J-Pop Alt-Metal Trio Babymetal Sits on the Shoulder of Rage Against the Machine Guitarist Tom Morello?

Two extremely intense fanbases: Rage Against the Machine and Babymetal. The pioneering Japanese pop / metal project Babymetal had released their fourth full-length record The Other One earlier this year. Nonetheless, Su-metal, Moametal, Momometal, and the Kami band still have more fuel in the tank.

Recently, a collaboration between Babymetal and Rage Against the Machine‘s guitarist Tom Morello was revealed. While the song is fun, it is equally Babymetal by-the-numbers: catchy vocal hooks and modern alternative metal. More enticing is the feature of Morello’s guitar solo in the latter half of the track… and alarmingly, this inclusion in the music video, where he’s projected above the singing / dancing trio like some cyberpunk deity. And then, the laughable climax, Babymetal sit on Tom’s guitar right above his shoulder like hobbits atop a tree.

Watch the video for “Metali!!” (メタり!!)” by Babymetal, featuring Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine:


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