The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

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Visual kei artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good visual kei bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top visual kei bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Visual kei groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all visual kei bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest visual kei bands of all time, since the most famous visual kei artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best visual kei music.

You can click on the visual kei band names to see more information about that particular notable visual kei group. If they're near the top of the best visual kei artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top visual kei bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the visual kei band names themselves.

List features Malice Mizer, Schwarz Stein and more items. Vote for the best items by giving them a thumbs up. When checking out this list and making your votes, think competitively, for example: is Kagrra, better than GACKT?

All important, significant and iconic names in visual kei music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new visual kei bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of visual kei, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into visual kei music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good visual kei bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent visual kei bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best visual kei bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest visual kei musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular visual kei bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
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    Post-metal, Nu metal, Shoegazing More
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    Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk, Synthpop More
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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock More
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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock More
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    Fusion, Rock music, Pop rock More
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    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal More
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    Glam metal, Progressive metal, Rock music More
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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal More
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Nu metal, Progressive metal, Pop music More
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    Progressive metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal More
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Visual kei More
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    Vistlip

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    new! Screw

    Rock music, Metalcore, Alternative metal More
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    Gothic rock, Industrial metal, Rock music More
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    Pop punk, Indie, Rock music More
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    Rock music, Pop rock, Visual kei More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Visual kei More
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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Industrial rock More
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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Visual kei More
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    Black metal, Heavy metal, Visual kei More
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    new! Locus

    Rock music, Visual Kei More
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    ON/OFF

    Pop music, Rock music, Visual kei More
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    Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Metalcore More
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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Visual kei More
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    Synthpop, Rock music, Pop rock More
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    Golden Bomber

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock More
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    Rock music, Visual kei, Alternative rock More
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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Visual kei More
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    パニックちゃんねる

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    ドレミ團

    Rock music, Visual kei, Music of Japan More
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    Charlotte

    Pop rock,Pop punk,Glam punk More
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    Uchuu Sentai Noiz

    Pop punk, Rock music, Electronic music More
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    Rock music, Pop rock, Visual kei More
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    Oyuugi Wagamama Dan x PaRADEiS

    Pop punk, Gothic rock, Pop music More
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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal More
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    Ballad, Rock music, Visual kei More
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    Rock music, Visual kei, Alternative rock More
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    Rock music, Visual kei, Music of Japan More
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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Crust punk More
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