Metal Resistance

BABYMETAL - Metal Resistance
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2016 Ratings: #181 / 905
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2016 Ratings: #452
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Classic Rock

Sometimes overwhelming, mostly exhilarating and occasionally jaw-dropping, Metal Resistance may well be the greatest album ever made. Ten out of ten? If I could I’d give it eleven…

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.

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. 

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.

The Observer

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

Metal Hammer

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


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.


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

The Needle Drop
Japan's Babymetal continues fusing J-pop and heavy metal on their sophomore album.
Just as perfect as their debut album.
Love that how self-titled ended, that's how Metal Resistance started.
Karate, Awadama Fever, Sis.Anger and Tales of the Destinies freaking got me, especially the latter. Those glitchy guitar riffs, I can never get those out of my memory and I'm happy about it.
From Dusk Till Dawn was so heavenly. Not afraid to give this masterpiece a 100/100. I could go beyond If I had the option...
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
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.
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.
Lol its not terrible but I wouldn't listen to this
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Year End Lists

#31/Consequence of Sound

Track List

  1. Road of Resistance
  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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Added on: February 27, 2016