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Old 03-06-2014, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Japanese teen pop meets death metal in an explosion of awesome

^According to that article Babymetal has the #2 selling album on iTunes currently. Whoa.

Personally I like this group, er, project. I mean if faceless music executives are going to capitalize on weird trends, this is at least something I can get into. I find their schtick oddly pleasing and somewhat endearing.

This song reminds me of Melt Banana.. if they were a J-pop/metal band:



This one is all about metal atmosphere:



And here are the girls explaining how they feel about metal and the Fox God that they embody when they perform:



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Old 03-06-2014, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I heard about them a few days ago. Pretty cool stuff, and plan on listening to the album later.
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I tried to like it, the novelty wore off after a couple listens and I just went back to my Melt-Banana albums.

Yeah, it is kinda cute and what not, but the novelty to me was short lived and I felt no need to investigate further.

What is more interesting to me is watching all these elitist metalheads who swear off anything nu-metal, spewing forth hatred toward Slipknot and Korn all day long, going on about how awesome this is, even though it is essentially the same thing, but with a j-pop twist. Bet you most of them will go on about how they hate both styles on their own, but think this is some sort of masterpiece.
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I doubt that many elitist metalheads will ever call Babymetal a masterpiece.

Also, I guess I do like J-pop a lot more than whatever the pop part of nu metal is. I definitely like Babymetal more than those bands. Still very unlikely I'll ever become a real fan.
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well yeah, masterpiece is a stretch. But the idea of it being some sort of greatness that rises above the rest of the stuff from that genre is the point there.
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Yeah, it's only greatness lies in it's oddity factor. It's another weird Japanese thing that appears to be making somebody a lot of money.
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Not this crap again. Guys, I proudly present that I don't like nu-metal, and neither do I like this cheese.
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Profound contribution. Thanks : )!
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I just came here to pose, but thanks
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Engine, this is so fucking awesome I don't know what to do with myself right now. Japan never fails to deliver.
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