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#1 Posted by Sterling (2085 posts) -

I just saw Alex's tweet about BABYMETAL. And I have to admit I love it. I have no idea why. Its fascinating. I can't stop listening to it.

For those that haven't heard it yet. Prepare yourself.

#2 Posted by Pr1mus (3823 posts) -

I just linked this to a friend and he said it's the most unpleasant thing i linked him. He keeps watching though.

It is fascinating.

#3 Posted by noizy (656 posts) -

@pr1mus: Yea.... I sorta feel the same. Debating posting it on my social media feed, and maybe start a recurring feature.

#4 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1954 posts) -

I really, deep in my soul deep, want to hate this.

But I can't

#5 Posted by Vanick (318 posts) -

Why... can't I stop watching this? It's just so... I don't even know what to say.

#6 Posted by Brodehouse (9620 posts) -

oh my fuck

#7 Edited by Sterling (2085 posts) -
#8 Posted by TheBluthCompany (367 posts) -

This is what it feels like when I'm drunk and trying to comprehend what my friends are talking about. Or it is a nightmare from which none of us can escape.

#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (5546 posts) -

I knew about Baby Metal before it was cool.

#10 Posted by Petiew (1332 posts) -

I was recently debating whether or not I should buy the limited edition album. I guess this is a sign.

#11 Posted by Levius (1080 posts) -

Ehh, its fine, I'm sure I would be drunk enough to play it as a dumb song at some point. I'm pretty sure you can find much worse on the internet, I am reminded of that band they talked about on the Bombcast (Brokencyde or something).

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#12 Posted by Sergio (2053 posts) -

I knew about Baby Metal before it was cool.

Yep. They also have better songs than this one.

#13 Edited by laserguy (439 posts) -

Its like a 21st century Loudness. You can't beat a mic that turns out to be a sword. This is something i would pipe into my Catacomb system.

#14 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5260 posts) -

It's so hypnotic.

#15 Posted by DoctorDonkey (190 posts) -

I think the best part of this is the Skullomania instrumentalists.

#16 Posted by crithon (3081 posts) -

I've been a big fan of the Japanese metal scene for years.... it's just.... I don't know why, it clicks as something delightful in it's presentation and damn those drums ROCK HARD

#17 Posted by Aetheldod (3514 posts) -

He posts this after being such a dick on last friday bombin in the am? What is going on? D: and yep already knew of babymetal

#18 Posted by StarvingGamer (8028 posts) -

I wonder how all the people with blown minds would have reacted two years ago

#19 Posted by CaLe (3914 posts) -

They have many energy and dancing spirit.

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#20 Posted by ShaggE (6343 posts) -

I have no idea what I just saw, but... I think I love this. Like, without a hint of irony. This is crazy and incredible.

I feel that same sense of confusion and wonder that I did when I discovered Stupeflip.

#21 Edited by chrissedoff (2075 posts) -

Huh. Well, it's been interesting to learn that merging the two worst genres of music hasn't resulted in a sum that's any worse than its parts.

#22 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1918 posts) -

No... just no. Stop it, Internet. Stop.

#23 Edited by baka_shinji17 (188 posts) -

They ain't got nothin' on Kyary Pamyu Pamyu!

#24 Posted by kibafang666 (100 posts) -

It's like the beginning of Brutal Legend but...ok?

#25 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

I think I saw these girls a long while ago and thought man this sounds great. But sadly I never found any other song interesting as Doki Doki Morning...

but yeah japanese music is awesome ^^

something a bit more crazy

#26 Edited by Abendlaender (2766 posts) -

@siroptimusprime said:

I really, deep in my soul deep, want to hate this.

But I can't

I feel exactly the opposite. I really want to like this. But I can't

Also, without understanding a single word, I feel like this consists of a single verse and the chorus? But maybe that's common for metal? (I don't listen to much metal)

#27 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11487 posts) -

I'm sorry, what did I just watch?

#28 Posted by futurstock (129 posts) -

what a weird mixmash, i love Japan.

#29 Posted by 49th (2694 posts) -

I don't know how to feel about it... I'm glad it exists. They are clearly miming though. I think it would be funnier if the kids were even younger or played the instruments themselves.

#30 Edited by believer258 (11668 posts) -

@abendlaender said:

@siroptimusprime said:

I really, deep in my soul deep, want to hate this.

But I can't

I feel exactly the opposite. I really want to like this. But I can't

Also, without understanding a single word, I feel like this consists of a single verse and the chorus? But maybe that's common for metal? (I don't listen to much metal)

Depends on the metal you're listening to.

I'm not much of a musician, but this doesn't sound like anything particularly good. I'm not sure if I'm sorry it exists or not. It's both annoying and delightful in equal measure.

