At first glance, death metal and pop music mix as well as oil and water, orange juice and toothpaste, the Starks and the Lannisters.
Yet BABYMETAL is shaking the cages of metalheads and challenging the laws of rock with their candy-coated sonic steel.
The teenage trio delivered saccharine hooks and synchronized dance moves with their ghastly Kami Band shredding behind them at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square on Wednesday night.
The kawaii-metal thrashers were introduced to the mainstream U.S. audience after appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in April. “The interesting thing was, the very next day, we were on board a plane to Los Angeles. The flight attendants already knew who we were from seeing the show the previous night ? ‘I know you! You are BABYMETAL,’” Yuimetal said. “They gave us a lot more snacks and sweets than they usually do.”