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X Japan - Art Of Life



8.8 | 129 votes |
Release date: 28 August 1993
Style: Power metal

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91 have it
23 want it



Additional info
Art Of Life was performed only three times: twice live at the Tokyo Dome, on December 30 and 31, 1993, and once for the album recording.
The name of Art Of Life's demo version was "End of the World", with Taiji on bass.
Orchestral backing provided by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London.

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15.06.2011 - 12:59
Timmeh
Dudeman
This album/song is an awesome one, but that damn piano solo is the most dissonant cacophony of gut-wrenching noise I have probably ever heard. Up to that point it is a masterpiece which is why I rated it an 8, but god damn... Words can't describe.
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05.07.2011 - 23:38
Rating: 10
BlankFile

Masterpice. Even the piano solo whom is both beautiful and chaotic. This is one of the best compositions i´ve heard in my entire life.
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07.07.2011 - 01:52
Rating: 8
strade

Written by Timmeh on 15.06.2011 at 12:59

This album/song is an awesome one, but that damn piano solo is the most dissonant cacophony of gut-wrenching noise I have probably ever heard. Up to that point it is a masterpiece which is why I rated it an 8, but god damn... Words can't describe.


I thought you were just being nitpicky. Then I heard the song. :/
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22.06.2014 - 09:38
HEELAngelo

The Piano solo actually gave me goosebumps. It was beautiful, Chaotic, Dark and Light at the same time. It was overwhelmingly beautiful.
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21.07.2015 - 18:11
Rating: 10
qlacs
"The Quaker"
About a year ago I discovered this album/band. For a long time the piano bothered me, now I feel it really adds to the song a lot of depth. It's a perfect album
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13.12.2015 - 05:44
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose

One of the best songs ever.
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07.12.2016 - 19:47
Branowar
Account deleted
Less of a song and more of an adventure. So many emotions here. You can rock out and you can be brought to tears in the span of minutes.
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02.12.2021 - 22:09
Rating: 10
Alucard63

Written by Timmeh on 15.06.2011 at 12:59

This album/song is an awesome one, but that damn piano solo is the most dissonant cacophony of gut-wrenching noise I have probably ever heard. Up to that point it is a masterpiece which is why I rated it an 8, but god damn... Words can't describe.

I think the exact opposite.

The piano solo leading to dissonance and back to the song is the pinacle of this song/album. It is a great inclusion of a progressive pattern that reminds me of those in some of the best pink floyd's songs like "Echoes" or "Atom earth mother", but, inside a more metal package.

Art of Life is, in my opinion, the best album I have ever heard from a Japanese band.

An album I now have listened for years and I will continue listening.
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