* 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 favorably to Music/DreamTheater.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Some of their songs will change genres partway through for no reason other than RuleOfCool.
** The swag rap breakdown in the otherwise PowerMetal-ish "Iine!". Worth noting that in live shows they don't perform the full song, using call-and-response instead of the original lyrics during the breakdown, though it still ends with the gloriously {{memetic|mutation}} "Kitsune da o!".
*** In a DVDCommentary on the music video, the girls openly wondered ''why'' they don't do the full rap anymore and expressed a desire to bring it back. So far, though, it hasn't happened.
** "Song 4" has ''two'' reggae breakdowns in the middle of the song, plus what can only be described as a Black Metal interlude in between ''those''. Oh, and there's a "boing!" sound effect thrown in there too yes, Yui and Moa jump there.
* 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]]
** Honestly, several concerts that were key to their evolution count [=SummerSonic=] 2012[[labelnote:*]] (their first festival appearance, playing a tiny stage next to the food court; youngest group ever to perform at the festival)[[/labelnote]], Legend I[[labelnote:*]] (their first long-form show and the first appearance of Kami Band, albeit for only two songs)[[/labelnote]], Budokan[[labelnote:*]] (their largest concert up to that point, the youngest ever to headline the iconic venue, the first time Yui and Moa sang completely live, and their first show backed entirely by the Kami Band)[[/labelnote]], [=SoniSphere=] 2014[[labelnote:*]] (their first show in an English-speaking country, where they had to open the main stage and rock the socks off over 50,000 British Metalheads; and again the youngest singers to perform there)[[/labelnote]], Wembley[[labelnote:*]] (their first arena show outside Japan only one to date and the first Japanese act to headline ''that'' iconic venue - they didn't ''quite'' sell out all 12,500 seats, though they came very close)[[/labelnote]], Tokyo Dome[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show to date, at 55,000 per day for two days)[[/labelnote]], and LEGEND S[[labelnote:*]] (Su's triumphant return to her hometown Hiroshima for her 20th birthday, with a set design that rivaled the stages at Budokan and Tokyo Dome; plus those elaborate costumes for "The One")[[/labelnote]]
* 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.
* 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 once 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 popular in their native Japan, but they also have many fans overseas. They've performed sold-out headline shows in the USA, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Canada, amongst other countries albeit in far smaller venues (Wembley Arena being the exception). 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 are on the cusp of becoming the first Japanese band to truly ''break through to America'', well known as the toughest music market in the world to access for a number of reasons (language barrier being only part of it). Their second album, ''Metal Resistance'', cracked Billboard's Top 40, the first album by a Japanese act to do so since '''1963'''. Note that Music/XJapan and Music/DirEnGrey, both of whom regularly tour the USA and have a significant fanbase there, never had any of their albums chart on Billboard's main index. Kobayashi has made it no secret that one of his ultimate goals is for Babymetal to sell out Madison Square Garden.
** They're the first (and so far, only) Japanese band [[https://twitter.com/NXTLoud/status/735633969853534208 to lend a song to a WWE event!]]
*** "Karate" played in the background of an episode of the series ''Series/AlteredCarbon'', which brought in a few new fans.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Some metal fans' reaction to their music, though they do sound legit for a metal idol group.
* {{Moe}}: They ''are'' (or were) 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.
*** To add to this, Yui's brain tends to function on a different wavelength, so she'll often be slow on the uptake, not reacting until she sees others do so (and sometimes not even then). Fans refer to this as "Yui-lag" and consider it cute.
*** Yui is a fan of Music/ArianaGrande and the band has met and taken a photo with her. However, when Nylon's Mickey Stanley asked her if she could sing an Ariana Grande song, she became all flushed and seemed ready to run away at "Can you sing..."
** 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 shortest (by 2cm) and youngest (by 14 days) of the trio.
*** When she hurt herself during the beginning of "Ijime, Damé, Zettai" at Budokan Red Night and had to perform the rest of the (extremely taxing) choreography unable to put weight on her left leg, her face contorted in obvious pain even as she tried to smile, you just want to reach through the screen and comfort her, even knowing she was fine the next day.
** 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.
*** Her true personality was showcased to a degree during her three years in Sakura Gakuin, and sometimes rears its head even in Babymetal despite herself. Suzuka is, at her core, a massive dork a MotorMouth who has NoSenseOfDirection[[labelnote:*]] (a brief video from a Chicago music festival shows her almost get lost ''on a straight path'')[[/labelnote]] and can't tie her own shoes[[labelnote:*]] (take a close look at the girls' costumes; Su's trademark 1" heels lack shoelaces so does her Funko Pop figure)[[/labelnote]] or ride a bike. She's also a huge music nerd her older sister Himeka said that, when they meet, they'll often do karaoke together, singing up to a hundred songs running the musical gamut (Western ''and'' Japanese) until their voices are shot.
*** When the girls were still doing variety shows, they participated in a mystery box game in Taiwan where they had to guess what was inside the box, which turned out to be a large bullfrog. After the reveal, [[https://youtu.be/083al132LOk?t=4m44s all three girls were terrified at first]], until Moa - remembering she had ''already'' touched it - came forward and picked up the amphibian; Yui also eventually let it sit on her forearm. Su, on the other hand, couldn't touch the frog until the end of the show, and we saw one of the only times she's been [[NotSoStoic scared]] in a public appearance.
* 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.
* SheReallyCanAct: 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.
** Suzuka was given acting training (in addition to singing lessons) during her time at Actor's School Hiroshima and twice took part in musicals. She also [[TheCameo appeared as herself]] on a later episode of ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' along with Ayami and Yuika. She enjoyed the experience and has expressed a desire to do voice work again.
** Yui was a child actress before ending up in Sakura Gakuin, appearing in commercials and a few TV movies. One of those had her character writing a angry letter to her mother while she does just fine onscreen, the voiceover she provides is gloriously ''seething''.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal. Earlier songs especially fit this.

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