History YMMV / BabyMetal

8th Nov '17 9:32:24 AM petewarrior
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* MetalBandMascot: The Fox God fits the description to some degree.
27th Oct '17 3:45:45 PM Soufriere
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* AwesomeMusic: '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw TOO]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Tu-g-_rEE MANY]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY TO]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVdBBOpSoN4 LIST]]'''. MEGITSUNE, Headbanger, Gimme Chocolate, Iine... just the tip of the iceberg! "Road of Resistance", their collaboration with [[Music/{{Dragonforce}} Dragonforce]], is about as awesome as you could imagine. Meanwhile, "Tales of the Destinies", their clearest stab yet at ProgressiveMetal, has been compared favourably to Music/DreamTheater.

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* AwesomeMusic: '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw TOO]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Tu-g-_rEE MANY]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY TO]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVdBBOpSoN4 LIST]]'''. MEGITSUNE, Headbanger, Gimme Chocolate, Iine... just the tip of the iceberg! "Road of Resistance", their collaboration with [[Music/{{Dragonforce}} Dragonforce]], Music/{{Dragonforce}}, is about as awesome as you could imagine. Meanwhile, "Tales of the Destinies", their clearest stab yet at ProgressiveMetal, has been compared favourably to Music/DreamTheater.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: the swag rap breakdown in the otherwise PowerMetal-ish "li ne!".
* ColbertBump: Subverted since they have become viral before appearing in the talk show.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: the swag rap breakdown in the otherwise PowerMetal-ish "li ne!".
"Iine!". Worth noting that in live shows they don't perform the full song, truncating the breakdown.
* ColbertBump: Subverted somewhat since they have had become viral before appearing on his show, though that performance certainly helped raise their profile in the talk show.USA (the girls were already popular in the UK).



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: At the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, Su duets with [[Music/JudasPriest Rob Halford]] on "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law," with Moa and Yui playing guitar on the latter. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD85aM0VQ3o Link]]

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: At the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, Su duets with [[Music/JudasPriest Rob Halford]] on "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law," Law", with Moa and Yui playing guitar guitar[[labelnote:*]] ('''''maybe''''')[[/labelnote]] on the latter. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD85aM0VQ3o Link]]



* FanNickname: The genre of the music they play is usually called either "kawaii metal" or "''{{moe}}''tal", among other names.
* GatewaySeries: They have been known to be this into metal for more than a few J-pop fans, and also into J-pop for metal fans. And for that matter, they probably provide an easy access point into both genres for people familiar with neither.

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* FanNickname: The Officially, the genre of the music they play is usually called either "kawaii metal" or metal". But, some people have dubbed it "''{{moe}}''tal", among other names.
* GatewaySeries: They have been known to be this into metal for more than a few J-pop fans, and also into J-pop for metal fans. And for For that matter, they probably provide an easy access point into both genres for people familiar with neither.neither.
** Amusingly enough, this is precisely what Yui in an interview said she ''hoped'' would happen. Specifically, that Babymetal fans would be curious enough to check out Music/SakuraGakuin. She got her wish.



** They're pretty BigInJapan, but they also have many fans overseas: they've performed already in the US, France, Germany, Great Britain and Canada, and were the opening act for Music/LadyGaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts of her US tour. Even [[Music/{{Opeth}} Mikael Akerfeldt]] [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/opeth-frontman-backs-babymetal-says-it-got-his-daughter-to-stop-listening-to-one-direction is a fan]]!
*** In fact, they could be considered to be the first Japanese band to successfully ''break through to America'', easily the most popular band/artist to come from Japan. Their sophomore album ''Metal Resistance'' was the best-debuting Japanese album since ''1963'', and if you asked an American to name a Japanese band, it'll probably be them.

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** They're pretty BigInJapan, but they also have many fans overseas: they've overseas. They've performed already sold-out headline shows in the US, France, Germany, Great Britain Britain, and Canada, and amongst other countries. They were the opening act for Music/LadyGaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts of on her US Japan tour. Even [[Music/{{Opeth}} Mikael Akerfeldt]] Åkerfeldt]] [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/opeth-frontman-backs-babymetal-says-it-got-his-daughter-to-stop-listening-to-one-direction is a fan]]!
fan.]]
*** In fact, they could be considered to be the first Japanese band to successfully ''break through to America'', easily the most popular band/artist group to come from Japan. Their sophomore album ''Metal Resistance'' was the best-debuting Japanese album since ''1963'', '''1963''', and if you asked an American to name a Japanese band, it'll probably be them.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: What most of their detractors have said over the seven years [as of this edit] that the group has been around. Variants of "{{gimmick}}"[[labelnote:*]] ([[{{Hypocrite}} as if most other metal bands DON'T use gimmicks]])[[/labelnote]] and "just a fad" get thrown around all the time, along with predictions the girls will be fired as soon as they turn 16 (didn't happen), 18 (didn't happen), or 20 (if the speculation about "Legend S Baptism XX" is anything close to correct, it won't happen). Fans now joke about this.
-->'''''BABYMETAL: Passing fad that will be gone in a year since 2010'''''



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In a genre dominated by many derivative acts, their unusual approach has earned them their own niche in the J-pop scene, and better reception compared to their contemporaries.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal.
* TheRedStapler: Variant; the Saiai brand of Sake has enjoyed a surge in demand ever since fans discovered the brand [[AlternateCharacterReading shares the same kanji characters]] with Moametal's given name. Now the brewery even [[http://sake-life.hatenablog.com/entry/2017/05/16/200000 puts Babymetal merch on display]].

