The 50 best metal bands of all time: 10-01
Shooting to internet fame with their video for Gimme Chocolate,
Babymetal divided the metal scene. Wearing black-and-red tutus,
the cutesy Su-metal, Moametal and Yuimetal twirled and sang their way through catchy songs backed by the anonymous
but technically impressive Kami Band.
To some, they were a Japanese idol band co-opting metal’s tropes
in a cynical cash grab. To others, they were a bona fide addition to metal’s creative canon.
The waters were soon tested when they made their live UK debut
at Sonisphere 2014, drawing massive crowds.
A Star Wars-style intro video explained they were governed
by a mysterious overlord: the Fox God. In fact,
the mastermind behind the band was Kobametal – a metal enthusiast
who worked in media promotions, and never missed the opportunity
for the girls to snap selfies with metal royalty like Metallica.
The following year, Metal Hammer shadowed them for a weekend
as they played a secret set at Download with Dragonforce,
followed by a repeat performance at the Golden God awards.
The mania, even backstage, was Kardashian level.
There was a triumphant Wembley Arena show in support of
2016’s Metal Resistance, and they exploded back home,
playing venues such as the legendary, 55,000-capacity Tokyo Dome.
They even starred in a comicbook.
But in 2018, Babymetal hit a bump: the departure of much-loved member Yuimetal.
They continued with a stand-in dancer chosen from a revolving team of ‘Avengers’, released the global-metal-influenced Metal Galaxy,
and are playing their first headline tours,
establishing themselves as a long-term prospect.
Rest assured, the Fox God knows exactly what he’s doing.
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9. Judas Priest
3. Black Sabbath
2. Iron Maiden