BABYMETAL – “Karate” Cover by Nikki Simmons and Andrew Baena

Babymetal is one of the most controversial bands to gain popularity in the recent past (because metalheads are some of the most conservative, narrowminded, traditional, dogmatic music fans of all time), but I think they’re a breath of fresh air and a kick in the pants that metal desperately needs.

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One pair that agrees with me is Nikki Simmons and Andrew Baena, who have put together this cover of Babymetal’s first single “Karate” off their new album.

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