X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late 80's with their melodic metal & flamboyant fashion. 20 years after their tragedy-fueled split, enigmatic leader Yoshiki battles physical & spiritual demons alongside Western prejudices in a final attempt to bring their music to the world.
A documentary about the Japanese cult heavy metal band X Japan. A band that came to influence a generation of Japanese teenagers and musicians but that struggled with internal dramas and tragic losses.
The documentary goes under the skin of band leader and drummer Yoshiki but fails to answer most of the questions that were raised during the bands mythological existence.
Why did they fire their first bass player in 1992? Yoshiki won't answer that.
Which cult brainwashed singer Toshi to the point where the band had to be disbanded, what did they do to him, and why?
Was Hides death a suicide, or just a a tragic accident?
The documentary is up close and personal, but fails to answer these questions which is largely part of why the band did what they did. We are X is still one of the most memorable music documentaries made in modern time, about a band whose whole life echo "We are X" within themselves and their millions of worldwide fans.
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