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.

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the GazettE is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
the GazettE Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
ren-suzugamori added Versailles Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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Diaura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
IsabelGarcíaPérez added Diaura Metalcore, Alternative metal, Hard rock

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115 35
MEJIBRAY is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
IsabelGarcíaPérez added MEJIBRAY

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Dir En Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
MichaelMiro added Dir En Grey Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Malice Mizer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Malice Mizer Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Nightmare Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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girugämesh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
girugämesh Post-metal, Nu metal, Shoegazing

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119 44
Gackt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Gackt Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk, Synthpop

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Alice Nine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Alice Nine Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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X Japan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
SW33ToXic added X Japan Glam metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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D is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
D Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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Screw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
iiiich0123456789 added Screw Rock music, Metalcore, Alternative metal

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Moi dix Mois is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Moi dix Mois Gothic rock, Industrial metal, Rock music

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D'espairsRay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
D'espairsRay Nu metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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DADAROMA is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Rumi Saotome added DADAROMA

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Antic Cafe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Antic Cafe Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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DELUHI is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
DELUHI Glam metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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Mana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Mana Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Kagrra, is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Kagrra, Fusion, Rock music, Pop rock

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Vistlip is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
EvansOddy added Vistlip Rock music

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deathgaze is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
deathgaze Progressive metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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Phantasmagoria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Phantasmagoria Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal

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LAREINE is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
LAREINE Synthpop, Rock music, Pop rock

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Golden Bomber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Golden Bomber Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock

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Duel Jewel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Duel Jewel Progressive metal, Metalcore, Visual kei

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Buck-Tick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Claudetty Suarez added Buck-tick New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Yōsei Teikoku is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Yōsei Teikoku Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Electro

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Klaha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Klaha Neoclassical Dark Wave, Ballad, New Wave

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摩天楼オペラ is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
摩天楼オペラ Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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Kami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Kami Gothic rock, Visual kei, Progressive rock

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Seremedy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
nickUsakowski added Seremedy Nu metal, Power metal, Experimental metal

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Schwarz Stein is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Schwarz Stein Synthpop, Electronic body music, Electronic music

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ON/OFF is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
ON/OFF Pop music, Rock music, Visual kei

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UnsraW is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
UnsraW Thrash metal, Rock music, Metalcore

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12012 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
12012 Nu metal, Progressive metal, Pop music

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BAISER is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
BAISER Rock music, Pop rock, Visual kei

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Penicillin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Penicillin Rock music, Visual kei, Alternative rock

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Kra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Kra Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Plastic Tree is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
lilumosa added Plastic Tree Japanese rock, Alternative rock

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ヴィドール is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
ヴィドール Rock music, Visual kei, Alternative rock

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Yu~ki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Yu~ki Gothic rock, Rock music, Visual kei

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Megamasso is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Megamasso Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

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Uchuu Sentai Noiz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Uchuu Sentai Noiz Pop punk, Rock music, Electronic music

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Onmyo-Za is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Onmyo-Za Power metal, Heavy metal, Visual kei

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R指定 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
ChanAndy added R指定

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Seikima-II is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Seikima-II Black metal, Heavy metal, Visual kei

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Laputa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
Laputa Gothic rock, Rock music, Visual kei

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Moran is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
AurelioHyerace added Moran

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EVE is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Visual Kei Bands/Artists
EVE Ballad, Rock music, Visual kei