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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… BabyMetal May 21, 2016

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....

Read about these recently, apparently they are very popular. A Japanese band comprising of Three teenage girls fronting a Metal band. They are mixing pop and various styles of Metal with results that are gaining popularity outside of Japan. It’s quite odd at first but as an ‘Idol band’ it’s surprising that someone hadn’t made a success of the concept before. They are actually quite good too.
Having been formed in 2010 , they have released two albums with their most recent ‘Metal Resistance’ selling very well. The backing band are the Kami band and the main singer is Suzuka Nakamoto (“Su-metal”) with Yui Mizuno (“Yuimetal”) and Moa Kikuchi (“Moametal”) doing backing vocals and dancing.
It really is a strange mix and the below song ‘Death’ shows it’s not all dancy but darker too. Their live shows are supposedly excellent.
A glowing review in The Guardian of their recent concert at The Wembley Arena
What do our resident Metal fans make of them?


1. WorldbyStorm - May 25, 2016

This has been playing around my neck of the woods since you posted it – very popular it is with the youngest member of the flock.


irishelectionliterature - May 25, 2016

I was surprised that I actually liked it so much, It’s really a brilliant idea that has been carried off well.


2. sonofstan - May 25, 2016

Marking dissertations at home today – while supposedly on strike 😦 – and one I was reading did ethnographic studies of audiences at various shows. Her description of the Baby Metal audience at Wembley recently was fascinating. Almost all of the audience in costume, huge age, gender (-and gender role play) and ethnic spread and almost manic friendliness according to my source. Sounds like great fun.


WorldbyStorm - May 25, 2016

It does!


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