Benitsuki -Akatsuki- (Regular only)
Onedari Daisakusen (Limited only)
Megitsune (Air Vocal ver.)
Akatsuki (Air Vocal ver.)
Taking a bit more of a heavier synth style to add alongside their metal sound, BABYMETAL is definitely a push back to their first song because you can really hear them being a mix of idol and metal and I’m loving every minute of Megitsune! Of course this song is pretty hardcore and even the slow parts is pretty badass! I’m not even missing the two younger members because they’re covered up by the arrangement while SU-METAL is just kicking ass. This song was a winner in my book!
2. Benitsuki -Akatsuki-
The regular edition has Benitsuki -Akatsuki- which begins with SU-METAL singing the opening lines in a very light piano-fronted arrangement. Though all worries go away when the song becomes fast and pounding (which I’ve said in the past that those kind of drum beats do annoy me in metal songs because they just pound in your mind). Though they do go away, but there’s a lot of percussion lol. Akatsuki is pretty good and then I start to question where the other two members are because they are lying low in this track. I don’t think it’s quite as good as “Megitsune” but it’s a good B-side.
3. Onedari Daisakusen
On the Limited versions, we get Onedari Daisakusen and we get to hear a lot more of the younger members (actually quite a lot) and they’re doing some rapping against the heavy metal background which seems to be cool, but a little meh…could’ve been a Momoiro Clover Z track xD. It’s definitely a song that could be well executed at lives but in studio form, Onedari Daisakusen seem to be a little off putting, especially for really no SU-METAL.
With an album announced for October and feeling a bit better that SU-METAL is sticking around a tad bit longer (remember, she graduated from Sakura Gakuin recently) I think Megitsune was a better turnout than “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” did. The A-side is definitely what I was hoping for and they kicked ass!!! Plus I was not bothered that MOAMETAL and YUIMETAL were kind of blemishes to both the A-side and Benitsuki -Akatsuki-. Though that being said, Onedari Daisakusen on the other hand was really just those two and not a whole lot of SU. Not bad of a single overall and I’m excited for the album!