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Bull | Reviewer: Bob | 9/7/12
For everyone saying Dt is the better band please go away. Saying that Mike even holds a flame to Yoshiki is Childish and very uneducated in music. I have heard a lot of Dt and their songs are good at best and get very boring. X japan have a essence that very few bands have. Not to mention Dt lost their only good member Mike Portnoy.
. | Reviewer: ............ | 8/4/12
Just heard it for the first time. Really enjoyed it. I found the piano "solo" (more of a duo considering the multiple piano tracks) a little bit boring though: the 2 same chords over and over, with a shit ton of clusters and some scales. Not a big fan of cluster overload as means of expression. Also, I was hoping for more... diversity with the harmonic progressions. But what I just heard was still a lot more interesting than most bands doing only I-VII-VI-VII-I over and over.
ART OF XJAPAN | Reviewer: AOX | 6/17/12
this art should not be called art of life, but should be call art of xjapan! they spread humanity through their art that always in the circle of humanity even the title like this song. they really appreciate and admire about living this life. this is not about how emo metal or rock you are, this is about how can you touch my soul and heart...
Awesome Song | Reviewer: tobbA | 12/20/11
Great progressive metal song. Totally up there with Dream Theater. But I think a better comparison to X Japan is the Prog Power band Seventh Wonder. This has nothing whatsoever to do with the emo scene though.
\\masterpiece// | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/13/11
dream theater has their own unique sound....while x japan has their own originality...!!! u cant compare the two bands.!! they both r legends...!!! 'art of life' is one of the greatest compositions...it has a glam rock feel....n it is progressive too...while it can also b classified in d speed metal genre..!! d piano part is d greatest..!! so plzzz dont just criticize it rather explore d musical quotient of this awesome piece..!! keep rocking...\m/ \m/
w t f?? | Reviewer: mac | 10/25/11
i saw this review in a website where japan-x fans were all ga ga about the band. so i got interested and just listened to their supposed greatest work art of life..
i just wasted 4 hours of my life in trying to listen to some emo bull and i regret it.
people who say they can be compared to likes of beethoven are seriously retarded and need to listen to more music before making remarks like this.
expand ur horizon rather than blindly supporting ur countrymen..
It's about the Music | Reviewer: Mary | 10/12/11
Toshi's English is better than many Americans. His vocal skills are excellent, but what really excites me is the music. This is an excellent composition. As a classical pianist most rock music is boring and predictable. The piano solo is as challenging as the compositions by Beethoven and Chopin that I spend hours perfecting. The fact that so many of my fellow Americans are tone deaf to a true talent says more about our loss than any shortcoming by X Japan. I have an old Etude magazine from the 19th Century with an article about how the Japanese will never develop an ability in the field of classical music because they lack access to the instruments of a symphony or orchestra. I read it and laugh!
stop being so ignorant | Reviewer: yukihana | 3/31/11
just so you know(u know who u are),English is a second language here in Asia but still Toshi's english is good and clear enough.even if he did messed up,it's totally understandable.but then again, what if he cant speak English??
as for Toshi's singing being "illegible",have u seen them live??go search for X Japan Last Live on YouTube then see for yourself.. they are truly a musician and a performer =)
you said the lyric aint making sense sometimes.. (=.=")just because the way it was written are not what you're used to, it doesnt mean that it aint making sense.instead of making such conclusion, how about you reread the lyric, i mean, please read between the line + maybe while listening to the song too =) maybe only then you can understand and maybe relate to the music =)
as for the X Japan/Dream Theater comparison, to each its own man =) you might say A Change of Seasons is the best song ever but for me and other fans, Art Of Life is the best..it's all down to personal preference and taste.just because you dont like Art of Life, doesnt make the song any less perfect =)
we are X!!
p/s: sorry for my broken English..not my first language =)
Simply miraculous, one of the best songs ever | Reviewer: DJ Blaze | 7/30/10
Everything about this song is perfect. It is crafted by true musical artisans. The fact that they play it live perfectly does nothing more but add to the epicness of this anthem. Long live X Japan, and R.I.P. Hyde, we miss you.
