(mouse clicks) ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪ ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪ ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪ ♪ (grim piano music) ♪ – (disturbed) Oh.
– Oh. – Oh.
– Oh no. – Some scary shit going on. ♪ (death metal instrumental) ♪ – ♪ (shrieking) ♪
– Holy shit. (laughs) ♪ (shrieking) ♪ ♪ (indistinct singing) ♪ – Caw! Caw! ♪ (cacophonous music,
shrieking, and singing) ♪ – How creepy is this? – They, like, genuinely look scary.
– No, what are they eating? – I think she was just eating flesh. – It’s like a giant tarantula on her head. His head? Her? His? – Oh, I blame you, Tim Burton. Oh. – This is some gnarly
makeup and costumes, man. – Production value great. ♪ (shrieking and singing) ♪ – That sound. – They’re sampling my mating call. – ♪ (singing in Japanese) ♪ – This looks great. – Oh no, they’re gonna eat her. ♪ (music calms, intermittent giggling) ♪ – Who laughing? (sinister giggling) ♪ (death metal starts up again) ♪ – I’m about to close
the computer. I don’t like this. – No. Oh. (worriedly) Oh. ♪ (grim piano music) ♪ ♪ (harsh notes, song ends) ♪ – That was some crazy shit. – No, not gonna do that refrain
for me one more time? ♪ Aahh, ahh, aah ♪ – I’m going to have nightmares
because of this. Why would you show this? – I have to say,
the music was pretty good. (sudden laughter) ♪ (melancholic music) ♪ – Okay, I like the rain.
– The rain, nice touch. – ♪ Pig that is soaked ♪ – I hope that’s water. – It’s really artistic. – ♪ It is a pain of the children ♪ – I’m just waiting for something
to really go crazy here. – ♪ Hate yourself ♪
♪ (metal rock) ♪ ♪ In the maze without an end ♪ – It’s good. – Are Gothic boy bands a thing in Japan? – ♪ In the maze without an end ♪ ♪ Why do you still breathe? ♪ – These are like video game characters. – Look like Final Fantasy
characters, really dope. – Final Fantasy, the rock opera! – Compared to the last one,
this is much easier to digest. – I don’t know if they’re boys or girls. But they fine. – Look how pretty his eyes
are. That’s not fair. – ♪ …still breathe ♪ – Little Kill Bill references going on? That was great. – That one seemed a little normal.
– That was better. – It’s still not my type of music.
It’s no Carly Rae Jepsen. (film reel clicking)
♪ (zydeco music) ♪ – Little harmonica action. ♪ (zydeco music) ♪ – I can already tell
this is gonna be weird. – Hey, shouldn’t play with knives. ♪ (music distorts to a halt) ♪
– Oh no. (camera shutter clicks) – Oh, here we go with
the weird shit again. ♪ (metal music) ♪ – Oh, this won best album. – Is this like a style in Japan, like a certain style music video? ♪ (indistinct singing) ♪ – It’s Japanese Marilyn Manson. – I’m singing along. ♪ (croaky singing) ♪ – What is he drinking? – ♪ Order are going
crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy ♪ ♪ (screaming) ♪ – Oh gosh! What is that noise?! – ♪ (singing in Japanese) ♪ – I’m not big on the whole clown thing. – Minus the clown, we’re doing good. – The costumes are great. – All the costume design
has been really on point. – Oh my god. – ♪ Upside… DOWN!!! ♪ – Oh.
– ♪ Upside… DOWN!!! ♪ – Ugh. – Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Someone licked a leg. I saw it. ♪ (jittery metal) ♪ – This, like, makes my heart
race. Oh my gosh. – Can I get the names of all these bands? – Even though it’s not for me, I bet you they have millions
upon millions upon millions of people that come to their shows. Somebody SoulCycles to that, I’m sure. ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪ – (Finebros) So how would you describe
what we just showed you? – I would describe these
videos as very disturbing. – Vibes of Marilyn Manson. I enjoy it. – It reminds me a lot of
kind of the Final Fantasy aesthetic. – It was a little Tim Burton-esque. Like a designed nightmare. – If I were six years old, and I sat here and you put this computer
in front of me on camera, I would have started crying.
– Me too. – (Finebros) What genre of music would you classify these bands under? – Uh… (laughs) is there
a genre for them? – Panic! at the Disco meet Marilyn Manson. – I would call that carnage pop. – Japanese heavy metal? – Heavy metal.
– Screamo heavy metal? – Screamo heavy metal music mixed with cosplay
and very artistic costuming. – (Finebros) So all of these
bands are considered something called “visual kei”…
– “Visual kei.” – (Finebros) …which is a movement
among Japanese music, characterized by the use
of varying levels of makeup, elaborate hairstyles, flamboyant costumes, and sometimes androgynous aesthetics.
– Okay. – So like late ’70s.
(both chuckle) – (Finebros) Would you say you liked it?
– No. – I wouldn’t say I liked it. – I did not like it. I appreciate the art form and people being able
to express themselves. – I did. Everything looks very perfect.
The hair was perfect. Their skin– everything was just unreal. – From a musical standpoint, no. From a visual standpoint, yes, absolutely. – (Finebros) Can you think
of any music genre in the west that is kind of equivalent
to what these guys are doing? – I mean, like Slayer,
I guess, and Slipknot. – Insane Clown Posse? – Makes me think of, like,
’80s kind of like rock bands. – Kiss.
– Mm-hmm, with their makeup and like, “Ah.” – (Finebros) So let’s talk
about these videos. The first one was Insanity Injection.
– That’s a dope name. – (Finebros) What did you think of it? What was happening in that video?
– Insanity. That’s their name. – I was so distracted by
the screaming that I wasn’t even getting the full effect of the imagery. – It was like the worst parts
of Ridley Scott’s Alien. – It was Satan’s side bitches,
and they didn’t eat that morning. So they decided to eat all the humans. – They were eating people. One of the girls had
their costume like this. She looked like Kerrigan. – Weird monsters and flesh-eating
people are– I don’t know. I never expected
to see it in a music video. – (Finebros) Second band
is called the Gazette. – The Gazette? – (Finebros) And they’ve
been around since 2002. – Oh, wow. – (Finebros) And they’re one
of the most popular bands inside of visual kei.
What did you think about them? – They’re probably the most popular, ’cause they’re not eating dead bodies. – I found myself strangely
attracted to them. (laughs) – That was cool. I see
they’ve been lasting so long. – Out of all of them, that’s the one that I could
get down with the most. – I was expecting some
crazy thing to pop out, but it stayed pretty mellow. I liked it. – It was still definitely
in the wheelhouse, like in that style realm.
But because it was more simple, I could enjoy the music a little bit more. – (Finebros) And the last video’s
from a band called DADAROMA. Thoughts on that one?
– It just, like, unsettled my stomach. – I can’t possibly form an opinion
that’s not “I’m afraid.” – The clown thing’s a little weird. I have a bit of an aversion to clowns. – I don’t like clowns, so that’s me. And the music was screaming,
which is also not me. – I love that vaudevillian aesthetic. I love the puppet-show feel that it had. – A feel of kind of a
Alice in Wonderland vibe going on. – I liked the music. The visuals threw me off,
but I guess that’s what kei does. – (Finebros) So visual kei
is referred to by a lot of people as a genre of music. But people who are in visual kei bands will say it’s not a genre. But it’s the fashion and participation
in the related subculture that makes you a visual kei band. What are your thoughts about that concept, that could have multiple types
of genres inside of an aesthetic? – I guess I kinda like it, because then it’s inclusive
to anybody that wants to participate, no matter what your taste of music is. – It allows for people
to express themselves in all of these different ways,
and I think that’s really cool. – I like that it’s part of a movement. – And those videos we just saw– they’re like three
different types of songs. But, you know, their
costumes are really cool. – Korn kinda did it later, where they mixed
this kind of like rap rock but metal thing together. – It created this culture
that existed with these themes, similar, I would say, to visual kei, where these themes all lived in there. – (Finebros) Finally, after being exposed to some of these videos, do you think this is something
you’re gonna want to look up and see what other bands are out there?
– Absolutely not. – No.
– No. If I’m gonna search it, I’m gonna be searching it to scare people. – No. I’m not interested in any way
to delve into this nightmare. – Visually, it’s great. Maybe
I’ll do a Google Image search, but maybe not a YouTube music search. – 100%. I am going
to make a Spotify playlist of visual kei music. – After learning that there can be– it’s about the visual aesthetic
and that it’s not just one thing. So that makes me think, “Oh, there might be something
that I would gravitate towards.” So that’s worth looking into. – Thanks so much for watching
another episode of YouTubers React. – You can subscribe
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100 thoughts on “YOUTUBERS REACT TO VISUAL KEI (Japanese Rock)”

