BABYMETAL was created in 2010 from three of the members of the J-Pop Idol band Sakura Gakuin. This band merges Japanese Pop music with various subgenres of Metal (just to name a few; Death Metal, Metalcore and Power Metal). The name BABYMETAL is a play on the Japanese pronunciation of “Heavy metal” (Hebi metaru –>Bebi metaru)
BABYMETAL consists of: Su-Metal (Nakamoto Suzuka) who is credited as the main vocals and dance, Yui-Metal (Mizuno Yui) and Moa-Metal (Kikuchi Moa), who both scream and dance.
As the girls became older, a Gothic Lolita fashion was born what has been classified as Kawaii-Metal. Their shows began as just a choreography with playback and adorned with a fake band dressed in skeleton costumes… Just a preparation for the actual show where at least another four members would play the music in their live shows.
Double bass beats, heavy guitar rhythms and the most modern metal breakdowns offers a big contrast with their angelical voices. A difficult mix of genres that usually appeals more to older teens or adults. In any case, to understand BABYMETAL the best thing to do is to check out their Youtube channel. Nobody is going to be indifferent to their music. You will either love it or hate it. ;p
You can check them out on their official website:
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