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BABYMETAL – Ijime, Dame, Zettai January 14, 2013

Filed under: BABYMETAL — solarblade @ 7:59 pm


Track Listing

  1. Ijime, Dame, Zettai
  2. Catch me if you can (Regular only)
  3. BABYMETAL DEATH (Limited only)
  4. Ijime, Dame, Zettai ~Nemesis ver.~ (Limited only)
  5. Ijime, Dame, Zettai (Air Vocal ver.)
  6. Catch me if you can (Air Vocal ver.)

1. Ijime, Dame, Zettai

I wasn’t expecting BABYMETAL to open the song with a really nice piano solo before the actual song opens things up to their normal level of awesomeness.  I’ve really started to get into the group and I felt that Ijime, Dame, Zettai is probably their most melodic idea yet since there’s not a screaming and a bit more singing from SU-METAL who oddly enough is really great in this song!  The speed drumming could get annoying though which isn’t surprising, but the guitar solos are aplenty and still powerful.  For being 6 minutes long, this was a pretty awesome song!

2. Catch me if you can

Only on the regular editions, we get this B-side which is the shortest song off the entire single at 4 minutes.  This does bring MOAMETAL and YUIMETAL to the forefront and while I think they’re still kind of just side cheerleaders in the group, SU-METAL still is there singing the choruses, but this song isn’t really all that great compared to their last releases.  Plus that smidge of dubstep wasn’t too distracting so that’s a plus? lol.


On the limiteds, we get two extra tracks!  The first is aptly titled BABYMETAL DEATH and boy does that kind of sound a little like foretelling?  The song starts off with this ghostly and flowing chanting style which sounds haunting in a way.  Then the pounding guitars replace that and we get this kind of gothic metal track (which is new for them and I like it).  Though most of the time, you hear the growling repeating ~death, death, death, death~ and some small quips from the ladies but it’s mostly the shouting so it does kind of feel like you’re not really listening to the girls at all.  It’s kind of borderlining useless for me, but the guitar licks and such might keep some people interested.

4. Ijime, Dame, Zettai ~Nemesis ver.~

So we get a remix of Ijime, Dame, Zettai?  I’m not exactly sure what the big difference is between the two tracks because they sound kind of exactly the same to be honest.  Unless if it’s lyrical changes, this is the same thing so I don’t really understand the changes (if there was any to begin with).



BABYMETAL is just getting stronger as a group and with Ijime, Dame, Zettai they’ve really put out a really solid lead track.  It’s just powerful and really makes me love SU-METAL for this (which also includes that Nemesis version even though I don’t get what’s different).  Catch me if you can and BABYMETAL DEATH though have their own issues though…the former is a bit messy and the latter doesn’t have enough substance to it to make it as good as their other songs.  Though with Suzuka graduating Sakura Gakuin, it really makes me worried what will happen with BABYMETAL because I don’t think Moa or Yui can really hold the group by themselves.


2 Responses to “BABYMETAL – Ijime, Dame, Zettai”

  1. sakeilse Says:

    The Nemesis version features the guitarist from Anthrax doing the guitar, who by the way also plays the part of the bullied metalhead in their PV. If you listen to Nemesis version you can hear that both the sound and guitarsolo’s are different. =)

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