My Top 3 Favorite Japanese Metal Bands

K-Pop and J-Pop are becoming more popular in America, but I think Americans should also be aware of the heavy metal bands coming out of Japan

3. Aldious


A Japanese all-female power metal band from Osaka, formed in 2008 by guitarist Yoshi and vocalist Rami. After a few member changes, they released their debut EP Dear Slave the following year and soon after formed their own record label,

2. BABYMETAL


Even in Western countries you should have heard of Babymetal by now because their popularity is still rising. They are a Japanese kawaii (cute) metal band. Originally consisting of Suzuka Nakamotoas "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal", the band was formed with the concept of a fusion of the heavy metal and Japanese idol genres. The band is managed by Kobametal from the Amuse talent agency. Their vocals are backed by heavy metal instrumentation played by the Kami Band during live performances.

1. BAND-MAID


Lesser known than Babymetal and Aldious, BAND-MAID is definitely worth paying attention to because of their focus on solid heavy metal and an amazing bass player. The powerful bass lines can definitely be heard in the song "Dice" featured bellow.


They even played an April Fool's joke on fans by pretending to change their name to BAND-MAIKO with a damn good song "secret MAIKO lips"



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  • Babymetal were an amusing novelty but i don't think we need too many more in that style. I still have respect for the old-timey Japanese metal bands like Loudness, Sabbat and Gallhammer.

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    • To be fair Aldious don't sound too bad, although they're more kawaii than I usually like.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2meWkWqc-I

    This is the only kind of jap metal I found worthy of a listen

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  • What a pathetic travesty.
    No Abigail, no Sabbat , no Loudness.

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  • Nah... I'll stick to Norwegian and German metal thanks. This stuff makes me want to puke.

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  • Japanese metal girls are hot. I have to have a cold shower now.

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  • I did not even know Japanese Metal existed. Till now lol

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  • Band-Maid.

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  • Good take

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  • well not for me im out

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  • Babymetal is awesom

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  • Thank you for this!

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  • Sabbat

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  • Fu%% this shit it's not popular in America
    Jpop Koop whatever

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