Rob Zombie defends BABYMETAL following online criticism

The beauty of metal – often due to its marginalised external standing – is its inclusive traits. However, sadly, sometimes this notion is just a matter of convenience, with certain instances highlighting the contradiction, and fine line between acceptance and ridicule. For every noted case of heavy metal camaraderie there are also moments where ‘purists’ decide to criticise those they don’t consider ‘trve’ (true) metal.

Recently, horror metal enthusiast Rob Zombie posted a photo to his Facebook page, in which the musician posed with contemporary sensations BABYMETAL. Cue keyboard warriors.

Accordingly, Zombie responded to some of the comments on the picture, which can be viewed at the bottom of this post (thanks to a screen grab from the always good folks over at Metal Injection). In the respective responses, the musician supports the young Japanese outfit.

Similarly, BABYMETAL commented on the post, following Zombie‘s statements, writing, “Thank you Rob! The Spirit of HEAVY METAL traversed across the World, rose above language barriers, went beyond generations and created countless legends. See you again at Northern Invasion!”

BABYMETAL released their current album, ‘Metal Resistance‘, earlier in 2016, which we described as, “A pretty cool band, with a damn solid record.”



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