"Leave it to the Japanese to mix Metal and Cute-J-Pop" and make it sound respectable (Rob Zombie). I lived in Japan for 2-years (2014-2016) I didn't even hear about Babymetal, until I returned to the states. Wow! I first saw them on Youtube Jamming with Rob Halford in Dec2016 - and was very curious. After seeing their live videos on youtube (several times) and purchasing their 2-studio albums and their Live Wembley and Budokan - I decided to buy this. No complaints here. Like other blurry live concerts I have, this one never has a dull moment (My favs: Rush, Dream theater, Metallica, Prince, VH, etc). The band (instrument players) is very legit metal. It truly doesn't make sense that I have a guilty pleasure enjoying this band and video. Part of it maybe the wonderful time I had in Japan... Part of it may be the experience I had whilst watching Eric Clapton (in person) in the Budokan in 2016... Part of it maybe reminiscing to live albums I grew up with; Cheap Trick, Ozzy, Dream Theater, Winery Dogs and other classic rock acts who've played within this legendary venue.
Noteworthy Comments. - The Bluray is filmed in two difference sequential nights. - During Black Night: Mao-metal fell off the stage during 'Headbaaaangggger!!' - that's why she disappeared half way through the song. Yui-metal slipped during one of the acts - and continued throughout the remaining show. Like a trooper, both dancers performed flawlessly the next evening. - If you decide to buy this, make sure the BR or DVD is marked 'Region free' or 'region-1' . Your player make not work with this medium. Beware on eBay - the copies and bootleg of this album are numerous. I bought this via Amazon-Premum
I have thousands of songs in my music collection and there's only a few bands I have managed to fall in love with as quickly as BabyMetal, even faster than the Beatles. They put up some of the best concerts I have ever seen in my life. You only have to watch one song from this Blu-ray and you'll immediately wish you could go to one of their shows. The girls have so much energy and they look like they are having a lot of fun entertaining their fans. From what I seen in their interviews, they are very mature and humble for their age and they almost always have a smile on their face. I highly recommend you buy this concert Blu-ray, it's a roller coaster ride. Pretty much every song is entertaining and fun to watch and it leaves you with a happy feeling. I hope we see more of BabyMetal in the future, they are one of my favorite bands of all time and that's saying a lot considering I am a huge fan of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who and many other legendary artists.
The mere suggestion that a band like this could work would probably land you in an insane asylum. But work it does. The girls singing and dancing compliment the band perfectly and vice versa. The Kami band are excellent musicians. They sound so tight and each band member take turns doing wonderful solos. The drummer has incredibly fast feet. Moametal and Yuimetal have boundless energy and must be two of the cutest girls on the planet. Sumetal is a real beauty with a voice to match. This is one of my favorite concerts on disc and you owe it to yourself to see this unique and fascinating fusion of jpop and metal in action. Im convinced you'll come away a Babymetal fan.
This is an amazing spectacle that all music fans should see. The singing, dancing, playing, lighting, costumes, videos, are all engineered with precision. The energy is relentless and the show is epic. I highly recommend both nights, which have different costumes and set order. Black Night has more songs; Red Night has more energy.
BABYMETAL RULES! I love heavy metal and i understand that singers want there vocals as heavy as the band is, Maybe that's what hooked me. At first i was a little confused, but there was a big smile on my face and i realized the girls brought a fun and positive energy to metal. Su's voice is pure and powerful Yui and Moa ad a vocal halo around it ( especially on The One ). And the Kami band don't even get me started, as talented as any metal players around! The show is amazing, well shot and the girls energy is boundless, and it doesn't hurt that their cuter than cute! I highly recommend this show!!! Yui Moa and Su Japanese girls o my!.
Extraordinary vocals and dancing from the three extremely talented, hard working young women combined with virtuoso heavy metal masters and creative lighting make this one of the best bands I have ever seen. I grew up with the Beatles and followed rock music through all of the wonderful stages of the 60's, 70's, and 80's while watching the evolution of rock through its many changes and advancements. Babymetal is the culmination of all of rock music's appealing characteristics and they demonstrate their perfection of each element of the genre. I don't know where rock music goes from here. How can musicians sing better, dance better, and play faster or more precisely than Babymetal as they perform such an exciting show????
Great concert aurally and visually! This is coming from a guy who is neither into Metal or J-Pop, by the way...but, somehow, the whole thing just works. Hope they do a follow-up concert DVD for the newer material! I've noticed that the ENGLISH button in the disc menu doesn't seem to do anything. Anybody know why this is? I was expecting at least some subtitles for the Japanese-speaking intro parts that start each concert and some of the individual songs, but no dice. Maybe it works with a different speaker configuration?
my happay place! very impressive and cho kawaii ! this dvd has songs from the 1st babymetal record and also no rain no rainbow which is musically stellar, su-metal is elegant and perfect. black night dvd also has kimi to anime ga mitai which is just a cute-overload treat and musically satisfying as well overall the performance and production is good but a bit rough (live) and somewhat light on the low-end frequencies, sometimes the cameras don't follow the action as much as i like (maybe it's intentional to not show an imperfection- like poor yui-metalchan falling off stage!) but it's not bad and i do watch it again and again if ur new (or not) to bm, this is a great one to start with or add to the collection of happaydesu! :b
Frankly, I don't even know why I'm writing this review. If you know about Babymetal, its a no brainer. At about 20 bucks, you can't go wrong.
For those who may not know about them....why are you even reading this if you don't know about them.....after all....Babymetal, that sounds like a oxymoron.
Guess what, that's what I thought too. I came across them quite by accident. Was looking for old songs on youtube, and one of the links that always appears on the side was Babymetal. When I seen it, I thought it would be a bunch of 10 year olds trying to act like Metalica.
But I thought, wth, it should be a hoot.....so I clicked on it.
Well the video started and there were these guys dressed in white sheets with makeup on. They were laying down some pretty good heavy metal type music. I thought to myself....why the name Babymetal.
Then here comes these 3 young ladies on stage. I thought....well this is not going to end well.
Admittedly, at first I thought this was stupid..
Little by little, It started to get to me. I wasn't sold after first video, but was intrigued enough to watch another.
To make a long story short. After about 3 different videos, I went from this is dumb to this is fantastic.
There is literally nothing out there that compares to the show they put on. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you are open minded and looking for a visual and sound spectacle....this is for you.
This is a fantastic blu-ray concert to own. My experience appreciating Babymetal's 1st album is enhanced by their live performances. Initially only a few songs stood from the album. After watching live renditions I have since changed that mindset. The choreography compliments the music so well that I can't help but be entertained.