I’m not exactly well versed in Jpop or Japanese music as a whole, but this came across my desk and I just had to share it with you all. Babymetal, a fusion of the Jpop idol girl group concept and heavy metal which means you get all the coordinated dances, cutesy poses and poppy vocals backed by a distortion-driven, high-octane dose of heavy metal. It’s kind of bizarre but it’s kind of hypnotic too. Their sophomore album, Metal Resistance, dropped this month and even broke the US top 40 at one point. And to put the feather in their cap, they appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, generating a viral Youtube clip that has 3 and a quarter million hits and counting.
Not a bad way to make their US