Yo-yo-yo! It’s the Ern-bro here, kickin’ it in the hamster hizzouse! -Ahem.- Sorry, folks! That was out of character. But that brings me to my point for this week’s question. Those of you who have been following the visual kei scene for a while must know what standards these artists must hold themselves to in order to even be called visual kei. Obviously if they go around talking like a rap star, they’re not really visual kei, are they?
But what about bands changing their style? Take DIR EN GREY, for example. They belonged to the visual kei category, but they don’t claim to be part of it now. So, what’s the dealio–I mean, deal? Is it all about the look? Does sound play a part in it? Or are artists visual kei just because they say they are?
Do you think there are certain requirements for a band to be visual kei?
Maybe this ties in to last week’s question, where we asked you about what it takes for a band to be successful. Folks, remember to be respectful of others and their opinions. Feel free to comment on this page or via Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.
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