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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    rising above an amusing gimmick

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    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

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    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: 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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  • 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but not among the best out there

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    drummer66
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    This group is made up of contributing musicians who may change from one record to the next, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But I bought because this release featured the skills of one of my favorite drummers, Mike Portnoy. The group rocks and the playing is still really good and tight. But I just wasn't too wild about the songwriting. I think there could have been more depth there.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome entry for this pop/metal outfit

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    djHEAVEN7
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    Something unique is happening when BabyMetal take to the stage or the studio. A towering monsoon of thundering guitars and percussion along with tight soaring vocals unite in giving the listener a pleasant frenzy. While most of the arrangements are in a foreign tongue , it doesn't matter. BabyMetal knows what they're doing - and hopefully going to do it for a long time.......

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These girls rock!!

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    Kitsune

    Babymetal certainly brings something new to the heavy metal scene. If you were a fan of their previous CD you definitely will not be disappointed this time around. Songs like Karate are going to blow you away. These girls will certainly betray all of your expectations. Don't hesitate to pick this CD up.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A brand new and amazingly fun way to rock out!

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    CavZee
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    I discovered this group in the lead up to the second album's release and have been addicted ever since. The have a wide variety of metal styles to their music but with their own twist on them all. It certainly won't be for everyone but if you have an open mind then may the Fox God bless you too as you discover the awesomeness!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Japanese Metal infused with Pop

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    QuiteFilipinoy
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    I did not know about this band until they featured DragonForce on their Road of Resistance song which made me listen to this album and when it was on sale, I immediately had to buy. The entire album is good and if you're into listening to this kind of stuff. This is way out of what I listen to, but it's also catchy

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Babymetal!!!!

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    Prozac
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    Ok so I knew about the group before buying the album, but what I can tell you is this. The album is heavy! They are a Japanese group that mixes pop idols with metal and it works. This album has the single Karate, and has a host of other great songs that go from heavy crunching metal to ballads, and in between. Very enjoyable cd.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Different...

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    starsintodreams
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    Much like everyone else, I found out about this group through the airing of 'Karate'. I really dug it, so I decided to pick up their full album. While a few of the songs are great and showcase this bands future potential for making good, heavy music, most of the material presented just sounded like over produced filler.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun metal experience

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    Metalhead1385
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    I was somewhat familiar with Babymetal and this is my first time really giving them a solid listen and they do not disappoint. Somehow their mix of shredding metal mixed with sugar coated Japanese pop works very well together and is a fun listen from beginning to end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good fusion of J-pop and Metal

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    Friday13
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    Obviously, due to the nature of the Japanese Idol industry, it feels slightly manufactured and it does not have the same "soul" that traditional metal has, but you can still tell that the band and singers enjoy what they do, and quite frankly that's really what matters in the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    K-Metal at its best.

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    Alterbridgefan1
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    My son studied in Japan turned me onto BabyMetal since we both like to rock out. Had my doubts but must say that it's silly, fun music. Take it for what it is and enjoy. They just started their North American Tour and have sold out at the venue I'm seeing them at. They do have a following and the band kicks a**.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    J-Pop meets heavy metal

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    Rick
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    The combination of sounds probably shouldn't work, but it does. The girls have great voices. The guitar and drums are pure metal. My son bought this, but I think that I (a 50+ dad) have listened to it more than he has. This CD earned them a new fan.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More refined than their first album

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    CrazyTrain21
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    Babymetal has done it again! I was instantly hooked when I first heard their first album and absolutely had to purchase it. Metal Resistance definitely maintains their unique genre, but is also a more refined sound as their mature. I need to see them in concert!

    I would recommend this to a friend