Is it just me or does 95% of VK music nowadays suck really, really bad!?[Beware of heavy ranting!]
First off I should mention that I kinda listened to japanese music for like 10 years or so... You know, the usual way it goes with... I always liked Anime n' stuff, so one day I somehow got this J-PoP songs (I think it was Ayumi Hamasaki) and I really liked it. I thought it was different than all the other music that I grew up with and in no time I had a little collection of japanese "mainstream music" like Do As Infinity, BoA, L'Arc and all that stuff...
When I also got into VK I loved it so much because the music was just so creative, catchy and loveable and at the same time heavy and brutal. I loved the mix between the extreme variations of musical styles without giving a shit of all these so called "genres" that everyone tries to sort bands in. Honestly, I didn't care too much about the outfits, the make-up and all that stuff. I just loved the music for what it was.
But nowadays I rarely listen to new stuff, because the releases tend to be more and more generic and monotone. No more catchy stuff, no virtuous guitar solos, THE VOCALS ARE A FUCKING DISGRACE!!! Even bands that I used to love seem to get bored to death with what they're doing. Just take "D". Remember their first album? Man, I loved the high falsetto voice stuff paired with Ruiza's ripping riffs n' solos and you could always catch me on my way to school, humming the melodies of the songs. And now? Look at "Birth" or "Snow White"... WHAT THE FUCK!?!? ARE YOU SERIOUS!?
You know, I'm a guitarist and pianist myself, so I have a slight idea how hard it is to write a good song, but that's no excuse for that shit! And what's up with Gazette, Alice Nine? What about Vidoll? OMFG I'm getting a stroke from listening to them! And oooooooh, my heart is bleeding... . . . D'espairsRay. Hizumi finally ended up singing some "Let's go have some Puri-Kura funny-happy-joy-joy time with my kawaii friends"-shit.
God I rather browse some streaming porn site and jerk off than wasting my time with that pile of vomit.
But that's just an example of how bad everything got.
And I'm just wondering what happened...? I know that the scene had pretty much blown up in like 2003-2005 when bands started to play in USA and Europe, so it's no surprise a lot of wankers try to jump the train and make some cash or whatever. Just look at the fucking jew Kisaki with his pathetic 10.000th version of some Phantasmagoria song. Fuck you!
I'm sorry if I bother too much, but it's late in the evening and just felt like rambling when I was browsing the downloads forum and saw all this freaking shit everywhere and it only made me sad to see that one of the last bastions of creative, non money based music now has fully died.
So what are your thoughts? Is VK fucked deep in the ass or do you still give it a chance?