KING-SHOW*? (Kinniku Shoujotai)
kiyoshi of hide with spread beaver on guitars
Ikuzo Baba of Dragon Ash on bass
Shue Sakai who is the supporting drummer for Tomoyasu Hotei and Kazuya Yoshii on drums
VIRUS, who came out with a hit 10 years later but has terrible vocals
Kin-Show is always positioned weirdly as to whether they're v-kei or not whenever we talk about things like this
hide is the father who gave birth to visual-kei
When Kuroyume were still V-kei.
This is also what Dir copied for their song -ZAN-.
The V-kei during X's time felt like it wasn't able to differentiate itself from yankee music.
The direction of V-kei felt like it got more solidified with Malice's goth, Shazna's female soft vinyl, and the initial Kuroyume's old-fashion style.
The usual, LUNA SEA
There's no point in listening to any V-kei band other than LUNA SEA
Luis-Mary, a band that had nothing except that it used to be Takanori Nishikawa's band
It's L'Arc～en～Ciel who are visual-kei
I think Laputa perfected the dark, hard, and melodic type of visual-kei.
And that's why they went on to the wrong direction with their releases that came after the album where this song was included.
We included Laputa so I also have to include Rouage
Laputa kept wearing black until the end, right?
I can commend them for that.
And surprisingly, Plastic Tree actually made their major label debut a year after Laputa and Rouage did
Plastic Tree has stood the test of time
From here comes the reignition of the V-kei popularity on the program BREAK OUT.
I can't hear people calling TAKA out!
L- L'Arc isn't visual-kei, got it... (trembling voice)