X Japan has always been one of those distant bands to me that a few people seem to praise, and I was looking for new music so I bought this on iTunes. Haven't rated it yet, but I'm really disappointed so far. Need moar listens... hopefully it'll grow on me.
This is probably my favourite X Japan album next to Art of Life. Songs like "X" and "Kurenai" are some of the best metal songs I have heard in a long time. These guys are metal legends, up there with Maiden and Priest.
Visual Kei is very odd for Westerners, but if you forget about the looks you can hear some truly incredible music. Songs like Endless Rain and Rose of Pain left me speechless the first time I heard them. Great stuff.