Misconceptions about Visual Kei

Hello guys im here today. After being part of the visual kei scene for a few years now I’ve come across many misconceptions and stereotypes that ultimately aren’t true. In this following blog I will be covering the most common ones. 

1:Visual Kei singers are gay 

Obviously you know how this one started. A pretty man in a dress can’t be straight….. 😒

Wrong!  

Obviously there are going to be gay visual kei Singers because  that’s natural. However just because a man tries to look pretty,doesn’t mean that he’s gay.  After all you shouldn’t just assume things like that. 

2: visual kei is dark

This one isn’t so wrong because bands like jilluka and dir en grey are very dark. Both the lyrics and videos are go tos if you love Gothic elements.  However with bands like Alice nine and Lm.C you get much lighter happier lyrics and video.

Lm. C’s punky heart is definitely a cheerful happy song . I’ll link the video to that in the bottom ⬇

3: visual kei can only be rock music

This one is totally wrong.  There are many vkei bands singers and songs that aren’t just rock. They have many pop music elements and techno

Visual kei artists like Kaya and gackt sing a wife variety of styles. Pop techno darkwave trance jazz and rock. 

Kayas songs hydrangea and taboo are perfect examples that I will link ⬇

4:All visual kei songs sound the same

This I’d probably the one I hate the most. None visual kei fans say that all visual kei sings sound the same and that artists rip each other off .

Obviously there are going to be similarities. This one girl pointed out to me that in The Gazette’s the invisible wall lead dinner ruki is wearing red leather gloves, and in Disreign’s within the void Yohio is wearing red leather gloves .

I hate that right when people listen to a new visual kei sing they feel the need to compare it to other songs and other band. They don’t take the time to appreciate the effort. It’s maddening. Please guys don’t be the person that does this. 

5:Visual kei singers suck at singing English

This one is more if a joke but still one that people believe.  First you have to understand that some Japanese people pronounce English words with Japanese accents, so that makes it a little hard to understand.  However there are plenty sing where the English is perfectly understood. 

Well guy I hope you enjoyed reading these strange misconceptions. I how you kerned something as well. 

Don’t assume. 

Don’t compare. 

Stay Kei 

Gabby 💜

Lm. C punky heart ♡:https://youtu.be/GzxVTtmgPnE

Kaya hydrangea:  https://youtu.be/D3GghkgTYww

Kaya taboo : https://youtu.be/9_o2EKwZ4V0

Scarlet Valse – Larme review

so i first listened to this song yesterday. OMG i have not stopped listening to it since it has literally been on repeat for like 24 hours now i need help this song is just too good and the video only makes it worse

So this band is called scarlet valse the lead singers name is kakeru  the band was started in 2011 the other members are: You ( guitar) Jun (guitar) takuya(bass) hiroki (drums).

give them a try i fell in love with this band when i heard there first song !!!

Sadly i could not find the lyrics for this song so i could translate them as well.

Thing i like about Scarlet Valse [Larme] :

the clarity : the video is so clear and clean the white background is flawless i dont why this caught my attention but it did.

The outfits: Especially Kakeru and takuyas. All of the outfits are so elaborate and so detailed its hard to miss this though.

Kakeru’s hair and makeup: oh my god kakeru is just perfection i mean just look at him

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❤ but his hair is just really cool he has my favorite hair in the band !!!

the music: its so emotional i cant even translate the song and i can already tell what its about its just so beautiful i  ❤ the piano intro its so soft and mellow and when it switches to guitar its not so harsh its subtle .

so yep thats all i can say about this song because im actually listening to it right now see you later i need to jam

Stay kei

Wolf

 

The GazettE – Invisible wall

Ive known this song for as long as its been out  which is year. Im a big fan of the gazette this song is amazing probably their most popular.

The GazettE – The Invisible Wall:

ah this video is refreshingly simple sometimes flashing lights and wild camera movements just aren’t my thing . The simplicity of this video is satisfying.

So to be completely honest when I first heard this song I did not know that any of it was in English ( its okay to laugh). Ruki’s accent is so thick I couldnt tell until after I looked up the lyrics. its okay though because I after I looked up the lyrics I was stunned. They are perfect. I dont understand how they tie English and Japanese in so well together.

Its really good Great job The Gazette  ruki_the_invisible_wall_gif_6_by_beforeidecay1996-d4vh5j4.gif

Invisible wall lyrics:

Pig is that soaked in soup of crime
Is it a pain of the children whom you murdered, hate yourself.

In the maze without an end,
why do you still breathe?

Gareki no shita de shinjitsu ga notauchimawaru e wa,
Naniyorimo fukai (The invisible wall),

Kodoku zouo shitto fuan,
Kyomu ni saita muhyoujou naniyorimo omoi (The invisible wall)

Sanjou oou fujouri ni omoeta warau aozora

In the maze without an end,
ayamachi ni obore.
In the maze without an end,
why do you still breathe?

Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
In the bottom of the dark, dead sea,

Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Tsugunai tsuzuke and die.

Pig is that soaked in soup of crime.

In the maze without an end, hate yourself.
Ayamachi ni obore,
In the maze without an end, hate yourself,
why do you still breathe?

Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
In the bottom of the dark, dead sea,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Aijou mo shiranu kodoku na parade,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
In the bottom of the dark, dead sea
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Tsugunai tsuzuke and die.

Sorrow made you

In the maze without an end…
Why do you still breathe?

Very great lyrics.

lastly I just want to say that I love a visual kei band video with two different styles ,and a switch of scenery . So this video really gets my attention. I love ruki’s hat and his leather gloves ❤ ❤

well guys

stay kei

wolf

 

BatAAR is Amazing! song review Always Die Young

So yes i know im aware that ive already done a review on BatAAr before but they really deserve this. they have made AMAZING music this year. im so proud of all their accomplishments. This is for you Patrik, Endigo,Simon and Tobias. I love you all you guys rock (hoping that they find this someday)

So on to Always die young. This song is practically my theme song. i am obsessed with every second. every guitar riff every note endigo sing every slam of tobias’s drum .

Is it normal to be this obsessed with a song…? Maybe not but who cares yolo (cringey right?)

Watch The Video:

 

Yes! Just Yes thats it this video and song is just so amazing

i think the best part is that the put so much work into patrik wrote the lyric and the music simon edits the video after its shot and their friend Petri (whom ill  talk about later) does their hair. Its no wonder eveything is so perfect

The effects in this video are mad good thus making this video Kickass

I could talk about this song all day but id think youd want to hit me so lets get started

Always die young song and video review:

The lyrics:

All this time I’ve waited
All this time I’ve lost
I know I’ll die young
Our sun sets for another day

Your misery loves company
So stay right there
Far away from me
Your blood is as thin as your facade
The future begs for answers I don’t have

NO CUTS NO GLORY
NO CUTS NO GLORY

Though there is a will
There’s just no way
Bare your satin neck

What little we have left
Won’t keep me from walking away
I’ve heard it all before
This hollow truth
What is the meaning of a life without answers?

Through all this time I’ve waited
All this time I’ve lost
I know I’ll die young
Our sun sets for another day

NO CUTS NO GLORY
This is not your story
NO CUTS, NO GLORY
So stay right there, far away from me

What little we have left
Won’t keep me from walking away
I’ve heard it all before
These hollow answers

Through all this time I’ve waited
All this time I’ve lost
I know I’ll die young
Our sun sets for another day

Think back on time we wasted
And all the time we lost
For all it’s worth we know
We’re gonna die young
Our sun sets for another day

The velvet sun sets another day

My thoughts: Dude these lyrics flow so well  cant even wrap my head around it . the lyrics just speak to you they’re powerful and just elaborate (thank you patrik for creating such poetic lyrics)

The music: the one word i would use to describe this music is Melodic even though it hardcore it still, you still could sway to it especially the chorus  . altogether this music is just fantastic i love it

The Blood: This video is so gory . I Love It !!! when patrik licks his hands ❤ lol xD its great there is not much more to say . All of them look like death i love it. Their acting was pretty damn good as well

 

So im keeping this short ( in hopes that you dont tear your hair out) Please fully support BatAAr if you like this song buy it for a dollar on itunes or google play !!

Stay kei ( or in terms of BatAAr Stay Vicious)

Wolf

Femme Fatale-Freya

I LOVE this song and am so excited to finally be writing this review

 

Omg i love this song . Im not exaggerating ive listened to this song at least 50 times within the last month.I dont know why even while i knew Femme Fatale was a visual kei band , I didnt believe that  Kaya ( the lead singer) was a man . I mean he hits notes most girls struggle with easily and he is extremely gorgeous. Like if i were a straight guy I might  fall in love with him .

I pretty much know all of Femme fatale’s songs this happens to be my favorite. Freya is  dark , alluring, and I feel like a Femme Fatale when i listen to this song.

I was extremely bummed when i found out they disbanded a few months ago. Now Femme Fatale shall live on in memory .

I love this video because its ust so Gothic (my favorite thing) ,and yet the melody is so alluring and light and airy the way the notes flow with the music.

I love the lyrics to this song  my favorite part being “Mou nanimo kowakunai wa” Meaning :  im not afriad of anything

Lastly i a obsessed with Kaya’s dress in this video like OMG i want to get married in this dress is so puffy and pretty and goddamn Kaya is beautiful in it !!!!

Ps: Isnt that gif just amazing kaya looks so great ❤ flawless ❤  *such high quality cant look away*