X Japan and other rock-related chat

Discussion in 'Media Discussion' started by NormanicGrav, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav The Eagle-Eyed Member Moderator

    X Japan is one of the most popular and influential bands in Japan. Their music is primarily heavy metal so it's not for everyone.

    And for those who are interested I recommend checking out their 29 minute song Art of Life which has a cool 9 minute piano solo.
     
  2. Lutga

    Lutga Mad Scientist

    I'm a big fan of contemporary Japanese rock / metal, but I have to admit I've never been able to get into X - they remind me too much of stuff like Kiss or Iron Maiden - basically, your 'dads' rock...
     
  3. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Don't compare Kiss to Iron Maiden, you're wounding me ;_;
     
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  4. Buzz201

    Buzz201 Cardcaptor

    Yeah, I personally go as far as ONE OK ROCK, MAN WITH A MISSION and coldrain. In the grand scheme of things all fairly soft. I can handle heavy metal but it's not my first choice.

    And there was me thinking millennials invented dumbass hipster ****...
     
  5. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    I think that's a little harsh. Just because it's long doesn't make it dumb or hipster.
     
  6. Buzz201

    Buzz201 Cardcaptor

    It's a 29 minute song with a 9 minute piano solo. The only way it could be more hipster is if it had a monocle...
     
  7. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    I just don't think you appreciate progressive rock/metal.
     
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  8. Buzz201

    Buzz201 Cardcaptor

    a) It was a joke. b) Who in Christ's name needs a half-hour long song? (Except Mike Oldfield, obviously...)
     
  9. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    I mean, if you listened to a few, it might change your mind:




     
  10. Jaysgba

    Jaysgba Thousand Master

    Perhaps young Buzz is just one of those kids nowadays that lacks the attention span for songs longer than 3 minutes?
     
  11. Buzz201

    Buzz201 Cardcaptor

    It's not quite as short as 3 minutes, but I don't think I could last a 21 minute TV episode without getting distracted these days.
     
  12. Lutga

    Lutga Mad Scientist

    I've never been the biggest fan of Dream Theatre either, funnily enough - I find my metal tastes are either toward stuff like Bring Me The Horizon, While She Sleeps, Architects etc. or down the route of Nightwish, Amaranthe, Within Temptation etc.
     
  13. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Aw, Dream Theater is my favourite band. I keep yearning for a band I can fall for as hard as Dream Theater, but it's just not happening. DT walk a very fine line that is exactly what I'm looking for. They're still heavy and very metal/guitar driven, unlike early prog stuff like Yes or other 70s prog rock and the like, but it's not screaming incomprehensibly like Between the Buried and Me or Opeth. They also don't fall into the prog trap of having almost all of their songs be 30+ epics. They have a few, yes, but the majority of their output is probably around the 6-10 minute mark.
     
  14. Anime1977

    Anime1977 Brigade Leader

    What hell iron maiden is not dad rock and I should give you good beating over head with my old guitar that I don't play anymore.


    Marty Friedman.