There is just something so wrong with a bunch of seemingly pubescent Japanese girls dressed up like dolls singing Gimme Chocolate backed by a metal band dressed like ghouls....
How did anyone -- let alone the Japanese, a people whose main pop cultural exports these last three decades have been cheap animation, saccharine pop music and videogames -- hit upon the insane idea to combine the cuddly-cute sensibilities of Idol Music with the pseudo-demonic posturing of heavy metal? And how on Earth did they know that it was going to be the biggest damn thing since sliced bread? Alright, so that might be a small exaggeration (the jury will forever be out on what slice bread's successor is), but the fact is that Baby Metal really does have the kind of cross-platform, global draw that no genius could have calculated, the kind of capital promise only an idiot could have stumbled upon....
Sugar, spice, and everything nice mixed with headbanging metal! Whoever said choreographed dance routines and Japanese idol-pop couldn't mash with thrash metal? Talk about rocking the boat and working on a killer level; the band known as Babymetal might possibly change the world and metal may have just found its savior....
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