Greatest Japanese Metal Bands


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21 Crossfaith

One of the best innovative thing out there, the screaming make them the Japanese The Devils Wears Prada and the electric part just throw mainstream crap like Bring Me The Horizon out of the stage.

The best band I have ever seen live.

Dubstep and metal... they managed to merge them into perfection :D


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22 Serpent Serpent Serpent is a Melodic Death Metal Band from Kobe, Japan. They formed in 1993 as Awaken and changed their name in 1994 to Serpent. They split up in 2000, but reformed in 2002 and are still active. more.

Awesome Japanese melodic death metal with hints of symphonic, black and neoclassical elements in it.
Sadly they have only 2 albums, but both of them rule hard! - Flav

23 Desecravity Desecravity Desecravity is a technical brutal death metal band from Tokio/Kanto, Japan, which was formed in 2007 and is currently signed to Willowtip Records. They released 2 full-length albums so far, which are both very little known among metal fans. more.

This. Is. Brutal.

Like the most incredible thing I've seen in the Tech-Death world. Their album "Orphic Signs" is a Brutal Technical Death Metal masterpiece.

Just watch their music videos on YouTube and you'll see how incredible their instrumentation is. - Flav

24 Transgressor Transgressor
25 Deadly Spawn Deadly Spawn Deadly Spawn is a Death Metal band from Tokyo, Japan, which was formed in 1997. One of the members was a former guitarist in Japanese Death Metal band Intestine Baalism, which explains the somehow similar sound. more.

This is pretty much Intestine Baalism 2.0.
If you like Old-School Death Metal with a melodic twist in it like old Dismember or Intestine Baalism: This is your music! - Flav

26 Serenity in Murder Serenity in Murder Serenity in Murder is a Japanese symphonic melodic death metal band with black metal influences, formed 2009 in Tokyo. more.

This is very good symphonic melodic death metal! Especially their second album "The Highest of Dystopia" is a masterpiece.
Go listen to them, you won't regret it. You also won't believe that the vocalist is female. - Flav

27 Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas

Electronica metalcore. Insane drum parts, and ridiculous guitar parts that aren't even noticed in the first few listens because the focus is on the vocals. And damn, those vocals. Sure the cleans are autotuned but it's part of the sound. Nothing to stress over. But those black metal screams (that rip and are clean to the core) from the keyboardist (who is classically trained on piano and can play a beautiful melody in the midst of a hardcore song). Damn. This band doesn't leave any part alone, not even the bass. Beautifully put together if you take the time to sort out the chaos into individual parts. Even if you don't, the songs can be catchy, brutal, straight up weird. But this band has it all.

28 Blood Stain Child
29 Yousei Teikoku

Nice atmosphere, the band's been evolving a lot through time.

Yui's got a very great voice. Nice instrumental.

Great band.

I simply fell in love with this band since I first heard them. Their music is something else with fantasy feeling!
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Spectacual band. Hard driving guitars and Yui's amazing vocals. One of the best bands I've heard.

30 Nocturnal Bloodlust
31 Dead End

Best Band Period, Many styles and beastly Guitar Solo's

32 Sex Machineguns
33 Lightning

If you don't belive me, listen yourself.

34 Anthem

Easily the best band to come out of Japan. For those unfamiliar with them, check out Domestic Booty or Bound to Break - dubsinthetubs

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36 Thousand Leaves Thousand Leaves A Thousand Leaves is the 10th studio album by the American experimental rock band Sonic Youth, released on May 12, 1998, by DGC Records.
37 Detroit Metal City Detroit Metal City
38 Versailles

Perfect combination of power metal sounds and symphonic framework.

39 Coldrain

Best Japanese band out there enough said

It's coldrain what do you expect

40 Deathgaze


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