Hey! I was wondering how you guys discovered Visual Kei and J-rock and how you guys got into it at first.
Since I’m starting this topic, I’ll go first.
It was back in 2006 in the summer, the first Visual Kei song I heard was one from X-JAPAN called Forever love, but I didn’t look much afterwards.
Then after some time in the same year, I was looking for percings, yeah I wanted to get one (never did but oh well haha). So I found a picture of Hitsugi from Nightmare on google while looking for percings, and I was like, WOW, this guy is so COOL. I found out he was in a band called Nightmare, so I look on youtube the song “Akane”. I fell in love with Yomi’s voice, and it became quickly one band that I loved so much. While looking at the comment someone mentionned “Dir en grey” so I looked it up too and then people were talking about the GazettE so I looked for that too. Those were my 3 first band aside from X-JAPAN, and ever since then, there’s no a day without Visual Kei or J-rock.
My first J-rock band was One Ok Rock in 2010 along with Coldrain. I kept on listening to the same albums over and over again.
So yeah, I’m in the scene for over 14 years now, bougth so many cds and dvds, I think my collection might worth 2000$ or something. I started buying on cdjapan back in 2008 when I got my credit card, so yeah. 14 years of good music! Cheers guys!
Let me know below how you got into the scene!