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X (later changed to X JAPAN in 1992 to avoid confusion with the American punk band X) is arguably one of the most influential bands in the history of the Japanese music scene. Formed by childhood friends YOSHIKI and Toshi in 1982 at Chiba, Japan, X was originally founded to play high energy rock music. Besides being one of the first Japanese acts to achieve mainstream success while on an independent label, the group is widely credited for pioneering the visual kei movement.

The band consisted of Toshi (vocals), YOSHIKI(drums, piano, composer, lyricist), hide (guitar), Pata (guitar), and Heath (bass), and Taiji (bassist) until 1997 when they disbanded.

Once Yoshiki and Toshi recruited bassist Taiji and guitarists hide and Pata, the band began moving on the indie circuit. They garnished abundant support and fans across Japan with their outrageous dress style. They used long, dyed hair and
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X JAPAN Vanishing Vision album cover 3.75 | 10 ratings
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Speed Metal 1988
X JAPAN Blue Blood album cover 4.06 | 9 ratings
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Power Metal 1989
X JAPAN Jealousy album cover 4.28 | 7 ratings
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Power Metal 1991
X JAPAN Art Of Life album cover 4.14 | 15 ratings
Art Of Life
Progressive Metal 1993
X JAPAN Dahlia album cover 3.62 | 8 ratings
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Heavy Metal 1996

X JAPAN EPs & splits

X JAPAN I'll Kill You album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
I'll Kill You
Speed Metal 1985
X JAPAN オルガスム album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
オルガスム
Speed Metal 1986
X JAPAN Skull Thrash Zone Volume I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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X JAPAN live albums

X JAPAN On The Verge Of Destruction album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
On The Verge Of Destruction
Heavy Metal 1995
X JAPAN Live Live Live - Tokyo Dome 1993-1996 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Live Live - Tokyo Dome 1993-1996
Heavy Metal 1997
X JAPAN Live Live Live Extra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Heavy Metal 1997
X JAPAN Art of Life live album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
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Progressive Metal 1998
X JAPAN Live In Hokkaido 1995.12.4 Bootleg album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Heavy Metal 1998
X JAPAN The Last Live album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Last Live
Heavy Metal 2001

X JAPAN demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

X JAPAN I'll Kill You album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
I'll Kill You
Heavy Metal 1984
X JAPAN Feel Me Tonight album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Feel Me Tonight
Heavy Metal 1985
X JAPAN Feel Me Tonight (2) album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
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Heavy Metal 1985
X JAPAN Sexy Scandal Love Violence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sexy Scandal Love Violence
Heavy Metal 1985
X JAPAN Endless Dream album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Endless Dream
Heavy Metal 1985
X JAPAN X Live album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
X Live
Heavy Metal 1985
X JAPAN Kurenai album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kurenai
Heavy Metal 1986
X JAPAN Sexy Scandal Love Violence (1986) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sexy Scandal Love Violence (1986)
Heavy Metal 1986
X JAPAN Install album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Install
Heavy Metal 1987
X JAPAN CBS / SONY Audition album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
CBS / SONY Audition
Speed Metal 1987
X JAPAN 紅 (Kurenai) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
紅 (Kurenai)
Heavy Metal 1987
X JAPAN Xclamation 88 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Xclamation 88
Speed Metal 1988
X JAPAN 紅 (Kurenai) Sonic Sheet album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
紅 (Kurenai) Sonic Sheet
Heavy Metal 1988
X JAPAN Kurenai Original Japanese Version album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Kurenai Original Japanese Version
Power Metal 1988
X JAPAN Stab Me in the Back album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Stab Me in the Back
Heavy Metal 1988
X JAPAN Kurenai / Endless Rain Promo album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Kurenai / Endless Rain Promo
Power Metal 1989
X JAPAN X album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
X
Heavy Metal 1989
X JAPAN Endless Rain (Live Version in 武道館) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Endless Rain (Live Version in 武道館)
Heavy Metal 1990
X JAPAN Message from X album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Message from X
Heavy Metal 1990
X JAPAN Silent Jealousy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Silent Jealousy
Heavy Metal 1991
X JAPAN Art of Life album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Art of Life
Symphonic Metal 1993

