A lot of you know I like [Dat] [Screamy] [Rawr] [Rawr] [Shit] and if you didn't, well... you know now. I fuckan love [dat] [screamy] [rawr] [rawr] [shit].
'Well okay, Karret, but what's with the sudden posturing? No one's trying to say you don't'
I know, I know. I just wanted to let you know this about me so when I tell you about Babymetal and how I actually think I really like them, no one can tell me I don't appreciate/know about [dat] [screamy] [rawr] [rawr] [shit]
SO. Babymetal. [JPop] [meets] [screamy] [rawr]* [rawr] [shit]. [also sometimes includes electronic/dubstep stuff, which I think they've managed to do so pretty effectively]
Do I think the main chicks that they keep promoting [instead of including the awesome musicians] have the "metal spirit" or whatever? Not really - but they hadn't even heard of metal before this group was put together, so I don't really blame them. Also, they are a fusion of pop and metal, so for them to have some not-metal vibes about them is only natural. Regardless, I find myself enjoying the songs they have. My sis disapproves of them on principle [they didn't meet naturally and think of this idea on their own- they were basically assigned into this band by a label/producer], which I can understand.
However I still enjoy it. I'm betting the reason why I like that Erock dude who does >insert meme/pop song here< meets metal things is the same reason why I'm digging this. It's sticking better than Dir En Grey ever could. If this is what the future of pop music would be, I'd be down with that. = u=
Sure, it might undermine the whole purpose of metal or whatever, but honestly? What matters is the music and whether you like it or not. Also whether they did it well or not. Plus, if this band can introduce a new generation of kids to metal, even if they aren't doing it for the love of all things metal, it can lead to people coming to accept metal more. Possibly even get a few more people to recognize the awesomeness that is metal. Much as I loved them, Slipknot [and a lot of other Nu Metal bands] were little more than teen wangst fodder, if I'm being perfectly honest. They had the enthusiasm and brutality that might be fitting in metal, but they didn't really have much of a deep message past wah life sucks.
They remind me of a band that a little sibling would listen to while their older one listens to [heavier stuff]. Or like a super-kid/parent-friendly version of metal that would let people listen to it who otherwise wouldn't have been able.
I'm interested to see how they develop - would they explore the massive diversities within the metal genre and end up ditching their label or something and become a legit metal band? If they go on tours with other metal bands, how would that affect them, and would it be seen/heard in future albums? idk. They're an intriguing band with an intriguing concept, even if it was manufactured by a company instead of the individuals themselves.
*: One of my faves