Welcome back to the Monday Match Game! We took off last week to allow the Best of 2016 voting process to kick off, but I wanted to bring the game back in time to honor a truly momentous occasion in the history of idol metal.
For the past several weeks, Babymetal has been in the UK, touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. What started off as something of a tepid reaction from fairly unfamiliar crowds has since turned into a bizarre carnival as rock veterans take time out of their own headlining show to incorporate the relative newcomers and … yep, even wish their leader a happy birthday:
— BABYMETAL Newswire (@babymetalnews_) December 18, 2016
This means that thousands of new souls are being converted to the faith of the Fox God, which means that they’ll inevitably find their way online, which means that they too will soon become embroiled in the ultimate question: Who is best metal?
Yes, friends of all ages, we have pitted vocal powerhouses against each other, thrown idols up against civilization-destroying nuclear mutant monsters and even forced Mashiros to fight to the death, but never before have we witnessed a match-up as brutal as this one.
In the red corner, born on the fourth of kawaii, a girl who’s been calling herself “Super” since she was 11, Moametal; in the black corner, her life-long frenemesis, the dimple-powered dance impresario and future creative director of Sakura Gakuin, Yuimetal!
Two cornerstones of the Babymetal Illuminati’s international conspiracy enter, but only one will leave!
Your reward for being a good sport is their Judas Priest medley and birthday cake ceremony.
It’s only a matter of time before Chad Smith moves to Akihabara, isn’t it?