Best Dir en Grey Songs

Any song can be added from their first EP Missa to their latest album Dum Spiro Spero. This includes their singles as well.

The Top Ten

1 Vinushka

How can this be in 6th position? Really this is the best song ever! It is so melodic, sad but at the same time its awesome! Vinushka should at least be in the 3 tops...

It's the song that really defines them... It's the topmost level of progressive metal.

Top tier. Few artists can touch upon the level of complexity as Dir En Grey does with this song. Very few mistakes musically.

A modern rock masterpiece from Dir en Grey!

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2 Different Sense

I love all of Dir en grey songs but Different Sense is heart felt and just completely awesome and on time to end 2011 to begin 2012. I feel the anger in this song related to the tragic event in Japan and relates to any tragic event which has happened in anyone's life. "Different Sense" Dir en grey will always change the era of Music

Caged up rage and sorrow unleashed all at once. At first you may think its just aggression, but at 1:14 you feel sorrow and desperation. It is yelling at tragedy, chaos, injustice and pain.

I remember listening to this song without end when I was going through a tough time. The songs cry of "desperate anger" made things a little easier

Because it is a strong song and meaningful for those who have suffered from it some passages of life. This song reflects a real and true everywhere, for everyone who want to live in accordance with his wishes, advance further as well am.

This song is touching in a way I've never experienced before, and never since. The first time I listened to it, I almost cried, though I hardly understood a word (I don't speak Japanese)
This deserves to be very high on the Top Dir en grey songs list.

3 Dozing Green

Dozing Green is just an amazing song that shows the band at their best

4 Ryoujoku no ame

Awesome. Such a powerful song, and full of emotion. It is just so great, every time I listen to it, I literary get taken away to another place. It is just so beautiful. Out of these ten songs, this song deserves to be number one. It is breathtaking.

5 Obscure

This song has expressed so much emotion and can create an image in your mind, it may be very gruesome and sadistic but I think that it sums up my feelings for society perfectly. Although it is about abortion, I always interpret it differently.

This is perhaps their most famous song, if only for the music video.

This song defines dir eng grey.

6 The Final

This song is so melodic... And Kyo combine it with "his" Screams... Makes this song more powerful...

7 Kodou

This song marked their entry into a new type of melodic metal. This song and video is perfect to show that they were leaving something behind and going into a new direction (hence the connection to Saku). Amazing song overall.

This song... If you don't know it, listen to it when you can't cry, when you can't let the anger out.
It will sooth you, console you and calm you.
It's magic.

The amount of emotion put into this song is overwhelming.
I don't know how many times iv listened to it on repeat.

This was my first Dir en grey song. It was also dedicated to me by my (now-ex) fiancee; so it means even more to me. I think the video is a continuation of Saku.

- DLM

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8 Lotus

The release of the video, is the release that originally drew me into Dum Spiro Spero album entirely as whole. This, and the fact that Dir en Grey is the Artist and knowing that every new single that they release is the beginning of something bigger and even better for their fans, and avid listeners such as myself

This song is so beautifully haunting and really touched me.

The most fave song on dum spiro spero album besides Hageshisa to, kono mune no naka de karamitsuita shakunetsu no yami.. Suki..

9 Cage

Cage is an amazing song! It's my favorite off of the GAUZE album and it was one of the songs that made me become a Dir en grey fan. It was also one of the songs that made me gain a love for the bass because I love Toshiya's bass solo in this song. This song has a lot of nostalgia for me as well. I have been listening to Dir en grey for over a decade and this song is just a classic for me.

This song is the core of Dir En Grey sound. Not so heavy, as their later songs, but so emotional...

10 Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami

This played at the GHOUL tour in Chicago (2013). I sang along. I've cried to this.

In my opinion it is the level of experimental metal... I love it..

The song is just genius... it takes in a rollercoaster of emotions. Kyo will give you goosebumps.

The Contenders

11 Dead Tree

Innovative as a biscuit.

One of my favourite song ever together with Ryoujoku no Ame. Stunning lyrics, captivating melody, soft and tragic feeling but also powerful and agonizing.

12 The Pledge

There is just so much emotion in the song, and it has a great melancholy sound to it. Also reminds me of good times in the past with friends. Haha, times which regretably I will never have again! But the nostalgia is still great!

Feels trip...! Too good of a song..my 1st DEG and my forever favorite...god his voice...!

13 Rinkaku

Seriously guys how can you overlook this song. It's one of the songs that gave me the chills every time I hear it.

So overrated. maybe some people find it too soft, but it's a song full of emotion and has amazing lyrics

Truly show the range and versatility of kyo's vocals.

One of the best

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14 Diabolos

This song captivates me, I feel like I am on some epic mission starting off in a dark walk to fight the enemy, then things get heavier as the battle begins.

I know that isn't anything like the lyrics, but the song makes me feel that way. - MeowMix

This is THE song that captures the many forms of Dir En Grey perfectly.

15 Conceived Sorrow

This is one of my top 10 favorites songs of DEG.
�'Marvelous lyrics, metrics, opera fusion, passion, sadness. Powerful combination! Must to be listened if you are a DEG fan.

16 Merciless Cult

Just the best opening for "Withering to death" that I can imagine. I love his dark atmosphere!

