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They're to awesome to out into words. They always put in 110% into everything they do, like many other bands, however there's something about them that's much more unique. Each of their songs are special in their own way. They're not afraid to do a pop song, and what's even better is that they take that genre and make it their own. The same goes for jazz and any other genre. Each member has their own sound; they're own personality and feeling that they put into the song. Each sound blends together so well that it's hard to dislike any of their songs. Even if it's not the best song they've composed, there's still something about it that makes you want to listen to it. The way Ruki pours his heart into the lyrics is unbelievable, and as seen in the lives, he gets really into it, as if he's in his own world. Both Aou and Uruha are wonderful guitarists and their styles mix together so well it's as if they complete each other. Reita's bass playing is one of the best I've heard, and no, it's not because he can go all-crazy-metalhead-shredding-at-the-speed-of-light (could you imagine that? ), but it's because it fits in so perfectly with the other parts like the missing piece of a puzzle. He may seem quite and cool, Burgos bass speaks for him. And Kai... Oh dear motherly Kai, how I love you so. There's something I find intriguing and mysterious about his drumming that attracts me to him. I can't tell if it's the way he's able to achieve that perfect drum sound, or if it's because of his style of drumming, but it works. They all learn from their mistakes, but at the same time they learn through trying various things and pushing themselves to the limit. These guys try so hard to do their best for their fans, calling it admirable is an understatement. They're famous for what they do, and they deserve it for a reason. (P. S. They're one of few bands I know that have successfully combined rock and pop. )
Ever since I first heard this band about 8 years ago, I have been in love with them. They can go from ballads to hardcore screaming, to a more synthetic/electronic sound (as in Vortex and the entire Division album), to a hard rock sound (as in Filth in the Beauty and the Stacked Rubbish album. )
Since their original drummer Yune left and was replaced by Kai (who is now the "leader" of the band), they have done nothing but grow. Although I don't like all of their songs, I can't disregard the passion and talent that goes into every single song they have. They function perfectly well together, are visually appealing (not just to women who are into the JRock/Visual Kei look, but men as well for being just a band that is genuinely enjoyable to watch with outstanding stage presence), Ruki's vocals are amazing, Kai can play drums insanely well, and Reita is excellent on bass, Uruha is an exceedingly talent lead guitar, and Aoi can play rhythm and acoustic guitar flawlessly.
Some of their songs are plain fun to listen to, while others hold insanely deep meaning such as Taion which has a touching and intense, painful story behind it.
The Gazette has experimented with many different styles of music, but in the end it always sounds like Gazette. They can do whatever they please yet there will always be that unique sound of being a Gazette song.
To put it simply, they are an incredible band that continues to grow and grow.
They are the BEST, that's what I think! They're very professional and they deserve to be in 1st place! They are the best musicians I have ever heard in the hole world, not just in Japan they deserve this title and a lots more because for all of us, Sixth Guns, they are greatest musicians and their music touches our hearts, and make us different, it make us Sixth Guns! I'm never gonna forget them or their music because for me they and their music will always be the best thing that happen to me! It make me a all new person and it also brought me to Visual Kei and JRock world, and my life change so fast I almost couldn't see it! I'm glad to be in Visual Kei and JRock world because this world is special, this world is unique and I hope it stay alive forever! Because this is the world of all of us, it's our world and I'm proud to say that! The GazettE will be alive forever in our hearts and we will never forget the time we listen to their music, we will never forget the friendships we made, the good moments we had with our friends in this 'style'! GAZEROCK IS NOT DEAD AND IT WILL NEVER BE!
First and foremost, I'll say that I'm still quite new to the GazettE. The first song/video I listened to/watched was RED, and I loved it as it suited my taste. Then I saw SHIVER and that was good for me too.
After a while, I started listening to more of their songs and I really got into them. The boys have great fashion sense and hair to-die for! X) Another thing I commend them for is their beautiful lyrics. I believe Ruki-san is the one who mostly writes them and his prose and language is absolutely gorgeous.
The music too, is great. Each GazettE song has its own unique solo, which I love to listen to. They're very creative to have to come up with guitar solos for every song!
Hmm.. Lastly, I just love the members. Ruki, Aoi, Uruha, Reita and Kai. Each have their own personalities that shine through when they perform. Ruki-san has a great voice that isn't like the norm, I should say. Uruha and Aoi are awesome guitarists. Reita's bass grooves are damn great and Kai too, is a good drummer.
What more can we ask for?
The GazettE is unique and inspiring just as X JAPAN is in their own way. They have touched so many lives, and why I voted for the GazettE is because their music really got through to me first, when other bands never could. Each and every member has their own qualities that create the whole of GazettE, and their team work has pulled them through to their coming of age with their tenth anniversary coming up. Each song is, of course, different, but they all talk about many different lives, something that connects all of the fans together and isn't just limited to the youth, but the older crowd as well. They have so much determination, have struggled to get this far in their early years, but with their example they have shown future generations of rock bands that, they too, can do it and aren't limited to just the confines of their dreams; they turned their dreams into goals, and for all of their hard work and lives they've inspired, I think they deserve the Best Japanese Rock Band title.
