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 artists. Vote for the best artists 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.

You can change the order of the list by having your Facebook friends vote too. (87 items)
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Metalcore, Alternative metal, Hard rock

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    Post-metal, Nu metal, Shoegazing

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    Dir En Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

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    Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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    Rock music, Metalcore, Alternative metal

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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    Gothic rock, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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    Fusion, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Vistlip is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

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    Rock music

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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    Progressive metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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    Synthpop, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Progressive metal, Metalcore, Visual kei

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    DADAROMA is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

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    摩天楼オペラ is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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    Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Electro

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    Nu metal, Progressive metal, Pop music

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    Rock music, Visual kei, Alternative rock

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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Metalcore

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    Synthpop, Electronic body music, Electronic music

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    Kami is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

    Gothic rock, Visual kei, Progressive rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Visual kei

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    Klaha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Ballad, New Wave

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    Rock music, Visual kei, Alternative rock

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    Black metal, Heavy metal, Visual kei

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Visual kei

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Visual kei

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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Visual kei

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    Moran is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

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    Seremedy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

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    Nu metal, Power metal, Experimental metal

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    Japanese rock, Alternative rock

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    Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Visual kei

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    Uchuu Sentai Noiz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

    Pop punk, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Visual kei

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Industrial rock

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    Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists

    Pop punk, Pop rock, Visual kei

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