If you’re at all familiar with Babymetal, you know Nakamoto Suzuka, Su-metal, the Queen, the Goddess. One of the first coherent thoughts that people have after discovering the group (you know, after the shock of metal-meets-dance-meets-teens) is “Holy shit, that girl can motherhubbard sing.”
Yeah, I chose audio-only. You sometimes want a clean recording.
This isn’t a full Su-metal profile; we’ll get to that. I just wanted to point everybody toward a rather fascinating series of posts on Reddit from /u/bebii-metaru-desu, who seems to know a thing or two about singing, vocal training, Babymetal, Su-metal and, well, why that progression that we’ve heard over the last few years is only going to get better.
- The Anatomy of Su-Metal’s Voice 1: A Comparison with Carrie Underwood on Tilted Thyroid Cartilage
- The Anatomy of Su-Metal’s Voice 2: A Comparison with Hayley Williams on Connecting Vocal Registers
- The Anatomy of Su-Metal’s Voice 3: Lifting/Lowering the Soft Palate (Wembley Celebration Special Issue)
In fact, as a person who had this song be a deciding factor in becoming a full-on Babymetal fan and who has heard every recorded and in-person live version of that song over time, I can say that I am very excited to hear Babymetal’s new album (just a few weeks away now!) and how all of the members have progressed, but especially to hear just how highly we all should be ranking Su-metal not as an idol, but as a worldwide metal vocalist, period.