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DIR EN GREY

Dir En Grey (stylized as DIR EN GREY and previously as Dir en grey) is a Japanese metal bandformedin1997andcurrentlysignedto Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. As of 2011, they have recorded eight full-lengthrecordswithalineupconsistentsince its inception. Numerous stylistic changes have made the genre of theirmusicdifficulttodetermine,though it isgenerallyconsidered to be a form of metal. Originally a visual kei band, the band hasoptedforlessdramatic attirein recentyears.

Dir En Grey has toured through Asia, Europe, South America, and North America;Billboardcommentingo ...read more

Dir En Grey (stylized as DIR EN GREY and previously as Dir en grey) is a Japanese metal bandformedin1997andcurrentlysignedto Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. As of 2011, they have recorded eight full-lengthrecordswithalineupconsistentsince its inception. Numerous stylistic changes have made the genre of theirmusicdifficulttodetermine,though it isgenerallyconsidered to be a form of metal. Originally a visual kei band, the band hasoptedforlessdramatic attirein recentyears.

Dir En Grey has toured through Asia, Europe, South America, and North America;Billboardcommentingonthegroup'sinternationalfanbase, that the band "has transcended the language barrier in the UnitedStatesthrough itsmusic"and"gainedits audiencewithout singing in English".

"Dir En Grey has been categorized in many genressuchasalternativemetal,alternativerock,experimental,hardcore,numetal,metalcore,avant garde, progressive and variousothers. DirEnGrey'sformathas beensubjecttochangethroughouttheircareer, initially being aratherexperimental form ofalternativerock.Sometracks oftheirdebutalbumGauzealsodemonstrated adistinct pop appeal, which was largelydropped in favorofamoreprogressivesoundonthefollowingalbums,Macabre and Kisou.While up to that point some songs had alreadybeenmorefast-paced,rawandaggressivethan others,theband's music took adecisive turn with the release of the EPSixUgly,fromthenonsportingmoremetalinfluences in general.DirEn Grey's style hassince gravitated towards riffsandsongstructuresmorealongthelinesofcontemporary North Americanfusiongenres, such asnu metal and metalcore,thoughtheirlatestalbum,Uroboros,seesthemreturn to themore experimentalandoriental sound oftheir earlier albums. SinceitsreleasemanysourceshavebegunclassifyingDir En Grey asprogressive metal." « hide

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LPs
DUM SPIRO SPERO
2011

4
303 Votes
Uroboros
2008

4.2
390 Votes
The Marrow of a Bone
2007

3.5
216 Votes
Withering To Death
2006

3.8
272 Votes
Vulgar
2003

4
217 Votes
Kisou
2002

3.9
121 Votes
MACABRE
2000

3.9
115 Votes
GAUZE
1999

3.8
148 Votes
EPs
Sustain the Untruth
2014

3.8
16 Votes
The Unraveling
04/03/2013

3.9
91 Votes
Rinkaku
12/12/2012

4.3
31 Votes
Hageshisa To, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita...
2009

4.3
38 Votes
Agitated Screams of Maggots
2006

3.5
30 Votes
Ryoujoku no Ame
2006

4
31 Votes
Clever Sleazoid
2005

3.9
25 Votes
-saku-
2004

4
23 Votes
The Final
2004

4.2
34 Votes
Kasumi
2003

3.9
17 Votes
Drain Away
2003

3.9
14 Votes
Child prey
2002

3.8
18 Votes
Six Ugly
2002

3.3
35 Votes
embryo
2001

4.1
17 Votes
Jessica
2001

3.8
13 Votes
Filth
2001

4.3
14 Votes
Ain't Afraid to Die
2001

4
15 Votes
Taiyou no Ao
2000

3.9
9 Votes
[KR]cube
2000

3.8
12 Votes
Myaku
2000

3.5
11 Votes
Yokan
1999

4.1
9 Votes
Cage
1999

4
13 Votes
Akuro no Oka
1999

3.8
9 Votes
Yurameki
1999

4.2
10 Votes
-ZAN-
1999

3.8
11 Votes
-I'll-
1998

3.4
12 Votes
Jealous
1998

3.9
11 Votes
Missa EP
1997

2
8 Votes
MISSA
1997

3.5
34 Votes
Live Albums
TOUR2011 AGE QUOD AGIS Vol.1
06/20/2012

4.8
5 Votes
Uroboros: At Nippon Budokan
2010

4.5
10 Votes
TOUR05 It Withers and Withers
2006

3.8
12 Votes
TOUR04 THE CODE OF VULGAR[ism]
2004

3.9
13 Votes
BLITZ 5DAYS [DVD]
2004

4.2
8 Votes
FINAL 2003 5 Ugly KINGDOM [DVD]
2003

3.9
7 Votes
999.12.18 OSAKA JO HALL [DVD]
2000

3.9
6 Votes
MOUSOU KAKUGAIGEKI [DVD]
1998

3.8
4 Votes
Compilations
Uroboros [Remastered & Expanded]
01/11/2012

4.6
29 Votes
THE MARROW OF A BONE [LIMITED EDITION]
2007

3.9
60 Votes

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