WOW...yes, I know what you mean
There is a lot of VK out there that is such good music its worth listening to anyway. Versailles is definitely one of them. Malice Mizer is as well. X Japan was at last year's lollapalooza, they practically started the genre alongside Buck-Tick even though their image never really strayed from hair metal save for the animal faces and Hide's pink hair.
A lot of the newer stuff makes me wonder whether or not some bands know how to write music though, or if they even do.
SUG/Lolita23ku/Zoro come to mind among others...I really do enjoy there pv's and keep mp3 dscogs of all their stuff but they almost seem like a brash attempt by big labels to take some of the market...
Edit: Yes I know SUG/Zoro are actually oshare kei
Edited by Sylverant - 6/7/11 at 6:09pm