I have heard the name "BabyMetal" before. I think I heard it in some Top 10 J-pop songs thread at the end of 2013? Anyway, this might even be the same song, and my reaction is pretty much the same. It sucks. It's entertaining for about four minutes. I'd like it a lot more if the super high pitched shit right before the chorus disappeared.

And at the end of the day, I've got Arch Enemy for my female-fronted metal band needs.

EDIT: Also, to note, combining pop with metal is possible. A Day To Remember did it, though last I checked they had started to sound a lot like a lot of other sorta-not-really-punk bands.

#31 Posted by bybeach (4729 posts) -

I'm glad there is a thread for this. I don't do twitter or anything, and in the past I have gone to the members homepage to say something, but I never feel correct about that. Last time I PM'd a staff guy, but that felt weird too, though he was good about it and responded..

Sooo. Baby metal, listened to "I like chocolate' or something like.

True art! You know, like that crucifix upside down in urine a decade or 2 back on display. Well no, this had a sense of humor. And the girls(they be girls right?) were pretty. About all I can come up with. I don't think I am going to be a repeat offender and listen to any more.

#32 Posted by Vuud (1943 posts) -

Wow I had no idea you could make hyphen-metal any worse, but I'm proven wrong every time.

#33 Edited by CornBREDX (4836 posts) -

I don't think it's that great and interestingly I usually find stuff Japan does with music interesting but this doesn't work for me.

I mean I like the slipknot like riffs in between but it's like its mixed with J-Pop or whatever and it doesn't mix well for me.

I still prefer School of Rock over something like this but at the same time I'm also ok this exists.

#34 Posted by 49th (2694 posts) -

A challenger appears!

#35 Posted by CornBREDX (4836 posts) -

@49th said:

A challenger appears!

That was awesome. Thank you.

#36 Posted by believer258 (11668 posts) -

@49th said:

A challenger appears!

Jesus Christ.

I pretty much knew what she was going to do when I started the video, but it's still terrifying, even for someone who has listened to his fair share of the more extreme forms of metal.

Also, that guy that isn't Howie Mandel is definitely right in saying that she should watch her vocal cords, that can cause some serious damage.

#37 Posted by CornBREDX (4836 posts) -

@believer258: haha. That was Howard Stern.

I do love that he's "that guy that isn't Howie Mandel" - I am serious as I am not a Stern fan at all and seeing the worlds most famous shock jock now reduced to that makes me smile a little bit. =)

#38 Posted by Pezen (1564 posts) -

I think they're pretty good, mostly because the part that makes it "metal" is done pretty decently and I've always liked when people do weird genre jumps, so doing metal with japanese pop vocals is just downright fun. I don't even remember when I heard about them first, but it was a while ago.

#39 Posted by Flacracker (1600 posts) -

Yeah the chorus is pretty damn catchy and has a big sound. The rest of it is pretty bad. It is the reason I like this song:

#40 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1954 posts) -

@flacracker: Well that's also because Blind Guardian is shit minus two or three songs on Follow the Blind. Anticipating anything great from them is a huge mistake.

#41 Posted by Flacracker (1600 posts) -

@flacracker: Well that's also because Blind Guardian is shit minus two or three songs on Follow the Blind. Anticipating anything great from them is a huge mistake.

I wont argue with you. Nightfall in Middle Earth is the only album of theirs I have actually listened to. I really like dat chorus doe.

#42 Posted by csl316 (8157 posts) -

I kept ignoring this throughout the day, but I just needed to click.

And I can never go back.

#43 Edited by Novis (102 posts) -

GOD DAMN THIS SITE! What the hell is this?! Why can't I stop listening to this!?

#44 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

This changes everything.

Everything.

#45 Edited by Demoskinos (14578 posts) -

Yep. Saw this after @aurahack RT'ed it. He gave me some links to some more goodies. I totally un-ironically love this. Its the most interesting thing to be done with anything relating to metal in years. Although not surprising I like this there are a bunch of metal/rock Vocaloid mashups I've heard that I really like way before I heard this tonight.

Actually, I was in a bit of a sour mood earlier. This legitimately put me in a better mood.

Edit: Also this is probably their best song I've heard so far.

#46 Posted by TruthTellah (8556 posts) -

This is the very essence of Metal.

#47 Edited by Sergio (2053 posts) -

I think they're adorable with their silly names: Su-Metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal.

#48 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1918 posts) -

This thread has finally allowed me to identify with this kid

#49 Posted by dudeglove (7688 posts) -

Is this part of the latest DDR release?

#50 Posted by ThunderSlash (1565 posts) -

This song has been repeating in my head ever since I played that video. Please make it stop.