BABYMETAL has just released a full version of their new song, “Karate.”
The band members consist of Suzuka Nakamoto as “Su-metal”, Yui Mizuno as “Yuimetal”, and Moa Kikuchi as “Moametal”. And whether you like them or not, the Japanese girl group certainly has character. They combine J-pop with heavy metal to create a sound that is all their own, and have become a musical phenomenon around the world.
Last month, the group announced that they will release their second album in April 2016, following the release of their self-titled debut album in 2014. The new track, “Karate,” is off the group’s sophomore effort, Metal Resistance, and is as cute as it is catchy.
Loudwire describes the new track as “incredibly charming. Instrumentally, it’s also heavy as hell. The song’s main riff is way low on the sonic spectrum, chugging away in a no-nonsense djent fashion. The chorus for ‘KARATE’ is one of the catchiest pieces BabyMetal has crafted to date. Again, for fans and maybe even some naysayers, the track is simply undeniable.”
They aren’t wrong. The track is crisp, heavy and definitely unlike anything heard on the radio today. BabyMetal will release Metal Resistance, on April 1, which is also being dubbed “Fox Day” in Japan.
This year will be quite busy for the girl group. BABYMETAL will embark on a world tour beginning in April to promote the new album, in addition to several other appearances. In July, the group will play the Chicago Open Air festival alongside big names in metal such as Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, Marilyn Manson and many more.
“KARATE” is now available for download via iTunes. Fans will receive an instant download of the song with every pre-order of BabyMetal’s Metal Resistance.