BABYMETAL Have A New Music Video

Well about time. Hasn’t it been like two years since they’ve made something? I’m not counting Road Of Resistance. Just cos.

Anyway here it is. My very brief thoughts after the vid.

It starts off promisingly enough with the three girls facing off against 3 ghosts or something. And then it goes very badly tits up: the choreography lacks fluidity and stutters and it’s all very serious. Videos like Megitsune and Gimme Choco were great fun and showcased the daftness of the band, but this all feels very dry and soulless and … forced.

On the plus side Karate is a killer metal song; and it is a metal song through and through. BABYMETAL seem to be transitioning towards something quite formidable and it will be interesting to see what the new album brings to the table. Will it be ‘the best album ever made’ as some hyperbolic reviewers claim? Time will tell.

 

EDIT:

Actually, I’ve watched it again and it, erm, kinda gets much better from the point I clicked off. Still not sure about the dancing though 😉

But what do YOU think? You think I’m a bitter and twisted knob jockey? Yes, probs, but I’m also honest. Comments wait below.

4 comments

  1. FRANKEN_METAL (@FRANKEN_METAL)

    Thanks for your honesty. Can’t say it occurred to me that there was anything wrong with the choreography or that it was too serious. It was very serious of course, but there’s the touching moment where SU-METAL picks up the other girls. The song is about determination and strength in adversity. I think they went for more of a badass rather than kawaii approach, but I don’t think they went too far. I think it was the right approach at this time, for this song. They want to be taken seriously, as a mature metal band.

  2. Dalrath

    This MV isn’t for the people that like the cutesy Babymetal style. I’d say it’s more for the detractors who think that BM are too cute to be metal, OK it still has some cute bits in it for the fans. At the end of the day BM had to ….. well grow up, especialy if they want to appeal to alot of people that were on the side lines and put off by the cutesy stuff.

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