Five Totally Insane Japanese Metal Bands
By now, you’re probably well aware of Babymetal–the totally bonkers viral sensation that super-collides cutesy J-pop and extreme riffage–but the group is hardly the only whacked-out heavy-music monster to raise its bizarro head from the country that brought us Godzilla and tentacle porn. Kicking things off with a dose of Babymetal (because can you really get enough?), here are some of our favorite metal acts from the land of the rising sun–ranging from werewolf party rock to baseball-jersey-clad Warriors-worshipping beatdowncore.
Maximum the Hormone
Man with a Mission