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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 band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. As of 2011, they have recorded eight full-length records with a line up consistent since its inception. Numerous stylistic changes have made the genre of their music difficult to determine,though it is generally considered to be a form of metal. Originally a visual kei band, the band has opted for less dramatic attire in recent years.Dir En Grey has toured through Asia, Europe, South America, and North America;Billboard ...read more

Dir En Grey (stylized as DIR EN GREY and previously as Dir en grey) is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. As of 2011, they have recorded eight full-length records with a line up consistent since its inception. Numerous stylistic changes have made the genre of their music difficult to determine,though it is generally considered to be a form of metal. Originally a visual kei band, the band has opted for less dramatic attire in recent years.Dir En Grey has toured through Asia, Europe, South America, and North America;Billboard commenting on the group's international fanbase, that the band "has transcended the language barrier in the United States through its music"and"gain edits audience without singing in English"."Dir En Grey has been categorized in many genres such as alternative metal,alternative rock, experimental, hardcore, nu-metal, metalcore, avant-garde, progressive and various others. Dir En Grey's format has been subject to change through out their career, initially being a rather experimental form of alternative rock. Some tracks of their debut album Gauze also demonstrated a distinct pop appeal, which was largely dropped in favor of a more progressive sound on the following albums, Macabre and Kisou. While up to that point some songs had already been more fast-paced,raw and aggressive than others,the band's music took a decisive turn with the release of the EP Six Ugly,from then on sporting more metal influences in general. Dir En Grey's style has since gravitated towards riffs and song structures more along the lines of contemporary North American fusion genres, such as nu-metal and metalcore, though their latest album, Uroboros, sees them return to the more experimental and oriental sound of their earlier albums. Since its release many sources have begun classifying Dir En Grey as progressive metal." « hide

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LPs
The Insulated World
2018

3.5
128 Votes
Arche
2014

4.1
316 Votes
Dum Spiro Spero
2011

4
495 Votes
Uroboros
2008

4.2
638 Votes
The Marrow of a Bone
2007

3.5
352 Votes
Withering to Death
2006

3.9
427 Votes
Vulgar
2003

3.9
361 Votes
Kisou
2002

3.9
227 Votes
MACABRE
2000

3.7
213 Votes
GAUZE
1999

3.8
260 Votes
EPs
落ちた事のある空
2020

4
17 Votes
The World of Mercy
2019

3.8
27 Votes
Ningen wo Kaburu
2018

3.5
12 Votes
Utafumi
2016

3.3
13 Votes
Sustain the Untruth
2014

3.8
36 Votes
The Unraveling
04/03/2013

3.9
144 Votes
Rinkaku
12/12/2012

4.2
53 Votes
Different Sense
2011

4.3
4 Votes
Lotus
2011

3.8
4 Votes
Hageshisa To, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita...
2009

4.3
54 Votes
Glass Skin
2008

3.3
2 Votes
Dozing Green
2007

4
2 Votes
Agitated Screams of Maggots
2006

3.5
33 Votes
Ryoujoku no Ame
2006

3.9
33 Votes
Clever Sleazoid
2005

3.7
29 Votes
-saku-
2004

3.9
28 Votes
The Final
2004

4.1
45 Votes
Kasumi
2003

4
20 Votes
Drain Away
2003

3.9
17 Votes
Child prey
2002

3.7
20 Votes
six Ugly
2002

3.3
55 Votes
embryo
2001

4.2
23 Votes
Jessica
2001

3.7
17 Votes
Filth
2001

4.1
18 Votes
Ain't Afraid to Die
2001

4
23 Votes
Taiyou no Ao
2000

3.9
13 Votes
[KR]cube
2000

3.8
15 Votes
Myaku
2000

3.9
14 Votes
Yokan
1999

4
11 Votes
Cage
1999

3.9
13 Votes
-ZAN-
1999

3.7
12 Votes
Yurameki
1999

4
12 Votes
Akuro no Oka
1999

3.6
10 Votes
-I'll-
1998

3.4
17 Votes
[Kaede] ~If Trans...~
1998

4
2 Votes
Jealous
1998

3.7
18 Votes
MISSA
1997

3.5
54 Votes
Live Albums
TOUR16-17 -mode of Withering to death.-
2018

3.8
3 Votes
TOUR16-17 -mode of MACABRE-
2018

4.4
4 Votes
TOUR16-17 -mode of THE MARROW OF A BONE-
2017

4.1
4 Votes
TOUR16-17 -mode of UROBOROS-
2017

4.6
6 Votes
TOUR16-17 -mode of 鬼葬-
2017

4.5
5 Votes
TOUR16-17 -mode of DUM SPIRO SPERO-
2017

4.2
6 Votes
TOUR16-17 -mode of VULGAR-
2017

4.7
6 Votes
Arche at Nippon Budokan
2016

4.6
14 Votes
TOUR14 PSYCHONNECT -mode of GAUZE-
2015

4.8
5 Votes
Dum Spiro Spero At Nippon Budokan
2014

4.9
12 Votes
Tour13 Ghoul
2014

4.8
6 Votes
Tour 12-13 In Situ-Tabula Rasa
09/25/2013

4.3
5 Votes
A Knot Limited 2012 Shibuya-AX-
04/12/2013

4.3
2 Votes
TOUR2011 AGE QUOD AGIS Vol.2
07/18/2012

4
5 Votes
TOUR2011 AGE QUOD AGIS Vol.1
06/20/2012

4.1
9 Votes
Uroboros: At Nippon Budokan
2010

4.6
18 Votes
Tour09 Feast Of V Senses
2009

4
2 Votes
Tour08 The Rose Trims Again
2009

4.1
6 Votes
A Knot Of
2009

2.8
3 Votes
In Weal or Woe
2008

3.3
2 Votes
Despair in the Womb
2007

3.7
3 Votes
TOUR05 It Withers and Withers
2006

3.9
15 Votes
TOUR04 THE CODE OF VULGAR[ism]
2004

3.9
17 Votes
BLITZ 5DAYS [DVD]
2004

4.3
14 Votes
FINAL 2003 5 Ugly KINGDOM [DVD]
2003

4.1
11 Votes
1999.12.18 OSAKAJO HALL [DVD]
2000

3.8
10 Votes
MOUSOU KAKUGAIGEKI [DVD]
1998

3.6
5 Votes
Compilations
Vestige of Scratches
2018

3.7
10 Votes
Uroboros (Remastered & Expanded)
01/11/2012

4.7
106 Votes
The Marrow of a Bone (Limited Edition)
2007

3.9
70 Votes

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