BABYMETAL, Japanese Schoolgirl Pop Idols Go Heavy Metal

Sakura Gakuin is a Japanese pop (J-pop) idol group made up of 12 young girls in their early teens. Several subgroups of the “band” contribute songs to their album “Sakura Gakuin 2010 Nendo ~message~“. One of these is BABYMETAL. In the video, the crazy-cute girl-trio materialize in via a vaguely satanic circle–sans pentagram, it must be noted. They are backed by a crunching skele-costumed metal trio, and you have to say the chocolate-in-peanut-butter mix of J-pop cute with dark metal stylings works pretty well. Maybe less on the cutesy chorus than the skitter-rap-rhythmed verses. Yes, I am taking the musical … Continue reading BABYMETAL, Japanese Schoolgirl Pop Idols Go Heavy Metal