It's cute, but I don't think it has any musical contributions. It's more of an entertainment genre than anything.
I also read an article about what it was like for the kids in these bands and it was a little disturbing. Like the kids are exposed to all this really dark imagery and intense fandom and it can be really difficult for the kids and their parents to deal with.
It's silly but they are having fun so they might as well if they enjoy it! The first one seems like a weird tourism video like "Please come to Japan look how fun everything is!!!" It reminded me of the travel videos they make for my province, this is for my city and the mountains like an hour and a half drive away from my home city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThFCg0tBDck
are some I like. Others, I'm either not familiar with or aren't quite my thing.
Never heard of it till now. It's Terrible. It makes my ears bleed. I'm not really a huge metal fan i stick to alternative or post-hardcore but i do listen to some metal bands so i can sort of tell if it's good or not for a "metal" band. Though, i think most people can tell how shitty this is no matter the genres they tend to listen to 😂
Nay, I don't like it. As a longtime metalhead, I only like ass-kicking metal and I hate all cute things.
Babymetal is more of a brand than a band and most of their fans are anime otaku, emos, scene kids, etc. I'd say they belong with other less aggressive rock bands like the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Paramore, Bring Me the Horizon, Black Veil Brides, etc.
I first saw them a few years ago when they released gimme chocolate. they were dancing in front of a big Jesus statue which made it even more funny... it's weird as fuck but I actually liked the music, lol