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September 2022
Album review

Babymetal - Metal Galaxy

The party’s still going strong.
Label: Cooking Vinyl
Released: 11th October 2019
Rating: ★★★★
Babymetal - Metal Galaxy
Published: 11:03 am, October 17, 2019Words: Dan Harrison.

Three albums in, and there’s still nothing quite like Babymetal. Though line-up changes may have switched their internal dynamic around for a while, razor-sharp riffs and bubblegum vocals still abound. If anything, ‘Metal Galaxy’ might be more gloriously mad than what’s come before: ‘Oh! MAJINAI’ is Babymetal do scandi-pirate metal, while ‘Brand New Day’ is more dry ice and R&B pop. 

There’s still a strong slice of trademark full-throttle ridiculousness, though. ‘Da Da Dance’ is relentlessly everything, all at once, while ‘Pa Pa Ya!’ mixes both strands to full effect. Babymetal are still a prospect that’s divisive at the very least, but providing you’re still willing to buy into their ‘Metal Galaxy’, the party’s still going strong.


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