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** Special mention goes to Yui, who is a ShrinkingViolet, terrible at hiding it, unfailingly polite, and utterly adorable. She is a textbook example of the classic definition of the term.
** Moa's no slouch in this department. She's [[GenkiGirl far more outgoing]] than Yui or even Su, but wears her emotions on her sleeve. She's also the smallest and youngest of the trio.
** Even Su, Queen of the death-stare, can become this if a [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers foreign drummer]] unexpectedly gives her a cake for her birthday in front of over a thousand people.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In a genre dominated by many derivative acts, their unusual approach has earned them their own niche in the J-pop scene, and metal scenes, and better reception compared to their contemporaries.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal.
J-metal. Earlier songs especially fit this.
* TheRedStapler: Variant; Variant. the Saiai brand of Sake saké has enjoyed a surge in demand ever since fans discovered the brand [[AlternateCharacterReading shares the same kanji characters]] with Moametal's given name. Now the brewery even [[http://sake-life.hatenablog.com/entry/2017/05/16/200000 puts Babymetal merch on display]].
17th Oct '17 10:42:56 AM petewarrior
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* TheRedStapler: The Saiai brand of Sake has enjoyed a surge of popularity since fans discovered the brand [[AlternateCharacterReading shares the same kanji characters]] with Moametal's name.

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* TheRedStapler: The Variant; the Saiai brand of Sake has enjoyed a surge of popularity in demand ever since fans discovered the brand [[AlternateCharacterReading shares the same kanji characters]] with Moametal's name.given name. Now the brewery even [[http://sake-life.hatenablog.com/entry/2017/05/16/200000 puts Babymetal merch on display]].
17th Oct '17 10:37:27 AM petewarrior
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* ColbertBump: Subverted since they have become viral before appearing in the talk show.



* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal.J-metal.
* TheRedStapler: The Saiai brand of Sake has enjoyed a surge of popularity since fans discovered the brand [[AlternateCharacterReading shares the same kanji characters]] with Moametal's name.
1st Apr '17 4:32:52 AM UltimateLazer
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*** In fact, they could be considered to be the first Japanese band to successfully ''break through to America'', easily the most popular band/artist to come from Japan. Their sophomore album ''Metal Resistance'' was the best-debuting Japanese album since ''1963'', and if you asked an American to name a Japanese band, it'll probably be them.
27th Aug '16 10:21:38 AM PhysicalStamina
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* HeReallyCanAct: In this case, She Really Can Scream. As live performances have shown, the girls were fully capable of switching from the expected sugary singing to genuine death growls even BEFORE they grew over 16.



* HeReallyCanAct: In this case, She Really Can Scream. As live performances have shown, the girls were fully capable of switching from the expected sugary singing to genuine death growls even BEFORE they grew over 16.
29th Jul '16 11:01:07 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* BrokenBase: Ask general metalheads whether they're classified as metal and prepare for a round of InternetBackdraft. [[{{irony}} And that's despite them already getting the OK from established metal bands.]]

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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Ask general metalheads whether they're classified as metal and prepare for a round of InternetBackdraft. [[{{irony}} And that's despite them already getting the OK from established metal bands.]]



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: They're pretty BigInJapan, but they also have many fans overseas: they've performed already in the US, France, Germany, Great Britain and Canada, and were the opening act for Music/LadyGaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts of her US tour. Even [[Music/{{Opeth}} Mikael Akerfeldt]] [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/opeth-frontman-backs-babymetal-says-it-got-his-daughter-to-stop-listening-to-one-direction is a fan]]!

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff:
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They're pretty BigInJapan, but they also have many fans overseas: they've performed already in the US, France, Germany, Great Britain and Canada, and were the opening act for Music/LadyGaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts of her US tour. Even [[Music/{{Opeth}} Mikael Akerfeldt]] [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/opeth-frontman-backs-babymetal-says-it-got-his-daughter-to-stop-listening-to-one-direction is a fan]]!



* [[HeReallyCanAct She Really Can Scream:]] As live performances have shown, the girls were fully capable of switching from the expected sugary singing to genuine death growls even BEFORE they grew over 16.

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* [[HeReallyCanAct HeReallyCanAct: In this case, She Really Can Scream:]] Scream. As live performances have shown, the girls were fully capable of switching from the expected sugary singing to genuine death growls even BEFORE they grew over 16.
22nd Jul '16 4:13:45 AM kawaiineko333
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: At the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, Su duets with [[Music/JudasPriest Rob Halford]] on "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law," with Moa and Yui playing guitar on the latter. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD85aM0VQ3o Link]]
21st Jul '16 2:13:44 AM WolfThunder
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* [[HeReallyCanAct She Really Can Scream:]] As live performances have shown, the girls are fully capable of switching from the expected sugary singing to genuine death growls, despite none of them being over 16.

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* [[HeReallyCanAct She Really Can Scream:]] As live performances have shown, the girls are were fully capable of switching from the expected sugary singing to genuine death growls, despite none of them being growls even BEFORE they grew over 16.
12th Jul '16 7:05:18 PM CassandraLeo
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* GatewaySeries: They have been known to be this into metal for more than a few J-pop fans, and also into J-pop for metal fans. And for that matter, they probably provide an easy access point into both genres for people familiar with neither.
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