With this recent ground swell of K-pop love sweeping the nation, it can seem like J-pop has fallen by the wayside. Babymetal is here to fix that.
The J-pop group’s second album, Metal Resistance, became the first album by a Japanese band to reach the U.S Billboard Top 40 in over half a century. Like a hammer hitting a bullet, the album dropped on April 1, on April 5 Babymetal played The Late Show, and now we are all Babymetal.
While the colorful world of J-pop is often the domain of the bright, the kawaii, and the cupcake outfits, don’t think this means this group is soft; they’re straight Dethklok. Babymetal is here to make J-pop metal, blacker than the blackest black. The metal/idol group consists of members Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno, and Moa Kikuchi, though onstage they’re known as the trio Su-metal, Yui-metal, and Moa-metal, and you really can’t got ‘moa’ metal than that. *wink*
…I am so sorry.