Is BABYMETAL a case of «Suspension of disbelief»?

I mean the time of a concert and a video we all use Suspension of disbelief as we all know that Su don’t really scream her heart out in the song «Iine», we know that Yui and Moa don’t really scream or growl, even if they mime it in concert, and we all know that they use lip sync sometime to do their dance move.

So, as when we watching a sci-fi move, a pro-wresting match, a theater comedy, we let BABYMETAL do their stuff as we enter their world, even if we know that some stuff are just lip sync or part of the babymetal «gimmick» like fox god, fox sign, metal resistance etc.. like a movie, the time of a concert or a dvd we suspend our judgement concerning the implausibility of the whole BABYMETAL world gimmick and we voluntarily disconnect from the real world and let us embark in a very kawaii metallic journey. I mean, this is a brand new way to do thing in the heavy metal world!! maybe kiss or alice cooper have done that in the past but not as strong and deep as BABYMETAL is doing it today.

In the 70’s Kiss and others were iconic, but they did not have the technology to spread their music and images around the entire earth, they did not have internet, social network etc.. all this technology built a strong community that connect all fans together to make some sort of very deep and immersive thing that i ever experiment before.. and im not sure i’m gonna live the same thing with another band in my life. Maybe we are «The One» who know 🙂

What is your thought about this?

for more info about Suspension of disbelief

BABYMETAL – IINE! (Members’ commentary English sub.)

This is the music video with the voices and the English subtitles of Members’ commentary.

This clip is included in the first-press limited edition of BABYMETAL’s first album.

On the lyrics “Genjitsu toohikoo”, BABYMETAL form a line and move like a snake. In their recent concerts, they jump in this move. They started it sometime between [2012 Apr.8] and Legend “I” (2012 Oct.6).

This rap part was replaced with the call and respose: “Say ho-ho”, “O-East” (the name of the place or the festival) sometime in the summer of 2012.

In Japan the word “live house” means a nightclub offering the live music or a smaller music venue.

I use “tag in the high places” for a variation of tag game: the players can only move on playground equipment, fences, etc., not on the ground (or only on stage, chairs, etc., not on the floor). But what they actually played may be different from what I remember.

Probably YUIMETAL means “each of us stood apart (surrounded by the audience)” (2’35” – 2’45”).