CMU Approved

Approved: Babymetal – Karate

By | Published on Monday 21 March 2016


Since Babymetal stormed to international success in 2014, mashing up metal and pop has, perhaps unsurprisingly, become a bit of a thing in J-pop. Some ramp up the novelty aspect, others take things way darker, but most simply highlight how much better at it Babymetal are.

So, it’s a welcome return for Babymetal, who last week released the video for ‘Karate’, the first single from their second album, ‘Metal Resistance’. A strong comeback, where Babymetal are most successful is in identifying the similarities between metal and pop, rather than trying to play up the differences or giving prominence to one side over the other.

Watch the video for ‘Karate’ here:

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