May 13, 2018
Tonight, we faced episode seven of this continuous story with Babymetal.
Before it began, special guest were invited as opening act, Skyharbor.
Skyharbor is a progressive metal band that’s composed of members from different parts of the world. Members from New Delhi and Mumbai, India and also from Cleveland, Ohio, US.
I must say, I was a bit surprised about their set time. Usually opening acts play for perhaps 30 to 45 minutes. They only played for 20 minutes which was about four songs in total. Personally, I was unfamiliar with their sound but they still managed to get my attention. I would highly recommend Skyharbor for anyone that has an interest in a mixture of metal and rock.
Now the time we were all waiting for, Babymetal!
As anticipated, they sure did fulfill my expectations. I’ve been to different metal and rock concerts but these girls were unique in their own way just like every other one. Although, there was one important factor missing, the presence of Yuimetal. Since the beginning of the US tour, fans noticed she was missing.
To clear everyone’s question, it has been confirmed that she is still a member of the group. After reaching them, it has been told that the previous storyline has changed. It all narrows down to the chosen seven which are the hooded figures that are featured.
The group’s spoke person said, “There is a new narrative for the future of the band which is currently evolving. The storyline has changed. This was the basis of the ‘Metal Resistance Episode 7: The Revelation’ video.”
Due to her absence, two onstage dancers were added to accompany Su-metal and Moametal. Together, they gave a magnificent performance for everyone to admire. Before they were on stage, my friends and I interacted with a few fans that were standing around us. We all agreed that we were eager for their performance tonight. As soon as the storyline presentation began, everyone moved forward and soon enough, there was no space between each other.
Song after song, the crowd kept getting crazy! Even with a small amount of space around us, all we could do was join everyone that was jumping around us. Their song list consisted of the following songs:
In the name of
Road of Resistance
Just like any other concert, we made memorable memories. During the songs, we had to watch out for our heads. There were moments were people would crowd surf around us and you would unexpectedly see someone above you. What hyped the audience more, was a fight performance between the two onstage dancers. Punch after kick after turn. they were outstanding.
Also, the most iconic moment of the night, the mosh pit. We knew that it was coming but we were accidentally dragged into it. It was literally next to us and all you could see was people running into each other and enjoying themselves. Luckily two of my friends and I managed to stay together and held on to each other as the mosh pit took place. The last songs were the most memorable from my experience. Together, we swayed to the last song as the concert came to an end.
Overall, this has been a great experience. Coming from Japan, they’ve broken culture boundaries and proved how different music genres can unite people. It was incredible being able to enjoy Babymetal along with my friends and meet new people in the crowd. I’m really looking forward to seeing them play again in Houston in the future. Hopefully we will be one of the “chosen seven.” (pun intended) I highly recommend Babymetal to those who not only find interest in Japanese culture and music, but also to those who are in search of a new heavy metal group to listen to.