Fourteen year olds Moametal and Yuimetal back up sixteen year old Su-Metal in a Japanese band that peddles a mind bending amalgamation of sugary, mechanized J-pop and neck snapping nu-metal. Born out of the Menudo-like tradition of the girl group Sakura Gakuin (where members “graduate” from the band when they graduate middle school), Babymetal professes total ignorance of the metal genre. That doesn’t prevent them from peppering their bubblegum sound with speedy solos and pounding double kick pedal madness and plying their single “Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!” with a neck corset for “headbanging training”.
Their debut LP BABYMETAL dropped last month. Teenage drops at Sunshine Cinema next week, Friday March 14th.