Metal Resistance

BABYMETAL - Metal Resistance
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #301 / 764
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
2016 Ratings: #704
April 1, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Metal Sucks

Metal Resistance proves Babymetal’s debut wasn’t just a novelty. It overcomes the sophomore curse spectacularly, no matter what genre you consider it.

83
Consequence of Sound

Anybody still calling this novelty is either ignorant or in denial. BABYMETAL hone a fusion of technical metal, dance music, and power pop that’s both competent and emotionally invigorating. 

80
Alternative Press

On their second album, Metal Resistance, the group prove themselves more than worthy of an honest chance: jackhammering drums, frantic tempos and drilling guitars abound.

80
The Observer

Their second album is a relentless blur of ideas and rule-breaking.

80
Metal Hammer

Babymetal are here to stay and Metal Resistance is a ludicrous but brilliantly executed delight.

60
AllMusic

Metal Resistance is still worth hearing, if only for the half of the record that captures the insanely silly balancing act that their debut managed so well.

60
NME

Maybe that’s the problem with being a novelty group – there’s not much left once it’s worn off.

60
The Needle Drop
Japan's Babymetal continues fusing J-pop and heavy metal on their sophomore album.
Z.Younk
0
An insult to metal as a genre. This album is only fit to wipe your asshole with, but CD would tear up your flesh, and vinyl wouldn't fit in the bowl.
acidfreecookies
75
I'm actually quite shocked by the quality of this. Their debut was awfully inconsistent, with the fantastic Megitsune and some seriously fun stuff thrown in with awful, awful crap. And I honestly didn't think they'd get any better - when does a novelty act ever produce a GOOD follow-up? But they did. The compositions and instrumental work are absolutely tight, it's a mature album with fully developed sounds, some incredible tracks and some seriously shocking moments. Tales of the Destinies in ... read more
exception
31
metal? kpop? no, a hybrid of the two that should not exist. there is a reason that people who often listen to metal dont listen to kpop, and vice versa. not a good mix.
Gowi
69
More consistent in comparison to their debut, but the idol group still has a long way to go before they figure out how to make their music anything more than a short vacation for metal fans and jpop fans alike.
EMR
45
There is not much to say. Karate is a pretty good single, though.
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Year End Lists

#31/Consequence of Sound
#52/Earbuddy

Decade Lists

#70/Kerrang! (2010s)

Track List

  1. Road of Resistance
  2. KARATE
  3. Awadama Fever
  4. YAVA!
  5. Amore
  6. Meta Taro
  7. From Dusk Till Dawn
  8. Gj!
  9. Sis. Anger
  10. No Rain, No Rainbow
  11. Tales of the Destinies
  12. THE ONE
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