Best Japanese Rock Bands


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61 Esprit D'Air

These guys ROCK. I have not heard music as unique as theirs in such a long time!

Wonderfully produced, quality music... You must check them out!

Great j-rock band

The most talented independent band I have ever heard. If you haven't already, you should check out "The Hunter" and "Shizuku". The drummer Daishi also makes all the beautiful artwork. They are all true inspirations. - annagu00fcneu015f

Amazing band... even better now after their hiatus. - ak22

62 Awoi
63 D

Asagi, Ruiza, Hiroki, Tsunehito & Hide-Zou, they are all so very talented, I find their music perfect in every way. Asagi's voice never fails to impress me, especially how amazing it sounds live. D's music style is unique and beautiful!

WHAT? D is on 91? What the hell...
They are one of the best Band I've ever heard.
Go and support them!

Most underrated band ever! The music is amazing!

I love this band! Asagi has the voice of an angel! Asagi was wonderful in all of the bands he took part of (Balsamic,Je Reviens, Syndrome, Kochou Project, D, Asagi Solo Project).They are all so handsome and talented (Asagi, Hiroki, Hide-Zou, Tsunehito, Ruiza). I love their costumes and the fact that they are presenting their costumes to us in the making of every music-video. Respect! Wish I could see them live

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64 Jackman
65 Kagrra

Kagrra, should be on top ten list. Their music is unique. Dark and beautiful at the same time. Isshi's beautiful vocals.

Their music is very atmospheric. Very dark, moody, and even beautiful.

come on know they got mad skills!! =)

No matter what, I will always love them.

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DIAURA is the only band that ever made me say "Whatever they are up to next, it's going to be epic. " They drew me in and didn't let me go until the end. I have listened to all of their songs, and these guys didn't let me down, not even once. They are the best.

Seriously, they're underrated... DIAURA's just one of the best (if not THE best) bands ever! They keep getting better and better with each new release, and to be honest, they're slowly starting to replace the GazettE, Nightmare and SID as my favorite band EVER.

"Sirius", "Lily" and "Lost Rain" has got to be their best songs from their new album! This band never seize to amaze me!

I love Diaura so much...they are very good and I love their music. I'm sad because they are only on place 47...

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67 Nega

I just simply love this band! I found them on You Tube by an accident and I am so glad I did so! Their songs are so compelling, and the their sound is awesome with so much talent with each individual member! I love songs like Soul Cry, Muddy Cult, and Neo Destruction. They are an extremely talented band and not to mention Jin's voice is so beautiful, I love how he sings! *_* I definitely recommend Nega to anyone! If not better they are just as good as The Gazette! :D

Jin has such a unique voice and NEGA always surprises with their songs. Their sound is amazing with beautiful piano solos and talented guitar, bass and drums. They really need more votes and love, they are talented, unique and way too awesome band

Love nega! Though they don't deserve to be in the 66th place!

68 BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
69 Sigh

Sigh, My favorite all time band. Sure they don't have the "meaning full" lyrics that some other bands do, but that doesn't matter. Their style has always been something I loved, and there is no way I ever get bored listening to their albums. A huge effort is put into this type of "Avant-Grande" music. Their concerts are definitely worth watching if you are a true metal fan. I would never forget to mention that Dr. Mikannibal is my Heroine. I never expected Sigh to even make it here, and frankly that is fine. I love Sigh and I HIGHLY recommend anyone who likes metal to give them a listen. The song that won me over had to be "Slaughtergarden Suite. "

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70 Jinn

This is my favorite Japanese band ever. Listen to their Sound, each of their song, and you'll know why this band is so special

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72 Acid

ACID is one my favourite J-Rock bands. Why? Because their music is special. Their songs can be really hard but other times they can be soft. Their lyrics are positive. Lyrics that make you smile and hope. The instruments are played great, Also, their vocalist, Jumpei, has a really beautiful and unique voice.

Not gonna lie acid is awesome and I can say they can compete against American metal any day. Gives me chills each time I listen to them. Gotta be my favorite band in jrock

ACID is the BEST. No one's even close to how good they were.

