Tag Archives: J-Metal

Ladybeard Sells KFC in Japan

I’m not really a fan of J-Rock singer Ladybeard but his talents other than singing have been put to use lately, namely by KFC.

The theme of the viral hopeful commercial is Taressence which is a coming together of sauce or tare as it’s known. The commercial has a nostalgic retro 80’s aesthetic to it as well with wavy lines across the screen like the video tapes of yesteryear.

I’ve watched it a few times and I still can’t work it out. Have a look and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

https://youtu.be/w-Uk5zkH1C8

Babymetal Reacts To Youtubers Reacting To Babymetal

I love BABYMETAL, those trio of J-Metal/Pop girls are awesome and I love their sound. Some people are new to their sound and image as seen below. This is from YouTube channel Fine Brothers Entertainment who are known for their “People Reacting To…” clips.

This clip shows Su-Metal, Moametal and Yuimetal watching YouTubers reacting to clips of themselves. It’s really interesting to see how they perceive people who are watching them for the first time. And on top of that…it’s realy cute to watch their reactions too! Check it below.

BABYMETAL Joins Super Mario Maker

This one’s a bit old now plus I had a few people tag me on Facebook about this so yeah, I’ll write it up! I’m a fan of the J-Pop x Metal trio, BABYMETAL. If you’ve been living under a rock and never heard of them, here’s a clip of a recent hit, KARATE.

Anyways, their popularity is soaring by the day as they’ve been steadily increasing their live performances and doing shows all over Europe, Asia and the US. The latest platform they’re making an appearance on is Nintendo’s build it yourself platform game, Super Mario Maker for the Wii U…here’s a clip of a wickedly difficult level with a Japanese gamer streaming his attempt to beat it and his rapturous reaction when he does beat it.

Here’s a promo clip for the joint collaboration as well.

So basically when you complete the Metal Resistance level (also the name of their latest album), you unlock a character that’s actually a montage character of all three members, Su-metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal. On top of that, the girls have also recorded sound sample for the game so you’ll hear them exclaim “Yosha!” (“We did it!”) when you beat a level, “We are Babymetal” when they show themselves and “Tobe!” (“Jump!”) as you jump over in-game obstacles.

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This recently uploaded level is available worldwide so anyone can join in the BABYMETAL fun!

Review: Metal Resistance – BABYMETAL

The Japanese female trio of Su-metal, Moametal and Yuimetal known as BABYMETAL are back with a new J-Rock offering for 2016, Metal Resistance. Straight off the bat, this album is amazing! I’m not one for too much rock or metal but this blend of rock, metal, pop and kawaii really hits the spot for me and BABYMETAL do it so well.

This new album is the 2nd studio album for the trio and is headlined by the lead single, “Karate”.

I won’t go over each song and pretend to be a professional music critic, which I’m not, but I’ll say as whole, the album puts out exactly what you’ve come to know about BABYMETAL. It’s loud, fast, rocking and surprisingly at times, very pop oriented and ballad-like. Coming back to the lead single, “Karate”, this is a fantastic stand out track which exemplifies exactly they’re well loved and admired by fans around the world. With their very pop vocals laid over a double drum beat, this song is non stop from start to end with a very pop middle bridge, great stuff.

There were some tracks that I found myself coming back to. The aforementioned “Karate”, “Awadama Fever” which also blend some subtle electronica into the mix, “Amore” which sounds like an anime into track, “No Rain, No Rainbow” which slows down the tempo of the album considerably and sounds more like the ED of an anime and the only English track on the album “The One” which is another track with its share of slow tempo, up beat pop and very 80’s sounding guitar riffs, awesome…loved it. Not to take anything away from the rest of the album but these are the tracks that I found myself coming back to.

This is one group that I would love to see live, this explosive sound is barely contained and would be even better on stage. This album gets 2 thumbs up!

RATING: 4/5

Baby Metal Burns Up The Music Charts

I’ve only been introduced to the trio known as Baby Metal by Neko (thank you!) but already I’m a convert and it seems I’m not alone. The group performs death metal tracks in a unique and catchy way which makes it easier to appeal to a more mainstream audience. It seems like they’re starting to break out of Japan with the news that their song “Gimmie Chocolate!!” has received over 2.6 million views on YouTube.

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Their self titled album has landed itself on the US iTunes chart in the Metal section. They also made an impact in Canada, the UK and loads of other countries. To see what we’re talking about, here’s a clip of the ladies in action with ‘Gimme chocolate!’