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.
  • Base Breaker: 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.
  • Ear Worm: Most of their songs, with Doki Doki☆Morning and Headbanger!! being the most catchy.
    • "Give Me Chocolate" is another contender.
  • 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.
  • Fan Nickname: The genre of the music they play is usually called either "kawaii metal" or "moetal", among other names.
  • 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 are fully capable of switching from the expected sugary singing to genuine death growls, despite none of them being over 16.
  • Sophomore Slump: Averted - most reviews rated the second album Metal Resistance somewhat better than the debut.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Their approach to J-metal.
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