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#51 Posted by Dalerax (56 posts) -

I wanted to get to bed hours ago. I can't stop listening!

#52 Edited by Sterling (2466 posts) -

I have now listened to every song they have on youtube. And I need to find more bands that sound like this. I NEED IT.

#53 Edited by aurahack (2280 posts) -

Gosh I am so glad everyone is just getting way into these silly-ass Japanese bands I love.

Although not as intensely ~metal~ as BABYMETAL is, PASSPO☆ is certainly worth a look if you're way into 9 girls singing over what's basically Dynasty Warriors music.

Their new album, JEJEJEJET!, was actually one of my favorite releases last year. So silly.

Edit: Also, yes. They're always in those outfits. Every album intro and every on-stage performance is themed to them being flight attendants because why not.

Edit edit: Worth nothing that BABYMETAL also just released their first album, which is a collection of their past singles with a bunch of pretty dope new stuff. You can find it pretty easily if you know where to look~

#54 Posted by Creamypies (4076 posts) -

Why do I like this?

#55 Edited by Epidehl (309 posts) -

@demoskinos: Holy shit, this is really good. Maybe it's just because I've been back into Japanese music lately (also started watching anime again after a several year break), but damn.

I don't suppose there's an easy, legitimate, way to get their stuff huh? It's either import the album or download it somewhere sketchy?

#56 Posted by ZolRoyce (736 posts) -

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

That is exactly where my mind when to, it's like when that happened instead of the music dropping into some pop crop it just stayed metal.

Anyways, I don't really like this, but I don't really dislike it either, I think the idea is super cool, I love when people mess around with musical genres, yes, sure, mix heavy metal with choreographed Japanese pop music, that's a really cool idea and I love it whenever anybody experiments with music.
I didn't wind up enjoying any of the songs to a point where I would keep listening to them, but the videos posted were so worth watching, so, that's cool.

#57 Posted by Humanity (9604 posts) -

I was hoping the middle girl would start singing in that deep gravely metal voice

#58 Posted by Christoffer (1868 posts) -

No thanks. Think I will get diabetes if I watch more of that.

#59 Edited by oldenglishC (979 posts) -

This is the first time in my life that I've had too many ears and not enough ice picks to jam into them.

This thread has finally allowed me to identify with this kid

Truth.

#60 Posted by themangalist (1739 posts) -

This thread has finally allowed me to identify with this kid

what.. I guess... it's... ya.

#61 Posted by Demoskinos (15019 posts) -

These girls are great. They really seem like they like what they are doing and that is rad. This interview with them is pretty great.

#62 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

I am really pleasantly surprised that no one is talking about or insulting their fanbase.as pedophiles or watever Really goodjob Giantbomb community^^

@zolroyce: I think Japan is the country which experiments with this stuff the most in the world. It is always refreshing how they change music in strange ways but still make it awesome^^

#63 Edited by phuzzybunny (173 posts) -

Ugh, not my cup of tea at all, but to each they're own.

#64 Posted by SunBroZak (1204 posts) -

Anime must have desensitized me. Doesn't do anything for me, but doesn't offend me either.

#65 Posted by johncallahan (582 posts) -

I knew about Baby Metal before it was cool.

Yup. Always glad more people are getting into them though.

#66 Edited by noizy (681 posts) -

@starvinggamer: This video sounds just like JPOP with metal distortion overlaid on top. I.... I... I dunno. Still find it fascinating in an anthropological sense at best.

I'm told that in Korea, when they create new KPOP bands, they hold a dance contest.

#67 Edited by GunstarRed (5305 posts) -

My initial reaction was just "Fuck!" and then I couldn't stop laughing... I just don't know how I feel about anything anymore.

#68 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

I actually did now know they were this popular. And they will be performing a concert in Europe this year^^

http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/babymetal-europe-concert-20140318151.html

Not only were they the youngest band performing at Budokan which was visited by over 20k people and was hold over 2 days( they performed 28 songs over 2 days) but their first Album "Babymetal" also topped the number one Itunes metal spot in the US UK and Germany.

Teaser for the DVD set of this Event:

#69 Posted by Hemmelight (164 posts) -

two worst genres of music

Great job generalising entire genres of music, there dude. You're totally the authority on all music forever.

Anyway, everything I've heard from them is hit or miss. That 'Megitsune' track is the best so far, especially with that Traditional Japanese Scale in the bridge (breakdown?) section. Reminds me of Marty Friedman's stuff which is rad.

#70 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

Give Me Chocolate!!

Atatata taata taatatata zukkyun.

Watatata taata taatatata dokkyun.

Zukyun. Dokyun. Zukyun. Dokyun.

I won’t. Won’t. Won’t. Won’t. Never. Never. Never.

Check-it-out chocolate. Can I have a bit of chocolate?

But my weight worries me a bit these days.

However, chocolate. Can I have a bit of chocolate?

But wait a while! Wait a while! Wait! Wait! Wait!

Atatata taata taatatata zukkyun.

Wadadada daada daadadada dokkyun.

Zukyun. Dokyun. Zukyun. Dokyun.

Yet. Yet. Yet. Yet. Never. Never. Never.

Check-it-out chocolate. I can have a bit of chocolate, can’t I?

But my weight worries me a bit these days.

However, chocolate. I can have a bit of chocolate, can’t I?

But wait a while! Wait a while! Wait! Wait! Wait!

Parappappappaa rappappappaa rappappappaa paapapapapaa.

Too, too late. Too, too late. Too, too. P! P! P! Come on!

Atatata taata taatatata zukkyun.

Wadadada daada daadadada dokkyun.

Zukyun. Dokyun. Zukyun. Dokyun.

I won’t. Won’t. Won’t. Won’t. Never. Never. Never.

I did it so hard. I did my best.

So, a bit (heart). I ask you just a little bit.

Quickly chocolate. Please give me chocolate quickly!

Pass me chocolate! Chocolate please!

Check-it-out chocolate. I can have a bit of chocolate, can’t I?

I think so, don’t you? It’s so good. I’ll be so happy and can work hard.

So, chocolate. I can have a bit of chocolate, can’t I?

I think so, don’t you? Just a little bit. I’ll eat just a little bit of chocolate.

Parappappappaa rappappappaa rappappappaa paapapapapaa.

Too, too late. Too, too late. Too, too. P! P! P! Come on!

Parappappappaa rappappappaa rappappappaa paapapapapaa.

Pappappaa pappappaa pappappaa paapapapapaa.

Here is some english translation of the song in the op. Of course nothing mind blowing^^

#71 Posted by Zevvion (2100 posts) -

I listen to a lot of types of metal (and music in general), but this is one that still seems really weird to me. I don't quite like it, but maybe I just need to listen to it more? Could also be me not being into asian culture much though.

#72 Posted by HammondofTexas (758 posts) -

I saw Alex tweet about this as well. It gave me the "what am I doing with my life" feeling.