Granted, most of you that are here, likely already know of this band, but for those of you that do not, I am excited to tell you about this next group, one of my favorites in years, BABYMETAL! This is an interesting one for sure, close your eyes,and imagine you are listening to a metal band, with no vocals, then slowly screaming enters into the song, then the lead starts to sing in accompaniment, then there is a bright pop sound that makes its way into the song alongside the metal, screams, and melodic singing. Surprised, you open your eyes, and what is the first thing you see? You see three girls in red, jumping, singing and dancing on stage almost as if you were watching a video of AKIBA 48 rather than a metal band.
However, when all is said and done, the combination of booming metal sounds, bright pop music sounds, screamo, dance routines, and the vocals from the lead, it all seems to come together quite well. Then there is the band that are dressed in white, with long metal-hair befitting any self-respecting metal head, and contrary to likely ideas saying otherwise, they seem to be a part of the lore, of the group, rather than just the people who play the instruments while the girls perform. I am sorely lacking on knowledge of their band lore, but I do know it exists, and it deals with something to do with Kitsune, specifically Megitune, and there is a well thought out background dealing with that. Feel free to share your BabyMetal Lore in the comments below. (^_^)
BABYMETAL was formed in 2010, the three members are SU-METAL, YUIMETAL, and MOAMETAL. To date, they have released a number of Singles, Live albums, and their full debut album "BABYMETAL" If you want a good idea of their range, I can recommend a few songs to add to your playlist. First I will recommend the song "Megitsune" this song, i feel is a good all around litmus test of their sound,and whether it is something you will like or not. The sound incorporates a number of things, Metal, J-pop, and even a bit of Japanese folk music, (and folk dance, in the video!), so all around a good song to start with. Another song I will recommend is "Line!" because this song is a bit of an 'everything' type, they even include a bit of rap (very short segment). They are releasing their second album Worldwide, on April, 1st, 2016, they will also begin their World Tour at the SSE Arena Wembley, in London a day later. As usual, if you are interested in the band I shall leave all the pertinent information at the bottom.
BABYMETAL Official Site: http://en.babymetal.jp/home/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BABYMETAL.jp
Merchandise Store (UK): http://www.mflstores.com/mfl/babymetal.html/
Merchandise Store(US): http://babymetal.gomerch.com/