I want make them to regroup again!

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73 Spitz

Many great songs they have indeed

Spitz is Japan answer to britpop and jangly alternative rock band

Spitz should be on the top 10 list, though they're more popular for their pop songs, their rock sound are just as awesome. They have perfected their own unique and instantly recognizable sound and have lasted in the industry for more than 25 years. Vocalist Kusano is also an incredible lyricist with a smooth and beautiful voice that isn't afraid to go husky on harder rock tunes, leader and bassist Tamura is energetic and incredible on bass, guitarist Miwa plays smoothly with his cool vibe and drummer Sakiyama is known as "King of the Drums" in Japan due to just being a kickass drummer.

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74 Phantasmagoria

I found this band by happy mistake while looking up some visual kei for my fashion class. I was young, didn't know much about visual kei, and assumed that it was a female band, until I heard the music. Fairy times memory is the first song I heard, and my all time favorite by far. Just give them a listen, and you'll fall in love as I did.

Eternal Silence was the first song I had ever heard by them, fell in love instantly. The instrumentals could bring a tear to even the iciest of hearts.

I love this band. It's a shame that they no longer play. But Kisaki created Lin -the end off corruption world-! Good.

Riku, Kisaki, Jun, Iori and Matoi, what more do you want!

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75 Oblivion Dust

Oblivion Dust (sometimes OD) is a Japanese rock band first active from 1996 to 2001, they reunited in 2007. Although they were originally largely influenced by early 90's American grunge bands, since reuniting their music has become straight alternative rock. They stand out in the Japanese scene as most of their songs are written and sung in fluent English

This is a great band. Should not be this low on the list. They can really rock!

Never Ending...

All the songs are really goood.
now I have been listening to them for 3years, still my favorite.

76 Skin

I only wish I could find a c. d. for them! they are a great band! I rly messed up in 2007 when I saw them in concert! and didn't buy anyhing :C

S.k.I.N. will be the most famous band. no only in japan! in all the world. go! YOSHIKI,GACKT,SUGIZO & MIYAVI! god of music

the super band!! with only 4 songs i know that S.K.I.N. is the best band ever!

I was too young when they rocked together but God, I'd like to see them, hear them... Hope one day. Anyway, it's the only best band in the world!

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77 Taia
78 Yuyoyuppe
79 Black Line

Black Line is my favourite Band and I'm so happy to see Mikaru and Syu there. Their music is really good and I can't stop to listen to their music. Jun and Yudai are two funny and cute guys and it's great that they are parts from Black Line.
I'm happy that I was able to see Black Line 5 times. Every concert was special. I love them. I hope to see them again next year

Awesome band! They're really friend and they're also joking during the concerts. Members are also really talented and they make really deep contact with the audience during gigs. Though they're really young band, they're talented and I can't believe, they've already done an European tour. 14.12, when they had gig in Finland, was the best day in my life!

Really good shows, really friendly. Love them

They are still a very young band, and they make some mistakes for sure, but their closeness to the fans is the best I ever experienced! So, they deserve to come much more known in the music business. Please support them everyone! That they can come back to Europe 2013, with an even more exciting tour!

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80 Loudness

If not for Loudness and their attempts in breaking into the English market, I wouldn't have come to know and hear about so many other great bands that Japan has to offer. And these guys can really rock it. Akira is no doubt the virtuoso here, but each band members has so much to offer that, together as Loudness, they really are greater than the sum of its parts. I use to hunt down and buy every single album they release till I was broke because I was still a student. I feel that the only reason they are not even in the top ten in this list is because they are not

I wouldn't say they're THE best, but definitely one group people should recognize. Reason being - They're one of if not, the first band to introduce Hard Rock into the Japanese music industry. X Japan - probably my favorite group has the most respect for the group and you can actually hear Loudness' influence in some of their earlier music.

Loudness is a huge influence for all the rockers out the in the early days especially in Japan. Their music is kinda unique with combination with some western and Eastern music. With a great guitar solo by akira takasaki I can recommend you to listen to them.!.

One of the first rock bands to break into the US Mainstream of R&R.

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