One of my first Japanese bands, I’ve encountered and I’m still a huge fan of! And mostl likely, so we are everyone here.
Going on strong since 1997, Dir En Grey really managed to become one of the strongest and most influential J-rock bands, with very interesting evolution of the sound over the years. From their early VK days, to recognition worldwide to their recent heavier stuff.
My personal favourites are Vulgar and Withering to Death, mostly due to nostalgia. But I actually love everything they’ve made. And along with Loudness, they’re a Japanese band, that I saw live twice.
Looking forward to the discussion about our J-rock titans!