Amazing song it's like as if the singer(Kyo) is having some mental breakdown. Creative as always with Dir En Grey

17 Undecided
18 Ain't Afraid to Die

This is the first dir en grey song I heard, I want it played at my funeral, it breaks the language barrier, you can feel every bit of emotion in the song! It is beautiful and progressive

I listened to this a lot around my grandfathers death, wake, funeral, and burial. It got me through a lot; and even without the English lyrics, you can feel his pain.

Simply beautiful, melodic and full of the emotion that only kyo can provide vocally.

I originally said what someone else here said which is that I would love this to be played at my funeral.

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19 Bottom of the Death Valley

I think this song is one of their best. The bass line, the chorus, the kyo's voice that reminds me how much kisou where a good album, instead today's stuffs, but nevermind, I'm just a disillusioned

20 Yokan

This song is incredible for many reasons. It is a song from the early years, so it might not be the DeG they are now, but it definitely got them here. It was from the early era, which for the long-time fans is really important as well. So it's more than a song really-- it's a moment.

It's pure Visual kei, it is delightful and the drums are AMAZING

21 Child Prey
22 Saku

This song has to be ranked at least at number 10

23 Clever Sleazoid

Brilliant, pure genius, how is it only in 17th

24 Toguro
25 Macabre (Sanagi No Yume Wa Ageha No Hane)

Absolutely love. Still, every Dir en Grey's songs are my favorites lmao... ust can't get enough from Diru

26 Glass Skin

The lyrics of the song are so powerful. It really gets to you, into your soul. The story of my life even before I knew the lyrics the music touched my heart.

I ' adore this "(

I breath this song. Truly. The music, the atmosphere. It was my 1st Dir en grey song, I still cherish it. It's more than a song for me. :']

27 Reiketsu Nariseba
28 The Blossoming Beelzebub

Just a all around amazing song the opening ominous guitar riff into the operatic vocals into the guitar solo then just the best scream kyo has ever produced I saw them perform this song live in San Francisco it was the most eerie and frightening performances I've ever witnessed at the end of the song die gave me a pick

29 Embryo

This song very experimental and have different music color on that's era
Also plus, plus, plus, with mind blowing content of lyrics...
CRAZY!

30 Jessica

This song is so stupid, sad and I just love it!

31 Mushi

One of the most emotional songs the band has recorded. I rank it in my top 3 and can only hope to see it performed live some day.

Why is this not #1? Seriously people. Get a grip.

I'm learning the lyrics for this to sing it at the talent show this year. I know I won't be able to do it as perfectly as Kyo; as I have 0 talent. ~. ~'

How can this be in 28th?!
Mushi is One of the best songs I have ever heard...
Biswajit Das but from India. I just love this song very much

32 Ruten No Tou

This ia just amazing! The melody, the growls, the singing, the eerie guitars, the mixing is just perfect, this song has it all! Should be in the top ten

33 Audience Killer Loop

Why is this song so far down!?! One of my favorite dir en grey songs. Kyo's voice is so soothing, and that tremelo guitar picking about halfway through the song sounds absolutely beautiful. God I'm gonna go hear it now!

34 Vanitas

So peaceful and beautiful.

35 Uroko

This song is great due to the operatic level that Kyo gives to their own genre

Higher

36 Asunaki Koufuku, Koenaki Asu
37 Amber

This song is so awesome! It's one of their more pop sounding songs, but is equally as rocking. The lyrics, Kyo's singing, and the band's playing meld perfectly together for one of Dir En Grey's best songs!

38 Karasu

Brilliant. Probably their most well composed and strange songs. Lyrics are a little strange, but kyo probably just wrote the lyrics for the shock factor.

39 Namamekashiki Ansoku, Tamerai Ni Hohoemi
40 Inconvenient Ideal
41 Shokubeni
42 Juuyoku

This song is just CRAZY! Fierce vocals, fast-paced drumming, a melodic and elaborate sweep solo, and an intense breakdown. Definitely worthy of being top 5 from Dum Spiro Spero in my opinion

43 I'll

Pretty much their first home run after Missa and just a great song. Though it is a polar different sound from the now Dum Spiro Spero, I'll is what should be remembered as the start of a legacy of amazing powerful music

44 Zakuro

'Zakuro' was the first DIR EN GREY song I listened to.
The song is absolute perfection, and its atually gruesome to listen to if you watch their 2003 live on YouTube.
I really like the guitar solo (it was actaully my ringtone for a while, it drove my brother crazy! ) and how it starts kinda slow than suddenly goes completely crazy.
I love it!

45 Kiri to Mayu

New version is pure evil and it's shows how Dir en Grey could change whole the time.

46 Kasumi Kasumi Kasumi is a player character and the primary protagonist of the Dead or Alive fighting game series by Team Ninja and Tecmo.
47 The Unraveling
48 Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Koro
49 Behind a Vacant Image
50 Akuro No Oka

My introduction to Diru and in my opinion, one of their best songs

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Dozing Green
2. Ryoujoku no ame
3. Vinushka
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1. Lotus
2. Dozing Green
3. Vinushka
MeowMix
1. Vinushka
2. Macabre (Sanagi No Yume Wa Ageha No Hane)
3. Reiketsu Nariseba
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