Babymetal’s first album is released next week (26th February 2014). It’s available in two editions, regular and limited with dvd (in fact the limited version is so limited CDJapan are limiting it to one per customer). The album should be quality. Babymetal have had some fantastic singles so far from Sakura Gakuin album track (and first single) Doki Doki Morning, through the superb Ii Ne! to the equally superb Headbanger and onwards to their last singles Ijime, Dame, Zettai and Megitsune. Every single has been damn fine. Suzuka Nakamoto makes a great frontbabymetaller. She has a really good voice and carries the weight of the group with ease. Tracks such as Headbanger are pretty much solo songs and the pv to that shows that she’d be perfectly able to do it all alone. She captures the attention and keeps it. However the cute twosome backing her up add lots of energy and fun to proceedings. In fact Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi make such a strong team you could see them being a future W type of partnership (as in the old H!P group). They just match each other so perfectly.
I wish sort-of-parent-group Sakura Gakuin could have half the success Babymetal have as they are a great idol group and deserve recognition. Even so I am glad at least that Babymetal are doing well. They are a fantastic concept executed perfectly. I expect the album to sell well and just as importantly to be good.
But anyway picspam! Which Metal is your favourite? I can’t decide. Possibly Suzuka but then Yui is so cute. Mind you Moa has been growing on me recently. Tough choice!