Japanese Metal Essentials

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Japanese Metal Essentials

Heavy metal is a global phenomenon, and the Japanese worship it just as fervently as any culture—maybe more so. Ever since the '80s, many of the music's subgenres have taken root in the country's fertile soil: hair metal, thrash, extreme metal, metalcore, but especially avant-garde metal. If for some reason you've never heard BABYMETAL, then prepare to have your brain butchered by weirdness.