Review: Live At Wembley

After the huge success with their sophomore album, Metal Resistance. Babymetal have went onto perform many sold out shows and in doing so, the group recorded their huge show at London’s Wembley Arena. The result is a surprisingly excellent live offering that will amuse fans of the band and may put a lot of doubt to rest.

It is safe to say that Live At Wembley establishes Babymetal as a proper live act, one that could give some of the best in the world a run for their money. The band themselves are professional from start to finish. The drums are phenomenal and the guitar work is impressive to say the least. They re-create those fantastic beats, melodies and riffs that is found on Babymetal’s first two albums with perfect accuracy. My personal favourites being Meta Taro, Awadama Fever and Ijime, Dame, Zettai.

The vocals on Live At Wembley are quite strong, up front and clear for the most part. Su-Metal sings her heart out, giving it her all in the fantastic The One. The backing vocals from Yuimetal and Moametal do exactly what they need to. There are moments where the backing tracks are noticeable but don’t actually intrude on the bands performance. They have been very wisely mixed into the background, just enough to be effective.

I’m a bit disappointed that the entire set list was not released and the packaging is a little lacking in information. But in terms of sound, this is a good CD that I would highly recommend for those who doubt Babymetal’s ability to play live. The performance is extremely energetic and does not let down for a single second. It really makes me wish I was there to witness the bands performance in person.

Rating : 8 / 10

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Track Listing :

  1. Babymetal Death
  2. Awadama Fever`
  3. Yava!
  4. GJ!
  5. Doki Doki ? Morning
  6. Meta Taro
  7. Amore
  8. Megitsune
  9. Karate
  10. Ijime, Dame, Zettai
  11. Gimme Chocolate!!
  12. The One
  13. Road of Resistance