The Japanese music scene isn't just J-Pop and bad Avril Lavigne music videos. Ever since the entire world took notice of 'cute-metal' band Babymetal, heads have turned to see what else the Japanese metal scene can deliver.
Unknown to most, Japanese acts have a huge history with the metal genre and often inspire bands across the pond. 2014 however, looks like it might just be the most prominent time in Japanese metal history. Producing a whole load of new metal bands, it's the perfect time for them to cross the shores announcing themselves to the rest of the metal world.
Here's 11 of the most insane, bat-shit mental Japanese metal bands you need to check out