(also found as idol metal, cute metal or kawaiicore)
A newborn lion looks cute, but when it grows up you do not want to be in its teeth.
How it sounds
Like a 6-year-old performing with Rammstein and Slipknot karaoke at the same time.
As a mix of Japanese pop with heavy metal or even as songs from Anime & Manga in a much more metal performance.
Cute in general.
Why listen to it
Because it is new, cute, and fresh and because they have an impressive stage presence.
Also, sacred monsters of heavy metal have been expressed with positive comments about the genre.
Because you are no longer 15 years old because it sounds very Japanese and not at all brutal.
The same pattern is also repeated over and over again.
Where we meet it
Japan and conquered both the US and the rest of the world.
When did it start
The early 2010s
Who are the pioneers
A milestone is Babymetal‘s self-titled debut album in early 2013.
You have to listen
Days of glory
On the way… It is generally an emerging species
Over-promotion and excessive commercial exploitation it is aimed at a teenage audience, and therefore direct money.
It does not correspond qualitatively in relation to its promotion.
What is it confused with
With children’s songs in a game with the neighbor who practices the guitar at the same time.
Or else with industrial, Death growl, Japanese idol
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
As a musical theme from the Japanese Anime that you watch on TV.