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foreign1
February 7th 2006


3 Comments


Wow, I definitely did not expect to find anyone reviewing this band, let alone this song...

This song is indeed as amazing as Iai puts it to be. All of the band members are great at what they do, but not one of them approaches the ferocity or intensity of Yoshiki; not even hide, and that's saying something.

Listen to it with an open mind, perhaps after pondering the transience of existence and reading some Keats. Actually, I'm kidding, but that very well may be a good idea. Just love it for what it is: an astounding piece of music that should be enjoyed by all who care to listen.

By the way, fantastic review. Ja.

Shiftyly
February 8th 2006


82 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thank you, seriously, so much for this review. IF you didnt review it, i probably would have never heard of these guys, and now that im listening to them, im falling in love with a band thats almost bringing me to tears at how good they are ='] These guys are gods, and i need more

Iai
Emeritus
February 8th 2006


3553 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Aww.

Med57
Moderator
February 8th 2006


1001 Comments


He seems to have signed up just for you as well. I can hear the ego breaking the sound barrier even as I type. (A)

Seriously though, this is definitely one of your best reviews. I listened to the song again the other day, and it basically re-affirmed my view that it's a truly great effort, and deserves all the praise it gets.

eug008
March 1st 2006


97 Comments


The song is good but i dont like the vocals that much. I still prefer a change of seasons.

Debar
March 5th 2006


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is great, when i finished listening to it i couldn't believe it. One of the best song i've ever heard.


It's really fulfilling, thank you for introduce me to this band

Debar
March 5th 2006


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

you should also hear the live version with helloween, dream theater, mettalica and yingwie. Is really great

Thor
March 5th 2006


10195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Does anyone know where I can get this? After hearing all of the hype I'm really excited about it.

Med57
Moderator
March 5th 2006


1001 Comments


It's available on most file-sharing programs, but I haven't found it anywhere for a reasonable price, as it seems to be import-only in the UK. You could try ebay or something, I guess.

FlawedPerfection
Emeritus
March 5th 2006


2806 Comments


Thank you for telling me what the solo is supposed to represent. If I didn't know, I don't think I'd appreciate and love it nearly as much.

Kingofdudes
March 5th 2006


294 Comments


Iai have you ever heard of Rose and Blood Indies of X?
They have a track on there called "End of the World" It seems like a demo of Art of Life or something. It is the entire song (save for a verse or two) with all the melodies done on keyboard and drums.

Diabulus in musica
March 26th 2006


485 Comments


does anyone of you know any good japanese metal bands?

SEAsian
April 7th 2006


1 Comments


A really great song... you can feel the drama in it... more if you knew the story of the band...

"hide" R.I.P.

spoonfedcrayons
April 23rd 2006


35 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this songs got everything, brilliant review, classic song

Kingofdudes
April 23rd 2006


294 Comments


I dont think I will ever get sick of this songThis Message Edited On 05.15.06

Iai
Emeritus
April 23rd 2006


3553 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I haven't.

hollyshannon
June 9th 2006


4 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Hi,

I am an X Japan fan from Asia. so pleased to find out so many people here appreciate Art of Life. This is gotta be their most important music/song ever written They only performed this song live once(due to the technical difficulty) but if you could, try find the video online, personally i think that's something you cannot miss if you love this as much as I do.

Just a little bit about the corelation of the writing of their songs, Yoshiki started playing piano at 3 and classical music has hugely influenced his music ever since. Hence a lot of their music have a strong classical/art element being injected. check some of their early songs such as: Silent Jealousy, Rose of Pains, even a ballad like Unfinished you'd only find out what music is about. Yoshiki is a fucking genius i'm not kidding you even though i'm a fan.

And I love them forever, literally




Oh, what an awesome review too. This Message Edited On 06.09.06This Message Edited On 06.09.06This Message Edited On 06.09.06

Kingofdudes
June 10th 2006


294 Comments


I wish I could buy some more albums by them, but imports are just so expensive :-/

Hatshepsut
June 10th 2006


1997 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nice. I downloaded the live version, ****ing awesome. I love it.

711
June 10th 2006


1341 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I havent listened to this band yet. It definately sounds like my kind of music though.

This is a great review.



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