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Metal Galaxy

Babymetal

Metal Galaxy

Third album from the Japanese kawaii metal band and first since Yuimetal left due to ill health

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Absolute
UK Release date
11/10/2019
US Release date
11/10/2019
  1. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    With its awesome blend of musical styles, all infused with some form of metal aggression, this record is BABYMETAL at their most adventurous
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  2. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    It’s extremely well-produced and polished, to a point of occasional sickly sweetness, and the sometimes squeaky vocals and cheesy, inoffensive themes might not be to everyone's taste, but Metal Galaxy had me bopping along with a beaming smile throughout its whole 57 minute runtime
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  3. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    On Metal Galaxy, what little caution they had left has been thrown headlong into a hurricane, and they’re only stronger for it
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  4. 7.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Metal doesn't get any more fun than this
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  5. 7.0 |   The Music

    'Metal Galaxy' should continue their world-conquering momentum
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  6. 7.0 |   All Music

    Metal Galaxy tweaks the recipe just enough to feel fresh while maintaining the meticulous attention to detail and decibels that have made the group such an unlikely international success
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  7. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    All in all, Metal Galaxy prepares fans for an even more exciting live showpiece, one with catchy anthems and unusual flavours within that mix
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  8. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Metal Galaxy dances along this line in admittedly very fun way, but that fun is at the expense of true depth and soul
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  9. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There’s no denying the entertainment factor is high
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  10. 6.0 |   NME

    The J-pop-metal sensations' third album continues their voyage from the sublime to the ridiculous – and back again – and will prove as divisive as ever
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  11. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The band’s third, and possibly best, album combines their familiar sugary pop melodies mashed with thrashing metal
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  12. 6.0 |   Clash

    The band is trying to branch out to new sonic territories, and at the end of the day, where else are you going to get such a batshit mixture of cultures? Ronguraibujapan!
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  13. 4.7 |   Pitchfork

    After fusing J-Pop and heavy metal to great fanfare, the duo recruit international guests to expand their sound into even more unlikely hybrids
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