The Babyklok tour lived up to its promises Sunday, September 24 at The Rave, delivering a night of metal mastery that will resonate in the hearts of fans for years to come.

Opening act Jason Richardson set the stage with an awe-inspiring display of guitar virtuosity, setting the perfect tone for the evening. Following suit, Babymetal showcased their unique blend of metal and J-pop, captivating the audience with their infectious energy and extraordinary performance. And as the night reached near its closing, Dethklok descended upon the stage, ending the show with a cataclysmic display of sonic power. This tour was an unadulterated metal experience, leaving no doubt that the Babyklok tour will stand as a monument to the genre’s enduring spirit and power.

Jason Richardson’s performance was nothing short of a sonic spectacle, showcasing his musical prowess with electrifying renditions of fan-favorite tracks. “Tendenitis” reverberated through the venue, with Richardson’s impeccable fretwork and lightning-fast guitar riffs leaving the crowd in awe. “Sparrow” brought a melodic interlude to the set, highlighting Richardson’s versatility and mastery of intricately brutal melodies. “Retrograde” began to bring the set to a climactic moment, with its thunderous beats and technical brilliance, leaving the audience stunned in appreciation. Richardson’s virtuosity and command of his craft were on full display, solidifying his place as a guitar icon in the metal scene as a solo artist, alongside his work in the bands Born Of Osiris, Chelsea’s Grin, and All That Remains.

Next, co-headliner Babymetal kicked off the night with the iconic “Babymetal Death.” The trio and their Kami Band immediately took control of the stage, effortlessly whipping the capacity crowd into a metal induced frenzy. “Gimme Chocolate!!” and “PA PA YA!!” propelled the energy forward, with the euphoric beats and dynamic choreography driving the fans into a state of sparkling joy. “Distortion” and “BxMxC” showcased the group’s evolution and experimentation, pushing musical boundaries and thrilling the audience. “Mirror Mirror” and “Monochrome” picked up the pace, revealing Babymetal’s artistry and vocal prowess. But it was the explosive renditions of “METALI!!,” “Megitsune,” and “Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!” that ignited the night, each song a testament to their electrifying showmanship. The grand finale, “Road Of Resistance,” united fans in a powerful crescendo, leaving Milwaukee with an unforgettable musical experience.

Babymetal has amassed a devoted global following that transcends conventional genre boundaries. Fans, often referred to as “The One,” embody a diverse and passionate community united by a shared love for the band’s dynamic performances and cultural impact. Central to Babymetal’s mythos is the enigmatic “Fox God” or “Kitsune-sama,” a symbolic entity believed to guide and protect the group. The band’s narrative unfolds within a mythological realm, where the trio, SU-METAL, MOAMETAL, and MOMOMETAL, embark on a journey, channeling the power of the Fox God through their music to vanquish dark forces and spread messages of unity and hope. This elaborate blend of folklore and musical artistry adds depth and intrigue to their performances, resonating deeply with fans and creating a truly unique musical experience.

Dethklok, both as a virtual band and a central element of the animated TV show Metalocalypse, encapsulates the epitome of satirical brilliance in the world of heavy metal, being a fictional band notorious for their darkly comedic and brutally intense performances. The animated series chronicles the band’s adventures, providing a lampooning yet loving portrayal of the music industry and metal culture. Led by the enigmatic and often oblivious Nathan Explosion, the band’s lineup includes Toki Wartooth, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, William Murderface, and Pickles, each a caricature embodying various metal stereotypes. The show explores themes of fame, corporate absurdity, and the profound impact of metal music on a larger-than-life scale, all while serving up an abundance of gory and over-the-top humor. Dethklok and Metalocalypse have become iconic fixtures in metal lore, offering fans a gleefully raucous glimpse into a fictional metal universe.

Reviewing Dethklok, a band that exists solely within the realm of a satirical animated series, is a delicious irony in itself. The irony lies in the fact that it’s a fictional band that’s been brought to life in the minds and hearts of fans, gaining a massive following and even releasing actual music. This blend of fiction and reality blurs the lines between genuine critique and the underlying satire, creating a unique and intricate layer of appreciation and amusement for both the show and the music itself. It’s a testament to the creative genius of the show’s creators that Dethklok, a parody, has carved its own niche in the metal community, generating genuine enthusiasm and critical analysis. Giving an actual review of Dethklok’s performance in Milwaukee therefore becomes absurd and pointless because it would create an infinite feedback loop of irony. The concert was, in a word, brutal, embodying the raw essence of metal, and the packed venue underscored the triumph of the Babyklok tour.

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