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Albums Of The Week: Babymetal | The Other One

Visit 10 parallel worlds with the brain-melting Japanese duo's insane concept album.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Last year Babymetal concluded a 10-year journey that culminated in the celebration of the revered Japanese pop-metal band with the vinyl release of the retrospective album 10 Babymetal Years. Later they released a cryptic video that announced Babymetal would be “sealed” from the world until further notice.

Today, Babymetal break the seal, making their return to Earth with their first concept album The Other One. The LP reveals the side of the Babymetal story that has, until now, remained untold. A total of 10 songs have been discovered within The Other One restoration project, with each song representing a unique theme based on 10 separate parallel worlds that they have discovered.

Babymetal were formed in 2010, with a mission to unify the world through heavy metal by creating a fusion of heavy metal and Japanese pop genre. Their music contains a stunning mix of electronic pop, a pinch of alternative and industrial rock, and is leveled up by fast-driven heavy metal. Their live shows are groundbreaking and epic. Babymetal have continued to travel the path of metal with the international release of their three albums, telling the story of the mighty Fox God and his brave metal warriors.

A book about the first 10 years of Babymetal, Bessatsu Kadokawa Souryoku Tokushuu, was released in Japan in October 2020. It contains a long interview with Su-metal and Moametal as well as never-before-heard stories from band producer Kobametal, photos from live shows, a discussion between Demon Kakka and Kobametal, and much more.”