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Babymetal: Babymetal

Album Review

Japanese pop/metal idols finally get a UK release

Seeing as there is nothing a metalhead loves more than to argue over what is and what is not metal, Babymetal are a gift from the (fox) gods, no matter where you stand on them.

Of course, if you’re going to hold three young girls formation-miming their love of chocolate to the same light you’d hold Behemoth then the chances are you’re somewhere on the response spectrum between exasperated and enraged, sick of having the term ‘metal’ co-opted by people who have never shown a moment’s interest in the genre’s rich lineage, and now having to watch that process get taken another step too far by an explicitly manufactured band. That sings about chocolate.


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