Nostalgia is such a powerful feeling. It can forever turn any piece of media into a personal treasure with a magical and bittersweet aura that can be felt throughout your entire body.
I cannot play Pokémon Diamond on the Nintendo DS, Ratchet and Clank 2/3 on the PS2, or watch Star Wars: Episode III without feeling a whole bunch of colourful and undescribable emotions.
It does make me feel sad, yet gives me a feeling of ecstacy and unique excitement.
The same can definitely be said about music.
I discovered visual-kei in 2012, when I was in my preteen years. I had two short phases before it, Dutch rap, and the painful emo phase. These each lasted just a few months, but visual-kei became a livelong love, at least, I hope! Can a 10-years-long obsession ever be considered a phase? Probably! But I don’t think it’ll leave any time soon.
Some of these albums that we blasted all day long in our teenage years can turn into these magical, personal, nostalgic pieces of media.
In this topic, you are free to share some albums (or mini-albums, demo tapes or even singles!) of visual-kei that give you that weird-ass butterfly-in-ur-belly feeling each time you put them on, or even think of them. Records that define you, or a period in your life.
Please avoid big images of the albums, or YT links! Let’s make this thread easy and quick to read and digest.
Here’s some of mine!
Moi dix Mois - NOCTURNAL OPERA
MALICE MIZER - Voyage sans retour
MALICE MIZER - Bara no Seidou, and the Gardenia single by extension
Versailles - JUBILEE
KAMIJO - Symphony of the Vampire, and the Louis single by extension
HIZAKI grace project - Dignity of crest
VEVLET EDEN - Double Twelve
LAREINE - Imperial Concerto
I know that most artists on here have better albums, but I listed the ones I listened to the most as a preteen!
And finally, not VK but related, GALNERYUS - Angel of Salvation and Resurrection
I won’t make the list too long! So I’ll keep it at that.