* 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}}, 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.
* 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.]]
** Also up for debate is whether the group is really anything special outside of what even their critics will admit is a brilliant gimmick.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: the swag rap breakdown in the otherwise PowerMetal-ish "Iine!". Worth noting that in live shows they don't perform the full song, truncating the breakdown.
* ColbertBump: Subverted somewhat since they had become viral before appearing on his show, though that performance certainly helped raise their profile in the USA (the girls were already popular in the UK).
* CrazyAwesome[=/=]NarmCharm: Girly and adorable? Got ya covered. Hilariously switching genres at the drop of a hat? But of course! Awesome? You bet.
* 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[[labelnote:*]] ('''''maybe''''')[[/labelnote]] on the latter. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD85aM0VQ3o Link]]
* EarWorm: Most of their songs, with "Doki Doki☆Morning" and "Headbanger!!" being the most catchy.
** "Give Me Chocolate" is another contender, which is probably why it was selected as their debut single in Western countries. However, it's probably safest just to say AllOfThem and leave it at that.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Of the JapanesePopMusic scene, as they are the only ones (so far) to have successfully fused J-pop and metal and made it sound legit (and awesome) for not just J-pop fans but also for metalheads.
* EvenBetterSequel: Most reviews rated the second album ''Metal Resistance'' somewhat better than the debut.
* FanNickname: Officially, the genre of the music they play is called "kawaii 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. For that matter, they probably provide an easy access point into both genres for people familiar with 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.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff:
** They're pretty BigInJapan, but they also have many fans overseas. They've performed sold-out headline shows in the US, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Canada, amongst other countries. They were the opening act for Music/LadyGaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts on her Japan tour. Even [[Music/{{Opeth}} Mikael 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.]]
*** In fact, they could be considered to be the first Japanese band to successfully ''break through to America'', easily the most popular group 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.
** They're the first (and so far, only) Japanese band [[https://twitter.com/NXTLoud/status/735633969853534208 to lend a song to a WWE event]]!
* 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.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Some metal fans' reaction to their music, though they do sound legit for a metal idol group.
* 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'''''
* MetalBandMascot: The Fox God fits the description to some degree.
* {{Moe}}: They ''are'' idols after all.
** 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 and metal scenes, and better reception compared to their contemporaries.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal. Earlier songs especially fit this.
* TheRedStapler: Variant. the Saiai brand of 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]].