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Offline aki

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BABYMETAL
« on: May 01, 2018, 03:56:52 PM »
Hi guys!

What do you think of Babymetal? I recently became really obsessed with their music. Tbh, I didn't get the hype at first but now I can't stop listening (I'm actually quite late to the party...as usual). I think their fusion of J-Pop and metal is genius, it's both catchy and something completely new. Apparently they've already done some world tours and regularly play at some of the biggest rock/metal festivals around the world. Their live performances are sooo amazing, please check them out if you haven't already. I would love to see them one day. :)

Plus, I've noticed that their music shares some similarities with X's songs (maybe that's why I'm so hooked lol). Their producer seems to be a huge X Japan fan and included a lot of references to X in their performances. This blog post talks about all the references: http://babymetal.net/tag/x-japan/

For example, Babymetal's song "Akatsuki" is a tribute to "Kurenai": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2372C5PJLM
I absolutely love this song. And I would love to see a collaboration of X Japan and Babymetal. Yoshiki already expressed his interest to do a collab (though I don't really see that happening any time soon ::)): https://www.jrocknews.com/2015/07/yoshiki-would-like-to-collaborate-with-babymetal-at-some-point-in-the-future.html

They're just adorable :3


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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 06:33:17 PM »
I love Babymetal. The Kami Band are great musicians, top of the top, some of them even play and arrange songs for their albums and Su-Metal is a great singer, I could do without the other girls' "singing" but it's not a dealbreaker, it's charming for some songs and they are just a super fun band. Also, their song No Rain No Rainbow is also a tribute to Endless Rain and Say Anything, in this performance they even have Yoshiki's Kawai crystal piano on stage and they are wearing neck braces while "playing" it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCEjDjVtf5w

Other tributes to X is the "We are... Babymetal" thing they do and the neckbrace thing they wear in a song called "Headbanger". Yoshiki joked about their collaboration last year during a Q&A in Germany, he said he'd like to collaborate with other people but he will do after the X Japan album is released, someone yelled "Babymetal" and he said "but by the time the album is released they won't be babies anymore haha" I love that he can see the humor in this too xDD

EDIT: The first time I listened to Akatsuki I though "this sounds familiar" then the solo came and I was like "WTF This is Silent Jealousy" haha
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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 07:46:31 PM »
I don't like Babymetal that much. I don't like the idea of idol groups singing to metal music. I used to love Ladybaby. Maybe I'm too old to like teenage girls in short skirts :D

But Do you guys know Aldious? I don't like the new singer, but the old one was really great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCvI1ZT6gtc

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 07:51:52 PM »
I have watched a couple of videos from Babymetal before, it's just not my kind of tea.
I can't stand this kind of super Kawaii girls jumping and dancing the whole time on stage.
But the song 'Akatsuki' is quite good, though.

nb, I don't know Aldious, she sings quite good. I just watched a couple of her videos. Wow, how she can handle all the high tone!


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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 08:54:08 AM »
Many friends have linked me videos of them recently and I swear I tried to like them, but it legit doesn't happen.  8) I don't really see them as musicians per se, either. More like dancers/stage performers with decent vocals, but that's about it.

That being said, I love the idea of women in metal. I feel like my gender is extremely underrepresented in the industry, which is a quite a shame  :-\

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 09:10:14 AM »
They're ok and I do like their voices but geeez they are young.   I would imagine the pedos go wild over watching them.  :o I  just can't force myself to think of someone that young (and I might be way off but they look about 12-14 years old) to be real rock musicians.  Ya know?
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 10:14:42 AM »
nb, I listened to that link of Aldious.  I've never heard of them before but I liked what I heard.  Listened to a couple of other songs, too.  Not sure who the old singer was or how much different they are.  Can you post a link with the previous singer performing with them?
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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2018, 12:10:30 PM »
The previous singer is the girl with dark hair. The newer is the blondie.

old one (Rami)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyTASbfkz3s

new one (Re:NO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH2wyzUIzFI


 8)

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2018, 04:22:20 PM »
The previous singer is the girl with dark hair. The newer is the blondie.

old one (Rami)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyTASbfkz3s

new one (Re:NO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH2wyzUIzFI


 8)

OK, I figured you liked the blond singer more.  I like the one you like better, too.   8)
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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2018, 06:17:26 PM »
Unfortunately you got me wrong. I linke the old singer. I don't like the voice of the new one. Rami has such a powerfull voice.

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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2018, 06:52:37 AM »
No I got you right.  LOL.  Not the blonde, the other one.  I like her a lot more than the blonde!
Sometimes our tears blinded the love
We lost out dreams along the way
But I never thought you'd trade your soul to the fates
Never thought you'd leave me alone

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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 07:08:19 PM »
They're cute and all and their songs get easily stuck into your head, but I was never really into the band. The time when people started to listen to Babymetal, I was listening to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. :D
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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 09:56:04 PM »
The time when people started to listen to Babymetal, I was listening to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. :D

#metoo  :D

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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 06:09:18 PM »
I would like to know if anyone can hear what I hear and maybe explain. ;D

So there is this video of hide's solo performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0fftTWVhQE
I think it's part of the "On the Verge of Destruction" concert. Around 7:20 hide plays a melody that sounded very familiar to me. When I first heard it I was like: "No, wait, that is Babymetal!" To me it kinda sounds like "Megitsune": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUkzu1IJW4w (especially at the beginning and around 3:00)

Thoughts? Is this a reference to another song? Or did Babymetal use one of hide's melodies? I know that Babymetal's songs are heavily influenced by X so maybe that's the case here as well...

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Re: BABYMETAL
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 07:01:06 PM »