What do you get when you meld J-pop with Heavy Metal?
It’s the next step over from Vocaloid’s Hutsane Miku. It’s J-pop melodies and lyrics overlaid atop heavy metal chords and drums. Toss in Japanese fashion, anime-based choreography, and with a little marketing savvy, the world now has: Babymetal.
Yes, you read that right. Baby (as in infant) Metal (as in thrashing guitars and massive drum beats).
The lead singers are almost always dressed in school girl slash anime warrior outfits with kabuki-style face painted backing band clad in anime-inspired robes. Think of it as a cross between some of the more violent video games filtered through a bad acid trip, and that’s a fairly accurate description of the genre.
The lead singers look barely old enough to be out of school, but apparently they are adults (or so say their bios).
What’s your take on the latest in metals? Does it get a thumbs up or a thumbs down from you?