Malice Mizer was a Japanese visual kei rock band active from August 1992 to December 2001. Formed by guitarists Mana and Közi, the band's name stands for "malice and misery", extracted from "Nothing but a being of malice and misery." - their reply to the question "What is human?" Their earlier music ...read more.
Malice Mizer was the first major visual kei band I got into, and I still love them to pieces. They went on hiatus in 2001, but I still listen to them all the time. Their music is incredible and unique, and their members were all incredible. Even the vocalist musical chairs didn't deter them; they kept making amazing music, even after the loss of two vocalists, and the death of their inspiring drummer.
One of the most stunning bands ever. The mother of visual kei and created some amazing solo artists. Shame Klaha disappeared off the face of the map!
I really don't get why they are 37th. They were one of the most amazing band ever and they have influenced a lots of artist. They should be at the least in the TOP 10. Why are they there? Without them, probably visual kei scene wouldn't be the same.
MALICE MIZER is the best visual KEI band, because they made a really different music style and had a great variety in their music, they have inspired to many musicians in the actuality.
Malice Mizer was my first J-rock band... I love the GazettE but these people deserve the 1st place! So stylish, beautiful and amazing...R.I. P Kami and love you Mana-sama!
Malice Mizer, by THEMSELVES, helped resurrect and bring the visual kei scene to the mainstream audience in the mid 90's. Excellent band. Definitely one of, if not, the best.
It's freaking Malice Mizer Gackt would be nothing if it wasnt for them, they rock
My first J-rock/Visual Kei band! I loved all the eras of their career. A lot of Visual Kei bands have beenn influenced by them and they were brilliant. Mana and Kami was my favorites! Miss you Kami. Rest in Peace!
This band is my 1st impression of Japanese Rock and Japanese Music.
MaliCE MIZER was one of the best bands ever
Mana-sama is the best) Songs in Klaha era are really gothic and amazing.
This is the BEST jrock band. Malice mizer is one of the old band who is still unique.
I prefer music combination than the usual plain music... I can't find any other bands like this... So, gotta love this Band.. and I agree they're one of the most influential bands...out there...
Malice mizer is very influence to visual kei I think it they are very highly talanted musician with unique taste of music and every vocalist from tetsu, gackt, klaha era have their charateristic voice (pref gackt era thou) and it's influence newer band like Versailles and other it DESERVED TOP 5 I think
Malice Mizer shows us what music should be, they are very talented and nor band in their year or now can do the same thisng again.
It was crazy to watch their concert with full member include Gackt and the drummer.
Au Revoir always be the top of my playlist
I think X Japan is the most influential VK band. However, Malice, at least for me, is (well, was) VK at its finest.
How can Malice mizer be so low? Come on GACKT CAME FROM HERE not to mention kozi and Mana *_* lovely performances and they always gave their best >W<!
Hey there is no modern Japanese Music scene with out Malice Mizer. Look at what they all did Mana, Kozi, Yu~ki, Kami, Gackt, Klaha, Tetsu and gaz are the greatest musicians ever.
How is it even possible that Malice Mizer isn't in the top 3?!
I know that The Gazette is basically the most popular modern j-rockband but come on, Malice Mizer's music will never die. They had their own concept and created their own style, that has inspired SO MANY other bands after them... With an unique theme on both music and visuals, they were one of the kost influent j-rockbands of their time.
It is rather unfair that Malice Mizer only is in 33'rd place AFTER bands like Royz that only has been around since 2009. I am a Royz-fan, yes, but I really don't think it's even possible to compare one of these modern j-rockbands to Malice Mizer...
(This is just MY opinion. You're very welcome to think differently. )