Babymetal's new album, The Other One, isn't due out until March 24th, but today (January 18th), the Japanese kawaii-metal trailblazers have given fans a taste of the whole damn thing. The 10-track LP will be the group's first full-length in four years and it's their first-ever concept album; needless to say, fans — including our readers, who voted The Other One, among their five most anticipated releases of 2023 — are super hyped on it.
So far, the singles have been wildly different from what fans have come to expect from Babymetal. The band's signature dance-y cheeriness has been swapped with brooding prog passages ("Divine Attack") and elements of djenty balladry ("Monochrome"). Hear clips of The Other One's other eight cuts in the new album trailer above.
The Other One tracklist:
Divine Attack – Shingeki –
Light and Darkness