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Sunday, April 2, 2017

B is for Babymetal

When I stumbled on this band I didn't know what I was looking at. The music sounded like metal, but the band was fronted by three young ladies singing and dancing pop style. Upon further investigation I learned that Babymetal was put together by a record company, and is in fact, the originator of a new genre of metal: kawaii metal which translates to English as 'cute metal'. As I said, I didn't know what it was, or understand what they were singing about, but I liked it a lot.

Babymetal is a concept group which fuses heavy metal with J-pop (or Japanese idol music). The line up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal), Yui Mizuno as "Yui-metal" and Moa Kikuchi as "Moa-metal." 

Formed in 2014, their latest album is called Metal Resistance.

Check out one of their songs: Karate




10 comments:

  1. I went back and forth watching the video - but I land on I like them. I like music that blends genres and I haven't seen this before. Glad I stopped by. - Louise

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    1. I know the feeling. I've been digging them for a while now, but I still think it's a pretty weird combination. Weird in the best possible way. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment.

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  2. Wow! I just played some tracks on Youtube and they really are three lively girls! Totally different and absolutely amazing. Thanks for the intro!

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    1. Different is right. It's a bit wrong, but oh so right. I find watching them perform a little mesmerizing.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I think I've heard of them before! I'm off to listen. This is a super cool theme!

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    1. Thanks Megan. Looks like we've got a little mutual blog love going on. I love your stuff on writing. My sarcasm meter keeps exploding.

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  4. There's a new one "Baby Metal." Talent comes in all forms and genres.

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    1. Who would ever have thought you could out the word 'cute' with metal. This is a real genre bending band. Very entertaining. Thanks for visiting, and for taking the time to comment.

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  5. My daughter ( who is adopted from Korea) is obsessed with K-pop... j-pop is the noise of the devil. But it is so typical of the genre tat they could meld Hello Kitty with Regurgitator.

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  6. That reminds me of the group in the animated movie SING. Confusing, wonderful, outrageous.
    Amazing how many varieties of music exist!
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