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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Baby Metal - Baby Metal Review



Band: Baby Metal
Album: Baby Metal
Label: BMD Fox Records (sublabel of Toy's Factory)
Genre(s): J-pop
Bubblegum pop
Power pop
Power metal
Melodic death metal

(Yes you read that right it covers all those genres)

Country: Japan
Release Date: 2014

Approach this review with an open mind same with this band and their music.

To start out this review, my friend sent me some youtube videos of this band as we're both into Japanese culture, anime, and all that other interesting/off the wall stuff. So I figured what the heck, it's got some death metal to it and some power metal, so why not do a review on it. Give it a listen, you just may like it despite the novelty idea of it. Their music would fit perfectly with some animes that are out there.

Anyways, going by good ol, Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babymetal_(album)) most of the tracks are from 2011 to 2013 along with some other B-sides that they released and some new tracks. There is a limited edition of this that comes with a dvd with their videos, and some live footage so I'd say go check it out.

The first track Babymetal Death hits the good ol death metal tones and heaviness, for the most part it's mostly an intrumental with a chorus. Then another catchy song of their "Gimme Choco!!" hits the death metal notes as well as the fancy guitar solos like Dragonforce. It has a catchy chorus too, and breaks in it, granted it may not be for everyone due to the vocals of the 3 young girls that do vocals Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal. But I see nothing to complain about a metal band singing about chocolate.

The cd itself covers alot of ground on genres and falls in just 5 minutes shy of an hour. The track listing is as follows below copied from cdjapan -http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/person/700430011 .


Tracklisting:

1 BABYMETAL DEATH / BABYMETAL
BABYMETAL DEATH / BABYMETAL

2 MEGITSUNE / BABYMETAL
メギツネ / BABYMETAL

3 GIMI CHOCO!! / BABYMETAL
ギミチョコ!! / BABYMETAL

4 IINE! / BABYMETAL
いいね! / BABYMETAL

5 AKATSUKI / BABYMETAL
紅月-アカツキ- / BABYMETAL

6 DO.KI.DO.KI MORNING / BABYMETAL
ド・キ・ド・キ☆モーニング / BABYMETAL

7 ONEDARI DAI SAKUSEN / BABYMETAL
おねだり大作戦 / BABYMETAL

8 4 NO UTA / BABYMETAL
4の歌 / BABYMETAL

9 U.KI.U.KI MIDNIGHT / BABYMETAL
ウ・キ・ウ・キ★ミッドナイト / BABYMETAL

10 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN / BABYMETAL
Catch me if you can / BABYMETAL

11 AKUMU NO RONDO / BABYMETAL
悪夢の輪舞曲 / BABYMETAL

12 HEDOBANGYA!! / BABYMETAL
ヘドバンギャー!! / BABYMETAL

13 IJIME.DAME.ZETTAI / BABYMETAL
イジメ、ダメ、ゼッタイ / BABYMETAL

Total playing time - 55:33

Anyways, even as a diehard death metal/hard rock fan as myself I find I like this cd for it being different than most metal/rock albums that are out currently. Have more than a few favorite tracks on it. The music is crisp and clear, as well as the vocals.

Yes, I would recommend this disc to most metal fans, whether or not they have an open mind or not, I'm pretty sure they'll find something they like on this disc.

So go check them out I give them a 7 out of 10.


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Band Contact:

Website: http://www.babymetal.jp/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105863907873247947105
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BABYMETAL.jp
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/BABYMETAL