Okay so first there was BabyMetal, who are the cutesy, Harajuku school girls who just happen to meld an ultra J-Pop aesthetic with pure early 90’s grind core. Well played. Now three’s LadyBaby who are quite a sight to behold. They have a similar vibe going for them, except for one of the members who is named LadyBeard. Um, trust us. Check it out. Then there’s some ladies who are pure metal, and just so happen to rock that sweet Lolita look. Welcome Band-Maid. Lastly, they aren’t metal, and it’s not even close. But, they are obsessed with hamburgers and that’s awesome. Meet Hamburgirlz. Somewhere Cibo Matto is looking down at them and smiling.
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