Video: BABYMETAL – ヘドバンギャー!![ Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!! ]

Japan’s BABYMETAL is an offshoot of the idol group Sakura Gakuin. They are the second side group to form from the group Twinklestars. Got that, gaijin? Anyway, their concept is a fusion of idol pop and metal, which is unquestionably the perfect soundtrack for most every video game.

In the video for “ヘドバンギャー!” (translation: “Headbanger”) a school girl takes out a coveted neck brace from a box that slowly drops from the sky. She needs her brace due to her love of — you guessed it — headbanging. And rock out she does to this epic pop-metal tune. BABYMETAL aren’t babies or metal. But somehow members Su-Metal, Moametal and Yuimetal make it all work.

Darren Ressler