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BABYMETALMETAL RESISTANCE

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ While I won’t go so far as to call BABYMETAL victims of the sophomore slump, there is definitely a new aimless quality to the music on this album. The shredding is as ridiculous as ever, and there’s some catchy shit on here, but you’re also lacking any classic memorable moments. Instead, you’re left with a musical concept that leans more than ever into chiptune and metalcore territories. Still, the ambition is recognizable throughout the album, even if the efforts don’t always succeed. Definitely worth listening to all the way through, especially the heavily-DT-inspired “Tales Of The Destinies/The One” closer as a total triumph.