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Melo-deth: Shadow. Man I wish they had enjoyed more success. That first album is as good as any 90s In Flames.

Old school: Anthem. I assume Naota has fully recovered from his bout with cancer?

Power metal: Galneryus.

Pop-rock: Gacharic Spin.

Most potential: Disqualia.
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Light Bringer, Dir en Grey, and Marge Litch.

And, outside of metal, Koenjihyakkei and Perfume.
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traxan wrote:I assume Naota has fully recovered from his bout with cancer?

Yeah, he's made a full recovery supposedly, he'll want to be super careful from now on though after such a scare.
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And now Ken Watanabe has stomach cancer. I thought the Japanese ate a good diet?
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traxan wrote:And now Ken Watanabe has stomach cancer. I thought the Japanese ate a good diet?

It's everywhere, and no matter what everyone says will save you from it, it'll still get plenty of us unfortunately.
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Also, I'm gonna have to add Ningen Isu to my own list of best Japanese bands, they're beyond excellent.
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Try Sigh, BM band from Tokyo.
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Have you all forgotten Jewel? In my opinion, one of the all time best in Japan

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A lot of great speed metal bands came out from Japanese lands but my heart goes for X JAPAN. Since they are not THAT metal, they switched a lot like some Queen syndrome band my vote is for Loudness.
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New video from Band-Maid.

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if i have to choose only one.... it's FATIMA HILL
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Many great acts.
My favorites propably are Sabbat, Metalucifer, Blaze and Magnesium
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Well you can label any underground band as "the best", because for me they were the best. Just to name a few: Rosenfeld, Rommel, Harkenkreuz, early Aion (with Hisayoshi/Salee on Vox) , Gelgoog, Blackfire, Valkylie, early Youthquake... and many other oldschool bands.

Even those who had only one 2-track demo tape could beat the shit out of some commercial succesfull bands. I don't know why, but for me japans Speed/Thrash scene is the best on the planet. They have skill, they have energy and they have the look. Thats what a good band does for me.





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I love a ton of Japanese music of many styles but I guess here's what I like best: GISM esp MAN lp one of the best metal lps ever, Casbah, Loudness, Ghoul, AT Det, kuro, gudon, death side, crime, disarray, mobs, the comes, gai, early stuff by United, Flatbacker, Coma, Raw Distractions, Demolition, poikkeus, bitouosha, Rajas, Jurassic jade, execute, gauze, lip cream, zolge, city Indian, g zet, lazy, too much, blues creation, Far East family band......forgetting a ton

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I would like to say "Knights of Round".
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babymetal

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but really, probably LOUDNESS, or EZO / Flatbacker, as I known of them two the longest.

I also like this next one,F lower Travellin' Band, as Slayer ripped it off in 1986
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22yzbj_flower-travellin-band-1971-satori-full-album_music
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Some of my favorites, in no particular order;


LOUDNESS
Sabbrabells
ANTHEM
SIGH
Veiled In Scarlet
Dead End
Sly
Rosenfeld
Ningen Isu
Lance of Thrill
Kadenzza
Gonin-Ish
AION
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"ay Roudness you gaijin!!"

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Animetal
Anthem
BAAD
FIRE BOMBER
HUMMING BIRD
Kings
Loudness
Make-Up
Mephistopheles
Night Hawks
NoB
PATA PROJECT
SPYKE
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Rock: B'z
Pop/Synthypop: TM Network
Folk:Off course

Worth mentioning: Night hawks, Do as Infinity. Kix-S? Kodomo Band, Crystal king, TOM☆CAT
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