My Reaction to the Whole Lot of Nothing Going on Today

I had the biggest weird-crush on Björk when I was 15.

We could probably have a whole exegesis on Björk that would lead to a list of idols who should study her and aim to those creative and expressive heights. But let’s not.

However: Idols, if you’re serious about a career as a vocalist, you could do much worse than to study Björk.

Babymetal’s ‘KARATE’ Is Here, and It’s Amazing UPDATE: Download ready! Audio also on YouTube!

UPDATE: Currently available for download! iTunes says $1.29, but it becomes a free download if you pre-order the album (which, you know, you should).

Also available on Spotify!

One of the most anticipated single releases of the year so far, period, and something that the international metal community has awaited with dread both great and awful, “KARATE,” the first single off of Babymetal‘s second album, the upcoming Metal Resistance, has landed. Listen above, or dive deeper for the official Metal Resistance trailer and get a sneak peek at the soon-to-be-released music video for “KARATE.” Continue reading

Still Not Sold on Cream n’ Chrome

A quick search of posts shows that I did not in fact add anything about this newer group’s PVs back in December, so I guess it’s still kind of fresh?

Melodic metal-and-stuff idols Cream n’ Chrome released a pair of full-length MVs yesterday. Here’s the better of the two songs:

It’s not bad. It’s just not making me pay attention.

OMG we’re approaching peak idol hipster!