  1. This was just funny I wish they only knew how visual kei is so good and I feel some of the songs they had

  2. Visual Kei was founded in Japan but is not found just in Japan. There are Swedish vkei bands, and some from other countries to, I'm sure. It's a style, not a genre.

  3. Of all the visual kei band…the idiots on tfb choose this ? Don't get me wrong the gazette was good but the other two…..
    I can think of random vkei band on top of my head instantly… here's one
    Versailles , x Japan , Alice 9 or better yet freaking wagakki band.

  4. Wen reacción a The GazettE pero nadie se pregunta y donde esta Versalles, Scandal, Vamps, L'arc~en~ciel, Júpiter, An Café, X Japan, Alice Nine, Diaura, Nigthmer, ya son los que escucho XD Hay si faltan más pongan los allí XD

  5. I am still SUPER disappointed in this episode.
    Unlike your (many) K-Pop reactions, you showed artists/songs from Visual Kei that was meant to scare/weird them out & shut them off from it rather than giving them poppier VK bands like AN CAFE, SuG, etc have to offer. PART 2 PLEASE!!

  6. BRUH LUZU SAID "PANIC AT THE DISCO MEETS MARILYN MANSON" IM SO FUCKING- BYE! WHATDHUXCBDJJDBDFU K THAT'S SO OFF what a fucking disgrace to compare vkei to shitty ass panic at the disco what the hell?

  7. There are so many bands that would have been so much better but still with so much shock value and you chose THOSE? Dir en Grey (Who basically started vkei), Mejibray, Hell you could even play songs that they would have recognized from anime (Shiver, ENAMEL) y’all just failed on this one

  8. literealmente les pusieron los peores videos que pudieron encontrar, teniendo un monton de canciones aún mejores y bandas igual de buenas, las que sacaron son muy chidas, pero pudieron poner cosas mejores, en cambio todos sus comentarios son sobre lo extraño que puede ser el visual kei.

  9. 1:58 My favorite Visual Kei band!! 💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
    My other favorite are: Initial'L, Lycaon and The black swan

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