Babymetal promises you are ‘The One’


Metal band? Gimmick? Japanese Idol group? Kawaii Metal? Post-Ironic-New-Wave-Kabuki-Sushi-Metal?

Yes to all that. Even the one I totally didn’t just invent.

You can appreciate Babymetal for the actual musical talents of the Kami Band (also known as Full Metal Band or the Gods of Metal), or perhaps you have an appreciation of the live anime quality embodied by the trio of hyper-intentionally-ridiculously-cute girls who front the band: Suzuka Nakamoto as “Su-metal”, Yui Mizuno as “Yuimetal”, and Moa Kikuchi as “Moametal”.

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I tried to look up ‘cute’ in the Japanese dictionary and all I found was this picture.

Is it all pre-conceived, marketed, packaged and ready for your clickbait? Well… you’re here aren’t ya?

The obvious critical cheap shot is to load up the snark-cannon (there is so such a thing as a snark-cannon)… and unload about how it isn’t REALLY metal, corporate manufactured false rock, blah blah blah….

(pssst. It’s supposed to be.)

That would be like trying to criticize Disney for selling-out, just to appeal to kids.

Recognize it for what it is, and it delivers 100%.

Stop being so goddamn uptight and enjoy some things once in awhile…

I’ve seen Iron Maiden live numerous times. At the end of the day… is this not just as ridiculous awesome?

Babymetal knows what you are thinking and they totally suggest you go clear out your internet history.

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