WTF? Friday: Babymetal’s sinister J-pop

Babymetal: HeadbangyaBabymetal: Headbangya EP (Toy’s Factory, 7/4/12)

It’s Friday. It’s been a long week. ALARM is here for you.

Formed as an offshoot of Japanese idol group Sakura Gakuin, Babymetal makes J-pop “dance metal” with teenage girls chanting bubblegum-style vocals over speed riffs and classical melodies. The video for “Headbangya” is no less insane, and though it came out last summer, we felt the need to share.

Grab your neck brace. You’re welcome.