Live at Budokan: Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse, a show review (Babymetal)

A show review written by Lee Sonogan

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Wanting to write about the Japanese Kawaii (Babymetal not Baby Metal) in more depth, there live performance is as good as however you first decide to judge the band. In this two content live video release, the youngest female act peaked number one on the Oricon Blu-ray chart. Aside from the choreography plus cute/creepy imagery, the young adults and physical musicians are very talented.

Tracklist for Red Night and Black Night Apocalypse:

  • Megitsune
  • Doki Doki – Morning
  • Gimme Chocolate (Recommended)
  • Line
  • Catch Me IF You Can
  • Uki Uki – Midnight
  • Mischiefs of Metal Gods (Recommended)
  • Rondo of Nightmare (Recommended)
  • Onedari Daisakusen
  • Song 4
  • Akatsuki
  • Babymetal Death
  • Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!! (Recommended)
  • Iijime, Dame, Zettai (Recommended)
  • Kimi to Anime Ga Mitai – Answer for Animation With You

I am not ashamed to be a fan of Babymetal as its combination of pop/metal is the taste of experimentation that resonates with me. In my favourite song purely instrumental, Rondo of Nightmare shines brighter than the rest even though it is a preparation intro for another song. In post-genre times, the tunes will either remind you of Dragon Ball Z, or YouTuber Poppy’s music who is probably influenced by this band.

For a show, it was very satisfying although; in 2020 their newer and fresher singles would make for a greater overall show. Regardless, it’s high production in skill and sets reflect their authentic style. With the range of voice and diverse rhythms in presentational flow, you got to credit the performance art in pure originality and passion. Having only one rescheduled show in 2021, my mind will be blown if they announce a date in Melbourne Australia.


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