NOTE: This thread is more for those who don't usually listen to J-rock than it is for those who do. If I can make at least one person like J-rock after reading this thread, my mission would be accomplished. Anyway so yeah, this thread is for the discussion of all things J-rock. I figured it would be best to make a single thread for it rather than many threads of different rock bands, because I'm guessing there's not many fans of J-rock here (hence the notice above). However because I love J-rock I thought a thread of some kind must be made. For those who don't listen to J-rock, you may be under the impression that it's all about scary looking guys in make-up screaming at the top of their lungs...and while you're not completely wrong, you're still wrong. I used to think that way, but now I've discovered that J-rock can have extremely beautiful melodies and sounds, with angelic sounding vocalists. To cut a long story short and to start discussion as quickly as possible, I'll list some of my favourite bands along with several songs that non-fans may enjoy (please note that I may have different tastes to all of you, so you might want to do more research to find more songs if you don't like these ones. MOST of these songs may require several listens before they can really be appreciated): L'ARC EN CIEL: Possibly the most popular J-rock band outside of Japan (and my favourite band). Their songs rarely have any shouting in it, and are all about the music. I recommend the following songs: Flower, Winter fall, The fourth avenue cafe, Honey and their yet to be released song My heart draws a dream which can be downloaded HERE. NIGHTMARE: For those who've seen the anime Death note, you will have already heard two of their songs (the WORLD and Alumina, both of which are great). I'd recommend: Akane, Tsuki no Hikari, Utsutsu no Yume and Jashin to bara. KAGRRA: A very unique band in that they have a distinctly Japanese sound (you'll understand when you hear their songs). The vocalist has a bit of a girly voice, but beautiful nonetheless. I'd recommend: Utakata, Haru urara, Satsuki among many others. DUEL JEWEL: Not much to say about them other than that they rock. I'd recommend: Azure, Aishyuu Melancholia and Es (basically their last 3 singles). To stop this post being overly longer than it already is, I'll just write recommendations quickly: GIRUGAMESH: Owari to mirai MERRY: Sayonara ame THE GAZETTE: Regret If you guys want me to upload any songs or give more recommendations just ask. Feel free to post your own recommendations etc.