Metal Resistance [CD]

  • Artist: Babymetal
  • SKU: 4955003
  • Release Date: 04/01/2016
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95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (88 out of 93)

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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    rising above an amusing gimmick

    Posted
    GreaterThanDiNozzo
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    How much you enjoy the 2nd BABYMETAL album will depend on what type of fan you are -- did you like them as an amusing gimmick of clashing genres or do you want them to mature into a band that makes very good music that gives them a shot at increased longevity? While their first album was entertaining, the combinations of disparate elements didn't always work (i.e. that groan-inducing rap on "Iine"). The kawaii metal sounds were a bizarre dream pairing appealing to any J-Pop/J-Rock fan who ever wished for a mash-up of The Mad Capsule Markets (whose bassist wrote the music for "Awadama Fever" and "Gimme Chocolate!!") meets Mini-Moni (a Hello! Project idol sub-unit in no way connected to this group -- BABYMETAL has 3 ex-members of girl group Sakura Gakuin). Suzuka's singing voice is maturing and Yui and Moa are occasionally given a bit more to do than just shout and dance. With Metal Resistance, the producers and writers for the band have obviously done their heavy metal homework and chosen to go for a more mature sound and have combined a lot of different styles of metal into one album. Sam Totman & Herman Li of British power metal band Dragonforce collaborated on the track "Road of Resistance". "Meta Taro" has a folk-metal feel, "No Rain, No Rainbow" is a power ballad, "Tales of the Destinies" has it fans and detractors depending on whether the listener likes the Dream Theater-esque twists & turns it takes, and the first single "Karate" (compared by an online reviewer to Korn and Limp Bizkit) is one of my favorites, but I can't say there's a single song on the album that I don't like to some degree. I've already listened to the album several times in its entirety. All things considered, this album gives one hope that BABYMETAL will outlast the flash in the pan gimmick that they were once considered by metal-heads. The US release has the pseudo-instrumental "From Dusk til Dawn" instead of the Japanese release track "Syncopation" and has the English lyrics version of 'The One".

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Album Of The Year

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    danforth
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    BABYMETAL are back!! For those who aren't familiar with the group, listen to some of their songs before purchasing anything by them. This is a love 'em or hate 'em group. METAL RESISTANCE stays true to their sound from their previous album when it comes to most songs. However, there are a few that are quite different, and a welcomed change of pace. The only problem that I have with this is, like many other artists, tracklists differ just slightly in other countries (just Japan in this case). My favorite track of theirs is "Syncopation," which isn't on the US release. However, you don't want only the Japanese version, as then you'll miss out on "From Dusk Till Dawn," which is an excellent bridge from part 1 of the album to part 2. Do yourselves a favor: Buy the US edition and then purchase the mp3 of "Syncopation" from a Japanese site (Amazon, iTunes, etc.). In a day of so much piracy, please support this band and purchase their music. They truly deserve it. And hopefully The Fox God will bless us with many more years of this amazing band!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awesome

    Posted
    Kokumaker
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    As an old-school fan of '80s metal bands like Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth, I'll be the first to admit that the metal genre has left a lot be to desired over the last 20 years or so. Babymetal is the greatest breath of fresh air to come along in all that time. After their crazy first album, a mishmash of death metal and J-pop that had no business working so well and yet absolutely did, the band is back with "Metal Resistance," a more refined and mature evolution of the concept that doesn't reveal a single dud from beginning to end. The tunes are memorable, the vocals impressive, and the musicianship absolutely fantastic. A lot of what I loved the most about metal in the '80s is on proud, full display here, complete with that unique Babymetal twist. I can't recommend this CD highly enough, and I'm so happy this crazy, wonderful band is finding a Western audience!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Babymetal's second Album

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    doitright101
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    Babymetal continues to break all barriers and set new records. On their second album "Metal Resistance" you will find many different styles of metal, from Black Death Metal to Power Ballads and everything in between. As well as their first song with English lyrics which is called "The One". The One doesn't just serve to unite the Babymetal fans, but the world. We are Babymetal! We All, are the One! Give this album a few spins and you won't be ably to get it out of your head. You'll be humming the tunes all day long. Great effort and amazing musician ship, the arrangement and production is just beautiful and catchy as only Babymetal can deliver!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid tunes

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    Nick
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    I have to admit I got this album because of the hype this band has been getting especially from high profile metal musicians so I just had to check it out and I came away very impressed. I love when artists can combine two totally separate genres of music and make it their own and be great at what they do. This is definitely a fun band to listen to.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great second album

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    Blacksaint
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    Only two albums in and babymetal are making waves, whether you love them or you hate them there's no denying that they will get a reaction out of you. This album is a lot more straight up metal than their first album and still experiments with various metal subgenres while combining it with Japanese pop. I do however feel that their first album was more diverse and made for a more intriguing listening experience, but all the same this is a fantastic album.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    JPop in its metal form

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    hoogieboogie
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    While I consider myself a metal purist, I understand there are different interpretations of form and substance. While nu-metal at best with a homogenized netal sound, these 3 girls (17 to 19 yrs old) are great and they present a cool thematic format. Music rocks too. This release is more catered to an American audience and is pretty good. This band will grow as they age too! Although they may go into changin members as they age out of the 'Baby' part.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Something unique

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    blacksaint
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    This is a band worth listening to if you like heavy metal and are looking for something fresh, you really wouldn't think that the fusion of Japanese pop and metal would work but it does so brilliantly. The fact that all but one of these songs are sung in Japanese is irrelevant, the vocals are great and the songs are well written and played. Give Babymetal a chance and you might be surprised at how something so absurd could be so good.

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