Kuroyume (黒夢, lit. Black Dream) was a J-rock group that formed in Nagoya during May 1991. Consisting of lead singer and founding member Kiyoharu, guitarist Shin and bassist Hitoki. They began as a visual kei group (style of J-rock characterised by styling taken from glam rock, punk and metal), and carried these roots throughout their career with continued emphasis on aesthetics. The band had an extensive influence on the visual kei scene, being credited as major inspirations by many of the bands of the late '90's visual kei boom.