Best Japanese Rock Bands

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321 54 Nude Honeys
322 Zard

Zard is the best, miss them

323 The Bawdies
324 Ezo
325 Himeyuri
326 Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her
327 Pyg
328 Universe

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...

329 JKN
330 Love
331 Hi-Fi CAMP
332 Blues 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.

333 Flower Travellin' Band
334 Church 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.

335 Fear 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.

336 Her Name In Blood
337 Megamasso
338 Mechanical Teddy
339 Oceanlane
340 Strawberry 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.

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