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Retro Visual Kei anon 02/01/2022 (Tue) 14:53:19 No. 231
Does wapchan enjoy visual kei? >What is Visual Kei? Visual Kei is a musical movement that originated in Japan in the mid-1980s. Appearing out of Japan's punk and metal scenes, visual kei is an aesthetic, rather than a genre, pulling imagery from gothic rock, punk, shock rock, glam rock, speed metal and hair metal, often wearing elaborate costumes and flamboyant hair. The movement expanded beyond it's hair punk and glam metal roots in the 1990s to cover a vast array of different subgenres and genres, ranging from extremes such as brutal death metal to accessible genres like synthwave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18H2Uc9_7I0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNTv-tDtYvU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvY7zc0a-7Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-czr9Zano
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In my teens, I would have ate this stuff up.
>>234 Haha yeah, I first discovered visual kei when I was in my teens in the early-mid 2000s. Odds are if you listen to a lot of Japanese rock (especially alt rock) from the 1990s and 2000s you've probably listened to a ton of visual kei groups without evening knowing it.
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>>235 A huge chunk of anime openings from the 1990s were done by visual kei groups too >actual music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pl_ifGl7L0 >anime OP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLvonhdeKuI
>>235 Same here. With the first Internet connection at home I could watch and listen to the original anime openings of cartoons I saw on TV in the 90s; soon I discovered visual kei with groups like X-Japan, Dir en Grey (I even went to one of their lives), Malice Mizer and so on. I started to play music because of the impact J-rock was having on my life.
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Does CASCADE count? Listening to Butterfly Limited Express for the first time was an experience. It felt nice in the moment, even if everything else felt like absolute shit. although now, I can't really listen to it with the same nostalgic sense, only to pass time and act like things are fine...
>>231 I love visual kei! I saw Dir en Grey live twice over a decade ago and still get excited for all their new records despite them not really being what I would call visual kei anymore.
>>231 Since this thread is on a slow board I don't feel too bad about posting in it. I am a fan of visual kei. I've been into it since about 2011. Here is a favorite track of mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27WFd8PoDBw
I enjoy Buck-Tick. I never knew there was a whole subset of J-rock that was like this.

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