Album Review: Babymetal - Babymetal Reissue (8/10)

Babymetal-BabymetalMetalheads love spectacle. Kitsch, however, can be a much tougher sell. Defying all odds is Babymetal, three teenage Japanese girls who shockingly won over hordes of knuckle-draggers last year with a batty mixture of J-pop and metal. While their success rippled onto U.S. shores—as evidenced by sold-out shows at sizable venues—the so-called “kawaii” (or “cute”) metal group is hoping for a tidal wave by rereleasing their debut with two bonus live tracks. Logic doesn’t suggest that Babymetal will last long, but if Gwar can, why not? – Kurt Orzeck


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