THE GREATEST SONG EVER! | Reviewer: Sarthak | 6/6/10
"Art of Life" is the most wonderfully structured song I've ever listened to.. And.. TOSHI'S VOCALS ARE THE BEST... HE'S MY FAVOURITE VOCALIST... HE HAS GOT THE MOST MELODIC VOCALS EVER AND HIS SCREAMS (some of thevisual kei style songs have 'em) ARE BETTER THAN ANY OTHER VOCALIST! I WON'T BEAR A WORD AGAINST HIM... HIS ENGLISH IS FAR MORE CLEARER THAN ARTISTS LIKE AKON (Shit), MICK JAGGER (RS forever), JAMES HETFIELD (Metallica <3), ETC.!
Yoshiki is a living God... He's the maestro pianist and drummer... The piano solo is the greatest one I've ever lent my ears to.. The sweet melodic piano riff switching into the faster and louder piano excellently depicts the two states of mind... The wilder state taking control over the instinct... It's just the greatest ever ballad!
Hideto "hide" Matsumoto's guitar solo is more than just awesome.. It starts with a slow riff which turns into a fast progression...
The drum portions fit exactly with the song...
HASN'T THERE BEEN ANY OTHER SONG TILL DATE DESCRIBING A HUMAN BEING'S LIFE PERFECTLY... Almost EVERY person on this Earth can connect this song to his/her life.. If (s)he can't, then (s)he's not a human being!
The live concert (Tokyo Dome '93) was truly marvellous... And Yoshiki ruled over the song... And it's difficult to start with a piano, then shift to drums, come back to the piano and then go back to the drums again!
It was heart-rending to see Yoshiki fall in the reunion concert after playing the drums... He missed the piano solo (the song continued without him)... But the most-dedicated musician of all time can't leave such petty things so easily... X played the song again the next day! Yoshiki had fallen then due to some heart problem...
P.S. A proof to Yoshiki's dedication : He has some problem with his shoulders now (He's not that young after all!) and has been instructed not to play the drums. But that dedicated person wears a kind of a belt (most people suffering from shoulder/back injuries wear that) and plays the drums...
Dream Theater is good... For me X Japan is better than DT... But, they are incomparable... They are different! :-)
Wow! | Reviewer: Troy | 1/22/10
Honestly one of my favorite songs of it's length, right up their with songs like A Change of Seaons and Echoes (yes, I like both X Japan AND Dream Theater, it's possible). I actually just realised that this song was in english, not japanese, which made me like it even more.
This is simply THE BEST!!! | Reviewer: Music lover | 12/16/09
Move over Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions and Jailhouse Rock. This is simply THE GREATEST song EVER!!! Those that think A change of seasons by Dream theater is better, suck your own co**s!!! This is simply incomparable!!! X Japan rocks!!! These guys should play more here in Europe. They'd get instant fame and recognition among not just Metal's, but also other Genre's immortal lists!!! The GREATEST song ever from THE GREATEST ARTISTS EVER!!!
cookies | Reviewer: Kite | 12/6/09
ok in this is in reference to the guy talking about dream theater.. YES DT IS AWESOME X-JAPAN IS HELLA AWESOME TOO ITS VERY HARD TO PUT THEM TOGETHER, THEY ARE BOTH JUST TOO AWESOME!!! !..!(lll_)!..! but you forgot one of their REALLY long songs - DT i mean - Six Degrees Of Inner Tubulence.. cant exactly be found as one song alone because its broken into 8 separate pieces but STILL its like 43 minutes long :o X-japan RUULES
Awesome | Reviewer: Rinkaru | 11/22/09
X Japan has always been awesome, even after hide's death, it's still an awesome band. Don't compare X to any other band, as they will own everyone. Songs like Art of Life, Kurenai, Sadistic Desire, Crucify My Love, etc. are songs that really make X shine. No other band has been as awesome and legendary as X Japan. ~X Forever~
Really nice work here! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/14/09
Comparing these guys with dream theater wtf!!! xD This is a true master piece from a japanese EMO band that makes good metal..in this case...a good progressive metal song..! Dream theater..com on! those are Gods of progressive metal..the dead dude from this band compare to Petrucci!!!! please...no need to compare.. xD
Really nice song though!! For those interested in some really really ridicously long and good progressive metal songs...Dream theater: a change of seasons - Dream theater: Octavarium!
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