From the amount of dedication and time spent touring and making music, it is obvious these guys love what they do. That passion for creativity, for success, is what inspires me as an artist. If I hadn't discovered them, I would honestly not have a favorite band today. Their lyrics often expose the uglier or tragic side of humanity (DIM Scene, Guren, Toguro) and plead for us to keep alive our hope (Saraba, TOMORROW NEVER DIES) or in other cases attack the media (13 stairs). The songs that impact me the most, though, express the complexities of a romantic relationship with lyrics like those of Without a Trace, Chijou, Naraku, DISTRESS and COMA. Gazette captures poignantly how vulnerable we become when we trust someone with our heart. This person somehow becomes the only one who can hurt us. It's never easy to convey these feelings without falling into a pit of cliches, but Gazette steers away from that so there is always a sense of authenticity about their lyrics. As a writer, this is important to me. This is why I love them.
It's true that there are plenty of classic bands like X JAPAN and Luna Sea, but if we're talking about now, you have to admit, the GazettE is taking everything to new levels each time they release a song and play a live. They're not only a band, they're the five people who so many people, teens like us, adults, even some little kids, look up to. Ruki's talents in writing lyrics and providing the artistic vision of each project they do touch countless people's feelings. Uruha and Aoi's guitars sing just as sweetly as Ruki does, Reita's bass gives a core to the music and Kai holds everything together as the leader and drummer. They've reached 10 years, and they'll definitely keep going for DECADES. Not to mention the variety of music styles they use in their songs, and you can just rock out to them anytime! They are the band that saved my friend's life, and a lot of others who lost hope. Please vote for the GazettE!
Kai's drums give the song a heartbeat, Reita's bass is like a pulse, Aoi and Urhuas guitars bring the music to life and Ruki's voice gives it all a soul. That is why they are the best, they put their all into everything thing do.
Everyone has their own opinion on them and that's great, not everyone's going to like them but personally, for me, they're one of the only bands that really touch me. Their lyrics, melodies, rhythm. For me they sum up what music is really about. If they're having fun and inspire other people, which they do, they truly deserve to be looked up to. Here's hoping they've got many more years ahead of them as a band. On another note... Luna Sea is too far down this list considering they inspired a lot of these bands.
The GazettE are the ones who have stayed true to themselves. When their fans leave them, they don't bother trying to get them back. Instead, they do their own thing and whomever happens to like their music, they rock on with them. I love the fact that while there are many trends going on in the music industry, the GazettE never paid much attention to that. They got their own style and they know what it is that makes them THEM. I admire that their thoughts regarding music are not influenced by any other person such as their label company or any other stuff like that. Each band member is unique and no one completely stands out. Like Uruha had once said, the GazettE is like a team. When they all work together, good things come out of it. I will always follow, I will always support, the GazettE.
The GazettE is and always will be my favorite band ever! The first time I heard them I instantly fell in love with them and with J-rock, they mean so much to me. Since then my life was better, I found myself and I found new friends, very special friends. Their music is fantastic, it touches my heart and it's pure poetry. The members of this band are the best, they always try and improve themselves and they love and are loved by their fans. I can't find words good enough to describe what the GazettE is for me. What I can tell is that they are the best band ever!
The GazettE - The currently rising superstars of Japan. They have a wonderful vocalist, a mind-blowing guitarist duo, a marvelous bassist and a fabulous drummer. Their music varies from ballads to hard rock. They've almost experimented all types of rock. Ruki has one of the best vocals and a voice like gold. His lyrics are pure genius and a master composer. Uruha and Aoi are a power-packed guitar duo. They synchronize perfectly and they make it look like they are the right and left hands of the guitar track in the song. A fantabulous pair. They have my vote for President. Reita's bass tracks are good, though I love his backing vocals better. He backs up Ruki perfectly and I just can't help but wish that Reita's voice could be added more in the songs. And finally Kai, the backbone of the GazettE. The leader of the band is becoming better and better with his drums and is pushing the band up higher and higher. They are the best. I'm really happy to see they are getting popular all over the world as well. They deserve these accolades. They fascinate me a lot and I hope to see them becoming bigger than they are even now.
The GazettE is the reason why I started liking JROCK and they are still my favourite band so far. All of the members are incredible! I absolutely love Ruki's vocals and he is my favorite vocalist. Same goes for every other one and especially Kai's drumming. I look up to him and he inspired me to learn drums!
