Undoubtedly as time goes on, bands genre’s evolve for the better or for the worst, so lets discuss some of the best and worst, this isn’t exclusive to visual kei either so throw in your J-indie opinions
Best genre change - Miyavi (MYV Pops)
Whilst there are a few tracks from his early stuff (gagaku to Miyavizm) that I like his switch to a more acoustic style as well as brighter persona really got me in to his music and was definitely one of my gateways in to VK, not only that but I felt the change in music really brought him a lot more popularity.
Worst genre change - The Gazette (Stacked Rubbish)
Sorry gazette fans but I adore Disorder and I felt they should’ve done a lot more in the style of that album . I feel bad because I know a lot of people love Stacked Rubbish and there is an argument to be made that it highlighted refinement in their compositional skills but it all felt a bit flat to me, songs never seemed to go anywhere, there were still heavy tracks but they didn’t have the same rawness that Disorder did.