Best Japanese Rock Bands

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321Universe

Amazing sound and voice! One of best rock band in my humble opinion...
If you like rock that not hardcore, no scream, but little soft.. then I recommend this band! Ten thumb up from me...

322JKN
323Love
324Hi-Fi CAMP
325Blues Creation

A late 60s/early 70s blues-rock band, with quite a psych sound in parts, a bit like Black Sabbath. They had a couple of albums, but their most famous is Demon And Eleven Children. Very raw sounding, with minimum overdubs, but some dead heavy riffs in there.

326Flower Travellin' Band
327Church of Misery

Incredibly loud and brutal doom metal band, definitely influenced by a lot of 70s bands though so have quite a bluesy feel behind the noise. Their songs are about serial killers and mass-murderers. The first album I heard was Houses Of The Unholy and I immediately then purchased everything they'd ever done. I'm not sure if they'd be classified as j-rock though as they are on a European label (RiseAbove), but they are from Tokyo. They are the only band who's music genuinely makes the cables come out of the back of my speakers due to the noise. But it's good noise.

328Fear From the Hate

The guys of Japanese Electronic Post-hardcore with their album 'Birthday of 12 Questions' being a great achievement and heavy breakdowns. - hitsuxx

They have a style similar to Fear and loathing in Las Vegas. The vocalist's voice is cool.

329Her Name In Blood
330Megamasso
331Mechanical Teddy
332Oceanlane
333Strawberry Song Orchestra

I don't know too much about this bunch, but from what I can tell, their shows are a theatrical performance, and a lot of their videos are quite visually-kei as it were. They describe themselves as "freak punk" or something, I guess that could be a good description if you know what they're all about. They're not punk musicians though, they much more talented haha. I can't really describe their sound actually, but it's like if Turbonegro had pianos and beautifuly catching female backing vocals over the top. I think their earlier stuff was just basic punk though. Anyway they had a 2009 album called Chi No Ranshou, and a 2010 single called Setsudan No igaku, and quite simply, you have to hear this band. I'd love to see them live.

334AND-Eccentric Agent

Oh come on people they are great. You should definitely check them out. Ikuma (voc. ) Peco & Kili (guit. ) Ken (bass) and Kaji (dru. ). They are the best j-rock band I've ever heard and Ikuma has an amazing voice! Check out their pv "Blindness". GREAT! Agents 4 ever!

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335Acid Mothers Temple

... And the cosmic inferno, and the melting paraiso UFO, and any other offshoot of this psychedelic metal collective. They've released about 800 cds (well not that much but you get the idea). Unless you have their entire discography information filed into your brain, you will have to rely on reviews or just pure luck with what you will get. Essentially though, they are majorly influenced by 70s rock/metal/psych/jazz. Except they take it to extremes. Sometimes you may get a melodic (but of course wacky) psychedelic album. Sometimes you may just get an entire album of random noises and feedback.

If this sounds intriguing to you, I suggest you start with the following 2 titles as they are more widely available - Acid Motherly Love, and Myth Of The Love Electrique.

Rumour has it that they may also be disbanding soon, so if you can get to one of their shows, let me know how it was - I stupidly missed the chance to see them twice in the past.

336Tsuru Rock Band
337Vow Wow
338The Mods
339Hardcore
340Kelun
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