The Gazette is by far the most professional modern band I have ever seen. They're lyrics are well put and the music is composed better than others. They always surprise you with what kind of music they're playing next and try to see what kind of music the fans like. The vocals get to you and the hard smashing of the drums make you jump while the brilliant rhythm of the guitars make you wonder why you ever listened to anything else. The GazettE is truly brilliant and I will always remember the days they made me cry.
I love the GazettE because of various reasons. To me, they are absolutely the best band in the universe. Their songs and lyrics touch you. They're not just your average band, they're special. They do all music styles, and have songs about unique different things. Their music is something that helps people through everyday life. Songs like Miseinen are something people can definitely relate to. That being one thing, their live performances are like no other band. For example, Taion. The way Ruki expresses Junko Furuta's emotions and feelings in each of his gestures and movements. Also in songs like Nakigahara, the amount of emotions he puts into it when performed live in extraordinary.
Gazette is the best Japanese visual kei rock band, song, person and the quality of music they ever had. Is so awesome, they can fix the guitar distortion and the dynamical of acoustic, it's very great. Plus the bass and drum's play, and of course the strength of ruki's voice,... I never see band like this,.. The gazette great...! 1
Their music is so uniquely GazettE, it's amazing, really. Their style is absolutely spectacular. I've never heard anything else like them! They honestly make the best songs I've ever heard. They can't really be compared to anyone either! xD
GAZEROCK IS NOT DEAD!
I've followed GazettE since their very beginning, and it's been amazing watching them evolve into the band they're in today. Their music is constantly evolving into something better, and every time they release new material, I'm reminded on why I fell in love with them in the first place, and why they have a special place in my heart. Not just mine, but in the hearts of all the loyal fans they have recruited over the years. They not only know how to make fantastic music, but they also know how to make the fans rock out during the lives. GAZEROCK IS NOT DEAD!
I think the GazettE is the best band I've ever listen to. They have a song for every situation and even if I'm far from them (I'm italian) I can feel them near to me through their songs. They're awesome, each member is able to share his own emotion thanks to his guitar or his bass or his drums or his voice and individually they're the best in their field: but together they create something hard to describe, which captures you and moves you to tear, to sing out loud your feelings or just to headbang! I really think they're the best and I will always thank them for what they did, they do and they'll do because when you become a Sixth Gun you really feel like you are part of a family who's always there for you!
The Gazette never ceases to amaze me with each single, each album. The musicians put their heart and soul into performing, and their lives are stunning. You can see the tears, the toil, the sweat they pour into making absolutely touching music - they have mastered music, for they have proved time and time again that they can not only write, but flawlessly perform different genres of music.
The Gazette is the most dedicated band I have come to know. They are always on tour, always evolving, always learning, always creating, and always united. You can tell from interviews just how different all these men are yet onstage they come together as family and when creating music they balance each other out and give each other the creative edge they all need to make music like no other band can. The icing on top is the love and respect they have for their fans, or sixth guns, to go out there and give them their all as well as let them know how appreciated they are.
Not just the looks but the most important is their songs and work they putted into in all these years. Well done ガゼット.
Ruki... I felt so happy and warm, it just was the best voice I had heard in the entire world. Reita well couldn't hear the bass much because how soft it was but miseinen I couldn't believe how it sounded I was almost head banging no.. Not really. I think he has a lovely deep voice matching with rock. Aoi and uruha.. To me beautiful guitarist and they make their own music just beautiful seeing them making the music for hours at home. Kai a good drummer following the beats but in rock he still stays and the moves in all PVs he had much feeling in taion mad me happy and he was always calm in every song. I wish...
The first song I ever listened to by the GazettE was Cassis, and ever since then I've been in love with their music. I see them all as inspiration and hope that one day I'll be able to see them live. When I'm feeling sad or depressed I always listen to their music because it makes me happy and I feel more at peace. They have music for every emotion and Ruki shows those emotions so well, they all do. I think they take a lot of pride in the music they make and that's what is most important. The way they play their instruments is mesmerizing!
I will always love the GazettE!
The GazettE are simply amazing. With strong vocals, awesome guitars, and a good bass and drums, they really do earn this spot. What I appreciate most about this band is that all their music is entirely their own. Lyrics are mostly credited to singer Ruki, but the rest of the band do contribute too. Their songs are meaningful, be they about love, hate, joy or anger. The melodies are beautiful and the guitar solos are wickedly amazing! They have just reached their DECADE and still going strong. We can expect more amazing songs from the guys! Let the GazettE live long! GAZEROCK IS NOT DEAD!
The GazettE is the best Jrock Band... Ruki, Reita, Aoi, Kai, Uruhs are the best in what they do... Some musics: Cassis, Reila, Filth in the Beauty, Chizuru...
My Point is they have great beats and great guitar solos. Plus Ruki's voice...
And they are the cutest thing that you'll see on the stage...
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