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X Japan - Art of Life


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Reinhart_x
Title: Master of nothing
Joined: Oct 06 2009
Location: Ohio
PostPosted: Dec 17 2014 02:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

So, this song is my favorite of all time. It's not because it's ridiculously long or anything, it's just damn perfect IMO. The band brings huge hype and emotion into their songs and this is the ultimate culmination of their talents. Also, the leader of the band is both the drummer and the pianist and goes crazy on both. I don't think any other song can make me both tear up and want to jump around the room/headbang in the same time frame. I don't cry every time, though Wink

Anyway, I just wanted to make this topic to let those who don't know about this amazing song, well, know about it. Does anyone else really like this song or others from X Japan? I know that at 29 minutes long (34 for the live version) it could be a bit intimidating, but it's well worth it and actually manages to keep the listener interested for the whole time. Some people feel that the 8-minute piano solo is 'what ruins the song" but for others like me it's incredible and the song would not be the same masterpiece without it. Please, have a listen and enjoy!

The song: http://youtu.be/mrc2M7cNPWk


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Preng
Title: All right, that's cool!
Joined: Jan 11 2010
Location: Accounting Dept.
PostPosted: Jan 14 2015 10:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Finally got around to listening to this, sir.

On the whole, not bad. The guitar sections were pretty good, and I have to say that I was also quite fond of the piano segment halfway through video. It might've gone on a touch longer than I expected, and the intermittent wrist-smashing of the keys wasn't too welcomed, but beyond that it was certainly enjoyable.

Not quite at the "I want to check out this band's discography" level, but the song genuinely held my interest for a half hour, which I respect.
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HardcoreGamer4Ever
Title: I Am The God Of Awesome
Joined: Jun 28 2010
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PostPosted: Jan 15 2015 01:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

I love this song, but I do prefer Endless Rain, specifically the Last Live performance of it. That performance is fucking legendary, and so full of emotion.



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JoshWoodzy
Joined: May 22 2008
Location: Goshen, VA
PostPosted: May 31 2016 10:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This was the gayest thing I've ever watched. Not even using that as a slur, just an observation. It was just extremely, passionately gay.


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LeshLush
Joined: Oct 19 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
PostPosted: Jun 03 2016 09:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Counterpoint:

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GeorgeReed
Joined: Jul 05 2019
PostPosted: Jul 05 2019 08:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

JoshWoodzy wrote:
This was the gayest thing I've ever watched. Not even using that as a slur, just an observation. It was just casino freispiele ohne einzahlung extremely, passionately gay.

Agree.
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