YMMV / BABYMETAL

  • Awesome Music: TOO MANY TO LIST. MEGITSUNE, Headbanger, Gimme Chocolate, Iine... just the tip of the iceberg! "Road of Resistance", their collaboration with Dragonforce, is about as awesome as you could imagine. Meanwhile, "Tales of the Destinies", their clearest stab yet at Progressive Metal, has been compared favourably to Dream Theater.
  • Broken Base: Ask general metalheads whether they're classified as metal and prepare for a round of Internet Backdraft. 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.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: the swag rap breakdown in the otherwise Power Metal-ish "li ne!".
  • Crazy Awesome/Narm Charm: Girly and adorable? Got ya covered. Hilariously switching genres at the drop of a hat? But of course! Awesome? You bet.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: At the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, Su duets with Rob Halford on "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law," with Moa and Yui playing guitar on the latter. Link
  • Ear Worm: 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 All of Them and leave it at that.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Of the Japanese Pop Music 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.
  • Even Better Sequel: Most reviews rated the second album Metal Resistance somewhat better than the debut.
  • Fan Nickname: The genre of the music they play is usually called either "kawaii metal" or "moetal", among other names.
  • Gateway Series: 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.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: They're pretty Big in Japan, 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 Lady Gaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts of her US tour. Even Mikael Akerfeldt is a fan!
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Some metal fans' reaction to their music, though they do sound legit for a metal idol group.
  • Moe: They are idols after all.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: 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.
  • 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.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Their approach to J-metal.
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