lynch. is a Japanese Alternative Metal / Metalcore band formed in 2004. Formed by ex-Deathgaze vocalist Hazuki, the band is part of the Nagoya kei scene. The band has released six full-length albums, one EP and nine singles. The band was signed to the independent label Marginal Works in 2004 and signed to CLJ Records in 2007. In 2011 they switched labels from Marginal Works to the major Japanese label King Records.Formerly a Visual Kei band, the band has since opted for a less dramatic post-Visual Kei image and sound in recent years. They were part of the Second wave of Visual Kei bands.
- Hazuki (葉月) – Lead vocals (2004-present), bass (studio only)(2004-2006)
- Reo (玲央) – Lead guitar, backing vocals (2004-present)
- Yusuke (悠介) – Rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2006-present)
- Akinori (明徳) - Bass (2010-present)
- Asanao (晁直) – Drums (2004-present)
- Yukino (ゆきの) – Bass (support) (2004-2006)
- Hikaru (光輝) – Bass (support) (2006-2007)
- Junji (淳児) – Bass (support) (2007-2010)
- Greedy Dead Souls (April 20, 2005)
- The Avoided Sun (April 25, 2007)
- The Buried (November 7, 2007)
- Shadows (July 8, 2009)
- I Believe in Me (June 1, 2011)
- Inferiority Complex (June 27, 2012)
- Underneath the Skin (November 16, 2005)
Tropes that apply to lynch.
- all lowercase letters: the band's name.
- Badass Baritone: Hazuki.
- Badass Longcoat: The band's members has worn them in some form or another.
- Bishōnen / Biseinen: Like all Visual Kei bands, the members of the band.
- Darker and Edgier: They're punkier and edgier than most Japanese alternative acts.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Hazuki, at times.
- Expy Former clones of Dir En Grey, with Hazuki being the most blatant Kyo clone in the Nagoya kei scene.
- Genre Roulette
- Genre Shift: They've moved away from the traditional melodic Deathcore style of their early period to a more mainstream-friendly Metalcore sound.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Everyone in the band, during their early period. Still appears from time to time in recent years
- Improbable Hairstyle: Hazuki is known for doing crazy things with his hair.
- Metal Scream: Hazuki does his throaty, mid-range screams well.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Generally around 4 to 8, with earlier releases going up to 9.
- Shout-Out: To Dir En Grey. The slogan "Japanese Zombie Heroez" appears from time to time in their music videos. Also, Hazuki's tattoos.
- Recently, Hazuki has gone as far as having his hair cut in Kyo's mid-2000s hairstyle.
- Soprano and Gravel
- Trope Codifier: for Nagoya Kei along with bands such as Kuroyume and his former band Deathgaze
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