Overall, it was a good article I suppose, and I just wanted to help with some of the facts I guess. Although, this one paragraph kinda turned me off... "In interview clips, Kyo, who looks like the love child of an angry dwarf and a rooster, appears surly and enraged. That is particularly striking and humorous in an old Japanese talk show clip where the band comes out in outrageous outfits: stiff, trashy-glam futuristic robes straight out of The Fifth Element or some confused fashion designer's answer to Robert Heinlein." If Kaoru states that the band expresses anger and sorrow, isn't Kyo's on-stage antics to be expected? And to the second sentence... That's Visual Kei for ya back then. I'm not sure if the outfits Visual Kei bands wear now are more outrageous than the ones back then... Thinking of bands back then with Yoshiki's spiked hair and comparing them to this generation...it's probably about the same if not more. hahaha, I don't think those fashion designers are confused- they know exactly what they're doing. XD
Oh and Dir en grey was indeed formed in 1997.