L'arc en Ciel (& VAMPS, another group they made)
Tackey & Tsubasa
Those are some random favs that I haven't really heard in ages since I fell in love with kpop lol
I will try my best!
3) Mito Natsume
4) Mizuki Nana
Dude so many good bands mentioned on here, but where is the Dir en Grey love? Seriously, these guys are phenomenal... Behind a Vacant Image:
You can say you don't like metal all you want, but you can't say that song isn't gorgeous x_x
Well, you could, but I'd lose another 5 Faith in Humanity points.
^Dude! They are like MY FAVORITE BAND! OF course Behind a Vacant Image is good! Arche is a good. I was starting to wonder if they were just going to keep re-doing Uroboros or start doing something different, Unraveling was good too, there were a lot of remixes of their older songs from their VK days. Arche was some actual new music.
Personally I would recommend Soshaku
I am also really fond of Sustain the Untruth
All I know are some composers who can play metal.
Hyakutaro Tsukumo (Hyper Duel, ThunderForce V, Broken Thunder)
Shotaro Sasaki (Dragon Unit arcade)
Tenpei Sato (AlsharK)
Go Sato (some Raiden games)
Masashi Yano (Tobi Tsukihime)
Gamadelic (Vapor Trail, Wolf Fang, Skull Fang, Thunder Zone, etc.)
Manabu Namiki (Deathsmiles 1 and 2)
Those are some examples.
dunno if this actually counts as J-rock, I'll post it anyway:
I don't listen to many J-Rock or J-Metal bands, dunno why. But I really like rock and metal Vocaloid composers and I REALLY like Crossfaith's music.
A few I know :)
The Brilliant Green
Boom Boom Satellites
Moi dix Mois
ONE OK ROCK
Church of Misery
Blood Stain Child
Maximum the Hormone
Man with a Mission
Buck Tick - Kuchizuke
Lycaon - Shadow
Oz - Detox
Mejibray - Decadance
Ling Tosite Sigure - Abnormalize
@Assam - The moment I saw Doom in your post, I was like "Rip and tear." I'd be impressed if anyone knew what I was talking about.