Babymetal - Metal Resistance



6.2 | 125 votes |
Release date: 1 April 2016
Style: J-Pop , Melodic death metal

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01. Road Of Resistance
02. Karate
03. あわだまフィーバー
04. ヤバッ!
05. Amore -蒼星-
06. メタ太郎
07. シンコペーション
08. GJ!
09. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales Of The Destinies
12. The One

Line-up
Suzuka Nakamoto - vocals
Yui Mizuno - vocals
Moa Kikuchi - vocals

Guest musicians
Sam Totman - guitars
Herman Li - guitars

Additional info
Romaji tracklist:
03. Awadama Fever
04. Yava!
06. Meta Taro
07. From Dusk Till Dawn

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
9.0
Is it possible to review a band like this without becoming mired interminably in the comically astronomical depths of controversy that dog any and all assessments of them? No, I suppose it isn't. Babymetal are not reviled - they are super infinity-plus-one polarizing to a degree that defies precedent, enough to make dimethyl sulfoxide look like hexane. But now that we've acknowledged as much, let's discuss this album like adults, shall we?

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published 01.04.2016 | Comments (114)

Look, I can't explain this album, and neither can you. It has djent, it has DragonForce, and it has nonstandard time signatures. At this point, I'm not ruling out a collaboration with Cattle Decapitation and Wardruna on a Bathory cover for the inevitable Babymetal III - The Kawaii-ening. You might question the nature of reality and what it really means to be a fan of music ('cause I sure did), but it's good. Just... just listen. Shut up and listen.

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17.01.2016 - 15:14
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Release date: 1st April, enough said.
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17.01.2016 - 20:21
Kais
Written by Hex_Omega on 17.01.2016 at 15:14

Release date: 1st April, enough said.


I haven't thought about this. Hmm.
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17.01.2016 - 21:05
Rating: 9
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
April foools =]
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2016

2017
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18.01.2016 - 02:32
Rating: 8
errorcode99
This is too good to be true.
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30.03.2016 - 17:16
Rating: 9
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Tales of the fucking destinies *.*
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2016

2017
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30.03.2016 - 18:01
@gent_-_orange
Surely this will be a masterpiece for the ages.
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03.04.2016 - 15:49
Rating: 6
boo-boo
Way below the previous release.
EDIT: After three listens, downgrade to 6. Without the wow effect the first album had, this one is pretty mediocre.
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World won't end today - it's already tomorrow in Australia.
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05.04.2016 - 03:42
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Yeah, "wow" as in, "wow, what an abomination."

Seriously though, this is better than the debut for sure, and not only in terms of songwriting. The production is much better here, especially with regards to the vocals which no longer sound like they were copy pasted without any regard for the mix. They still stick out like a sore thumb. The cringe... *shudder*
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11.04.2016 - 23:05
Rating: 8
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
I never thought I'd be saying this but it's surprisingly good...

Honestly, if it weren't for the debut and the band's image I think this album would actually hold up as a legitimate metal release. The J-Pop mash-up gimmick has taken a backseat as there is no longer any trace of the rampant electronica keyboarding found so obnoxiously found on the debut and there's much less use of 'cutesy' vox melodies.

Instead this album is more or less straight up metal with J-pop vox thrown on top. The downside is that means it has much less 'shock value' when you put it on in the car for your friends as musically it sounds not unlike many other contemporary metal artists. But the upside is that it actually passes as an album with some musical integrity. While the first album was simply the gimmick of 'J-Pop meets metal' this album is more 'Anime soundtrack meets power metal' and I don't know about you but I happen to enjoy Anime soundtracks and power metal.
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pewpew.. gotcha
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23.04.2016 - 05:30
Maco
Handbanana
You really had to do it right? Now it's staff-picked.
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I'm derp.
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24.04.2016 - 15:08
Rating: 8
Legmeister
Better than the first album and a really fun listen
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25.04.2016 - 17:07
Rating: 6
MarioCalnSnchez
Two or Three good songs.
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We are the priest of the temple of Synix
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25.04.2016 - 21:56
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
Why the heck is this crap staff picked? 1st of April is OVER!
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25.04.2016 - 22:23
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Unfortunately it wasn't an April Fool's joke by Screaming.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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26.04.2016 - 18:40
Rating: 6
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
Better than the debut, but somehow I find this japanese way of playing metal utterly irritating. It's "ultra powerful and fluffy". Same problem with Galneryus for me.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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26.04.2016 - 20:08
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Dark Forever on 26.04.2016 at 18:40

Better than the debut, but somehow I find this japanese way of playing metal utterly irritating. It's "ultra powerful and fluffy". Same problem with Galneryus for me.
By "powerful" I assume you mean "power metal-ish"?
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26.04.2016 - 20:28
Rating: 6
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
Written by LeKiwi on 26.04.2016 at 20:08

Written by Dark Forever on 26.04.2016 at 18:40

Better than the debut, but somehow I find this japanese way of playing metal utterly irritating. It's "ultra powerful and fluffy". Same problem with Galneryus for me.
By "powerful" I assume you mean "power metal-ish"?


Yep, but bad Power in this case. Everything sounds so pompous and grandiose and nothing really stands out.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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13.05.2016 - 23:17
Rating: 6
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
I found this album to be almost entirely forgettable and pretty generic. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really think it could be something special is the cute factor was cranked up. You know, less of >:C !!! And more of <(^~^<) <(^~^)> (>^~^)> <(^~^)>
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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14.05.2016 - 02:58
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 13.05.2016 at 23:17

I found this album to be almost entirely forgettable and pretty generic. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really think it could be something special is the cute factor was cranked up. You know, less of >:C !!! And more of <(^~^<) <(^~^)> (>^~^)> <(^~^)>

The previous album was like that from what I can remember.
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20.07.2016 - 01:05
Rating: 1
nikarg
Old Nick
Pure shite. Not because it's not troo metal. Just because it's just pure shite.
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on and on south of heaven

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14.06.2017 - 15:58
Rating: 9
Vikcen
Metálico
Very good and with a couple of weak songs again, in the same level of quality of the previous work . Weak songs this time for me are tracks 7 and 10.
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