X JAPAN re-issues & compilations

X JAPAN Symphonic Blue Blood album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Symphonic Blue Blood
Non-Metal 1991
X JAPAN Orchestra Selection: Blue Blood & Jealousy album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Orchestra Selection: Blue Blood & Jealousy
Non-Metal 1992
X JAPAN Symphonic Silent Jealousy album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Symphonic Silent Jealousy
Non-Metal 1992
X JAPAN A Music Box for Fantasy ~Yoshiki~ album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
A Music Box for Fantasy ~Yoshiki~
Non-Metal 1992
X JAPAN X Singles album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
X Singles
Heavy Metal 1993
X JAPAN Best Of - B.O.X. CD album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Best Of - B.O.X. CD
Heavy Metal 1996
X JAPAN Ballad Collection album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Ballad Collection
Non-Metal 1997
X JAPAN Singles - Atlantic Years album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Singles - Atlantic Years
Heavy Metal 1997
X JAPAN Special Box album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Special Box
Heavy Metal 1997
X JAPAN On Guitar album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
On Guitar
Non-Metal 1998
X JAPAN On Piano album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
On Piano
Non-Metal 1998
X JAPAN Star Box album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Star Box
Heavy Metal 1999
X JAPAN Perfect Best album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Perfect Best
Heavy Metal 1999
X JAPAN X Japan - Best-Fan's Selection album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
X Japan - Best-Fan's Selection
Heavy Metal 2001
X JAPAN Rose & Blood [Indies of X] album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Rose & Blood [Indies of X]
Heavy Metal 2001
X JAPAN Trance X album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Trance X
Non-Metal 2002
X JAPAN Complete II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete II
Heavy Metal 2005
X JAPAN 青い夜 白い夜 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
青い夜 白い夜
Heavy Metal 2007
X JAPAN X Japan Returns album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
X Japan Returns
Heavy Metal 2008
X JAPAN X Visual Shock DVD Box 1989-1992 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
X Visual Shock DVD Box 1989-1992
Heavy Metal 2008
X JAPAN The World ~ 初の全世界ベスト album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The World ~ 初の全世界ベスト
Heavy Metal 2014
X JAPAN We Are X album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We Are X
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X JAPAN singles (21)

.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
紅 ~ Kurenai
Heavy Metal 1989
.. Album Cover
4.50 | 1 ratings
Endless Rain
Power Metal 1989
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
Week End
Heavy Metal 1990
.. Album Cover
5.00 | 1 ratings
Silent Jealousy
Heavy Metal 1991
.. Album Cover
5.00 | 1 ratings
Say Anything
Power Metal 1991
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 1 ratings
Standing Sex
Heavy Metal 1991
.. Album Cover
5.00 | 1 ratings
Tears
Non-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover
5.00 | 1 ratings
Rusty Nail
Heavy Metal 1994
.. Album Cover
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X JAPAN Art Of Life

Album · 1993 · Progressive Metal
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renkls
I have the feeling I've grown out of this release a bit since my younger days where I adored it greatly. Contrary to some opinions, I don't ever feel this 29 minute single track album/EP is overlong, even with that daunting 8 minute piano solo in the middle.

This was probably one of the first albums that kick started my infatuation with the epic length track, and by comparison with other epics, it's pretty short. Still, 29 minutes for most people is a very long track. The style of this album is power metal with a great emphasis on melodic elements. Though power metal is not my forte, I rather enjoyed the long form style which X Japan employed in this album. It has a cohesive, flowing nature and never feels like a bunch of unrelated songs slammed together.

The guitar playing is technical, but doesn't feel showy beyond reflecting the theme of the music, which is alienation and existential crisis; probably why the piano solo seems so fitting to the piece - it works with two pianos that form an opposition, playing off each other until the structure begins to crumble into dissonant noisy clangs. A brief respite through an ambient interlude leads us back to the power metal finale.

The band has the good sense to keep the epic flowing and always progressive, which ensures it doesn't stay static, even with the piano, it never outstays its welcome. Of course, it's a divisive album, and many would say overlong, but for me, despite somewhat growing out of it, is still a great journey that I'd recommend any power metal fan to take.

X JAPAN Jealousy

Album · 1991 · Power Metal
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Stephen
X Japan enjoyed a breakthrough success after releasing the critically acclaimed album, "Blue Blood" in 1989 and maintained their peak performance through their third album, "Jealousy", in 1991. X Japan was considered a pioneer in visual kei that's inspired many newer bands such as Glay, Luna Sea, and L'arc~en~ciel, a unique appearances that combined the elements from glam, goth, punk, and usually involving androgynous clothing style as well. "Jealousy" displayed a very diverse musical style of X Japan, ranging from power metal, melodic heavy metal, hard rock, thrash, and ballads.

"Silent Jealousy", which is one of their most popular track and also a concert-regular, is a brilliant power metal piece showing Yoshiki’s brutal side behind the drumkit while still emphasizes the song on the melodic harmonies of guitars and vocal. "Miscast" and "Desperate Angel" slower the tempo and both are great tracks with the latter featured a thrilling instrumental duel on the interlude part. "Voiceless Screaming" is a breezy acoustical ballad with Toshi's soothing voice brought to the front. Some furious thrashy riffs were unleashed on "Stab Me In The Back" while the instrumental experimentation of "Love Replica" is sadly my least fave track. Came on next, "Joker", a catchy hard rock which is a track that was loved by many fans. "Say Anything" is an epic AOR-ballad, a timeless classic with an anguish lyric, listen to Hide's pulse pounding guitar solo, you can feel the sorrow carved inside the agonizing notes, just beautiful.

X Japan is a very interesting band. All of the members are extremely-talented and skillful musicians. The mastermind, Yoshiki, for example, is a prominent pianist, songwriter, producer, and drummer at the same time. This is the last album to feature bassist Taiji Sawada and also one of the greatest legacies left by the late Hide who committed suicide in 1998. My only complaint on this album is if you count out three instrumental tracks here, you only get 7 tracks, and that's pretty short for a full-length album, otherwise this deserved a solid nine, and together with "Blue Blood", are my all-time favorite X Japan releases.

Bottomline : The Visual Shock still riding high!

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