As many of you are aware, it takes something truly special and unique to render me speechless. I have a vocal opinion, usually vulgar or crass, on just about everything. This is why I was so stunned on Saturday afternoon after watching the video below while waiting for a plane back to Austin. I was scrolling through Facebook on my phone when I saw an article shared by an old friend of mine. At my startled "Wait, what?", my daughter leaned over and started laughing.
"Yeah, so that's a thing" she said to me. "That band is like a cross between J-Pop and Thrash metal. It's horrifying. They're actually opening for Lady Gaga right now."
Reading the article, their description was similar. The video apparently was a mishmash of I Killed the Prom Queen, Slayer and a totally bonkers and slightly unnerving anime production. This I had to see for myself. It did not disappoint.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you BABYMETAL. I dare you to watch it all.