Jun 7, 2013
Japan is known for a lot of weirdness. From oddball headscratching game shows to kinky porn game shows, when it comes to shocking the media, you can always count on our friends from the Land of the Rising Sun.
I've been reluctantly watching the developments from the dance-infused, heavily choreographed and stunningly brutal (and I don't mean it in a good way) BabyMetal. The outfit made up of three young girls takes the world of bubble gum pop and brings it into the pits of metal hell. The result is not very good I'm afraid. I've heard about them a couple of years ago and never once brought myself to feature them on my, at times, off the wall blog.
Their interpretation of metal is lost in translation, and I'm glad to say that while they are incredibly popular in Japan, they'll never be anything more than a throwaway novelty in North America.
Pop fans will stay clear of the "death-core" parts and true metalheads will simply piss all over this.
This is an epic fail! A gimmick that is worse than any Metallica-parody band I've ever heard.