This article is a countdown of the 50 most important, successful, and influential Japanese metal bands of all time.
In this article I will take you through the different stylistic trends and eras of visual kei in relation to Japanese metal music.
Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
An introduction to ten underappreciated Japanese heavy metal guitarists who you might not have heard of.