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WTF Babymetal?!

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by NeonMetalDude, Mar 15, 2016.

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  1. Hubster

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    Ironically, your pre-teen angst response is exactly the type of stuff I'm referring to.
     
  2. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    I'm totally outraged. It's an outrage and I'm very outraged.

    This 'fat ass blunt' isn't making me want to listen to Babymetal.
     
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    I'm outraged that you're outraged. Enjoy the blunt. :)
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Heh I love Jess. I wish her second album sounded better though. The debut and following eps had me over expecting, I think. Prayer For Death and Fire and Come Crimson Death are psychedelic magic though.

     
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    Funerary_Doom My head is bloody, but unbowed.

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    I read this entire thread, what a virus.

    Baby metal sucks and I like how homeboy is trying to justify them by posting pictures of them posing with metal bands. Who cares, their music isn't good. if you make music I'm judging you by your music not by your dancing skills or stage antics.

    Also I agree with Cassette here. They look 12 years old and I think they are just being marketed to pervy men who like 12 year old Asians. Pretty gross. Okay be cute that sells but be a musician first and foremost that actually lasts.
     
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    there is an actual band too you know

    check out this sick instrumental (shit goes down around 2:14)



    not to mention the performance is kvlt as fuck
     
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    I gotta say though, aside from the band being kickass, Su-Metal is an excellent singer. She's getting better as she gets older.
     
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    H.P. Lovecraft Active Member

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    So, basically guitar runs most professional shredders could do in their sleep? Cool.
     
  9. EternalMetal

    EternalMetal Active Member

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    I dont particularly care for Babymetal, but I think a lot of you are looking at them the wrong way. They may "have a band too", but it is mostly there for the metal aesthetic of what is essentially just a jpop group. Therefore you arent going to see them approach the songwriting and other creative processes like a typical metal band; the music is designed and written by pop producers, and the actual 'band' is just recruited talent like you would find in any other pop group. So right off the bat you have to live with the premise that this is not actually an authentic metal band; this is a pop stage show. Judging their merit based upon the same criteria that you would judge an actual metal band is sort of irrelevant then. They are billed with mainstream metal bands because of their similar aesthetic and feel to metal, not because they are actually a metal band. The group is essentially a gimmick by the jpop labels to exploit the market of the mainstream metal scene. However you need to realize that this is the nature of the pop scene itself (large-scale appeal), and in fact the people involved with these projects are actually passionate about what they do.

    I think it would help to look at them more as a performance act than as a band. Surely this doesnt appeal to the more underground metalhead (like myself and most others here), but this kind of thing is more the antithesis of underground to begin with. Personally id say either enjoy the act for what it is or just ignore it.

    Yea, kind of like the rest of the jpop idol scene. Except id consider Babymetal to be more on the conservative side considering Japanese culture, but surely people not used to their jpop scene will see them as quite a surprise.

    Actually just watched this video, and one thing I gotta admit is that those Japanese really do know how to mosh. I mean, just look at that wall of death to circle pit they got going there in the beginning, legit stuff.

    Their stage show looks worth seeing at least once. I probably wouldnt go out of my way to go see them, but if they are on the bill id probably see if I can get into it.
     
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    Carpe Mortem Benevolently Batshit

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    Well mainly because being a contrarian gives me a raging hard-on, but also to set it straight that it's not supposed to be an impressive metal band. As EternalMetal pointed out rather poignantly, and which I've failed to successfully thus far, you can't judge a band like this by the same standards because their intentions are not the same. They're a stage show above all things.
     
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    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    They're a gimmick above all things imo. I agree that they're not a band and shouldn't be judged as such.
     
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    Systematic Riffage LZZY HALE'S #1 FAN

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    That song Road of Resistance, Sam Totman and Herman Li wrote that song. And you can clearly hear the influence not just in the music, but the vocals as well. Probably why I love it just sounded cool as fuck lol.
     
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    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    Lets play spot the retardation.

    I would say you're a fool for thinking it's for their music.

    Okay fag.

    And hawter amirite?

    Where in my criticisms did I imply that Babymetal were a bad "actual" band? I've been criticising them for not being an "actual" band of any quality. I don't like fake bands, this doesn't negate me from understanding the point of them existing.
     
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    It's kinda like throwing up a fit because the Wiggles aren't 'real' music.

    That being said, only yellow shirt guy is real. Yellow shirt women are false posers.
     
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    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    The Wiggles started out as a pop band and actually play instruments and write their own music, so that's a pretty bad example.
     
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    What is the fit, exactly? I can only speak for myself, but once again all I am seeing is people criticisng them as a musical act. When since has being critical of an act been equivocal to throwing a fit?

    I would never expect a blatant opportunistic cash grab of an act to roll through a scene like metal without some backlash.
     
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    ... I think you people are crazy now..... Like most of the interbuttz!
     
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    Why when it is entertaining as Deviant Tart trying to explain why everything considered popular is bad!
     
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    I am pure evil!
     
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    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    Ha! It's not like that at all.

    The Wiggles for example don't have full grown male fans trying to tell me that The Wiggles are a talented metal band supported by legends within the genre.
     
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