Babymetal Metal Galaxy album coverAh… Babymetal, the originators of kawaii (i.e. “cute”) metal are back, and are sure to grate purists everywhere.

Combining metal and J-pop was always going to turn heads; the fact that the movement was led by three teenage girls, now in their twenties, made it even more intriguing. As expected, Metal Galaxy is all over the shop stylistically. It might be too much for some, but if you approach the album with an open mind there’s a lot of fun to be had. There’s a distinctive lack of metal this time around, which might turn some off, but if you’re hip to Babymetal it shouldn’t be a problem.

Metal Galaxy by Babymetal is out October 11 via Babymetal Records/Cooking Vinyl.

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