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This is the thread for all fans of Touhou Metal to discuss and share their favorites.

BACKGROUND: Touhou is a series of vertical scrolling "danmaku" (bullet hell) games. These are considered to be "doujin" games, because they are not major game releases. They are a sort of super-hobby for the creator, ZUN. For more info, visit the Touhou Wiki. http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/Touhou_Wiki
All of the main games are made by one man, ZUN. He does everything (programming, design, story, art, and music).
The series is especially renown for its music.
Many other "doujin music" groups exist that arrange Touhou music in many genres.
This thread is going to focus on the metal arrange groups. Note that these groups are usually referred to as "circles", since the artists in them may focus and get credited for certain songs.
If you want to get a very general overview of these groups, watch the videos on Chaosangel209's "Lunasa" playlist. http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p ... 8F14EEC8A5
This guy uploads metal from many different groups, and ranges from general metal to progressive metal to techno metal to plain old rock.

The Major groups
Demetori - a power/progressive metal band made up of 2 brothers: Tokunan Minami (aka Mesaru Teramae) on guitars and keyboards, and Kyuuhouji Takari Toki (aka Terashi Teramae) on drums and other percussion. Among the most popular of the metal arrange groups, and my personal favorite. Early on they did progressive rock, then they moved to regular rock, then they started getting heavier and heavier. Their latest album is very heavy progressive metal, still not Thrash metal though. Only instrumentals so far.
CROW'SCLAW - a power metal band (with some branches into thrash metal and assorted rock) made up of 1 guy, Taka, who handles everything. He might have guests occasionally, I'm not sure. One of the other very popular groups. Also an instrumental-only band.
South of Heaven - another metal band. Their style ranges greatly across their career. This one is a full band, unlike the others. The main arranger/member is Ikuto. Despite their poor EQ early on, they are still liked by many.
IRON ATTACK! - a thrash/neoclassical metal band headed by IRON-CHINO. They've been compared to Metallica before. Incredibly popular.
Magnum Opus - a progressive/symphonic metal band, also made up of one guy: Takase (高瀬). They draw a lot of inspiration from a progressive metal and called Symphony X. Lots of keyboard work here. This band has not done any vocals so far.
UI-70 - another metal band. They're generally have a pretty heavy style. Oddly enough, they also do some jazz. Demetori used to collaborate with this group, and sometimes they still get help from each other. They were one of the earliest and most prominent groups, then their quality nosedived, then they've come back again with their latest album. This band does only instrumentals as well.
S.S.H. (aka Saitama's Ultimate Weapon) - a somewhat progressive metal band. This guy is famous for arranging other music like Final Fantasy and Tales, but he also does some Touhou music.
Kissing the Mirror - another metal group. They had a very notable artist called "Wooming"; however, he left the group, and this group's been struggling ever since. Still, their early stuff is pretty good.
~xi-on~ (note that this is just the "English" suffix to the full Japanese name) - a techno metal band. His albums have mostly techno stuff, but they also include at least a couple great techno metal tracks.

Other notable artists
Bach - a very famed neoclassical metal arranger from the group "Thousand Leaves". He takes inspiration from Swedish guitarist Yngiwe Malmsteen. Very deserving of his namesake.
Godspeed - another metal arranger for the group "Knights of the Round". He even has his own Youtube account: http://www.youtube.com/profile?annotati ... ure=iv#p/u I guess you could say he's a little bit similar to Stemage
Kokuyasou - a gothic metal arranger. He has a TERRIBLE EQ, but if you like gothic metal or creepy stuff, then he's your go-to guy.
Minami - an artist within the circle IOSYS. Most of IOSYS's stuff is trashy j-pop or other weird vocal stuff, but this guy does metal/hard rock arranges. Definitely someone to check out.

Keep in mind there are MANY more arrange groups (the full list is here: http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/List_by_Groups ), these are just the major and high quality ones. Note that many of these groups focus on instrumentals, though there are still a ton of vocal-focused metal groups.

Alright, that's all I have to say for now. I was surprised by the lack of Touhou anywhere on this forum, so I decided that we should at least have something for Touhou metal. There's a lot of wonderful metal artists out there in the Touhou community, they're just not very widely known. Now go and check them out if you haven't already!

Final note: These artists are NOT on iTunes or any of the major music stores. These are all Japanese artists, so if you want their CDs, you'll have to order them or travel to Japan to get 'em. These artists are VERY widely available on youtube, and many people upload their albums to Mediafire (meaning no-limit downloads).

I've relocated this thread from the general music thread to the video game music thread, seeing as it's more appropriate here.

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Kidd Cabbage.

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I voted for the one that sounds like a horrifying porno.

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Why isn't Kidd Cabbage on your list? f**ker.

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