Metal Hammer spoils Babymetal fans with a track by track breakdown of ‘Metal Resistance‘
With ‘Metal Resistance‘ now a month away, Babymetal fans are teased with a breakdown of the album in the March 2016 issue. Eleanor Goodman from Metal Hammer dissects Babymetal’s still unreleased album.
Released a year ago to proudly set the scene for Babymetal’s evolution, this song shows the band’s synthesis of pop and metal at its finest. Kitsunes up!
Kicking off with a meaty modern metal riff and minor vocals, Karate packs one hell of a punch, before striking into an Idol-like chorus. Set necks to headbang.
Forget chocolate – it’s all about ‘chew-chew-chewing gum’ now. Out last November, it has a ferocious drum’n’bass background, in keeping with Kobametal’s penchant for genre-blending.
It opens like a demented video game and drifts into Eurovision territory, before massive nu metal riffs take it to a mystical-sounding bridge.
Beginning like a ballad, Amore swiftly descends into the realm of riffing, taking cues from friends and collaborators Dragonforce. Su-metal’s vocals are huge.
Babymetal? Battlemetal, more like. It opens like a hymn, before male voices spell out the title in a Viking warrior chant, and they’re all off on metaphorical longboat.
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
The influence of BMTH looms large. There are layers of electronics, a touch of Can You Feel My Heart, and then it all goes surprisingly Skrillex.
It’s the death metal song! There is a fearsome sample from The Book Of Revelation, before a frantic flurry of noise and some syncopated vocals.
NO RAIN, NO RAINBOW
The clue’s in the title – it’s uncannily like X Japan’s Endless Rain and GN’R’s November Rain. From sweet strings to tinkling ivories pours a huge ballad.
TALES OF THE DESTINIES
The nuttiest track yet. A load of mathcore comes crashing in, before mutating into galloping power metal, while Su-metal croons like Lady Gaga.
March 2016 issue of Metal Hammer featuring Babymetal on sale now. If you live in the states, Barnes and Noble import the UK based metal magazine.