Inside Babymetal’s Tour Finale at the Tokyo Dome http://www.teenvogue.com/story/babymetal-tokyo-dome Babymetal has a “no social media” policy for their shows. But even if you were allowed to take photos or videos during Babymetal performances, it would be a total waste of time and battery to attempt to capture the band’s perfectly coordinated choreography, video elements, and totally unique sound that somehow combines J-Pop with heavy metal.
Babymetal’s music is a far cry from what you might think when you hear the term “metal” music. The male-dominated genre has a notorious problem with misogyny and rape/murder fantasies, but Babymetal is taking the sound back, proving that women not only have a place in the genre, they can change it, too.
Of course, Babymetal- and female metal musicians in general - still have a long way to go. From message boards to major websites, debates for and against Babymetal rage on. Luckily, their kill ‘em with kindness approach to haters keeps the band going through the fire. “I don’t expect for people to like the same things, so I don’t feel a need to force people to understand who we are,” says Su-Metal. “That’s just the way life is!” adds Moametal. “Some people like us and some people don’t! There will always be people who will criticize you, but if you believe in yourself, that will become your strength.” That’s the nice thing about Babymetal’s positive vibes and strong self-confidence: it makes them pretty much untouchable.