The J-pop and heavy metal hybrid is an incredible combination, one difficult to ignore. In this particular song the vocal performances project extravagance and an epic sense of occasion. While the video’s powerful choreography and videogame-like imagery capture a dark fantasy world.
What was once thought to be an extreme example of metal’s gimmicky side – an ironic product of the overly obscure genres and subgenres that have come to populate the heavier side of music – is now garnering huge industry and fan appeal.
‘Karate’ currently holds the #1 spot on the iTunes Australian Metal Charts. The video received 1.1 million views in 48 hours time. This is a genuine act on a path to musical glory.
Metal Resistance is out April 1 through RAL / Sony Music. For more information visit http://www.babymetal.jp/