Metal elitists beware, Babymetal is here to stay.
Taking Japan, and lately, the world, by storm with their blend of J-pop and metal, Babymetal has elicited some criticism from so-called metal purists. The hate started when Rob Zombie posted a photo on his Facebook page backstage with the band and some of his fans tried to shame Zombie for associating with them. According to these comments, Babymetal isn’t “real metal.”
Of course, Rob Zombie had some words for these haters.
If you’ve ever watched any of Babymetal’s videos, you’ll see they do rock pretty hard. Babymetal are definitely still a J-pop group; the three front-women were originally part of the Idol group Sakura Gakuin. But since their collaboration with Dragonforce, recent performance on Stephen Colbert, and this shout out from Rob Zombie, the metal legend of Babymetal only continues to grow.
Besides, any band that can open a pit like this deserves respect.