The Japan Times: Resistance is futile to Babymetal’s ascent

Ever since Western metalheads got word of the existence of metal-idol trio Babymetal, questions regarding the group’s authenticity have come up. To anyone familiar with Japanese pop music, this isn’t an issue; like all idols, the trio is a pop vehicle engineered to cater to a certain niche subculture.

Continue reading: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2016/04/13/music/cd-reviews/resistance-futile-babymetals-ascent/

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