METAL RESISTANCE’s epic six-and-a-half minute closer is, on first listen, a strange, unwieldy beast. Starting out with the delicate, high-sheen, piano-led delivery of cartoon princesses before layering on some soaring six-strings lifted straight from power ballads’ 1980s golden era, then closing with a powerful group chant, it feels just a little bit overblown, even by BABYMETAL standards. Plug into the song’s affirmative message, though, and it becomes a rousing call-to-arms. ‘You know that this is the end of the world,’ SU-METAL sings. ‘This is our song / This is our dream / Please take us to the land of dreams.’ Seeing the band perform this to packed arenas, it’s hard to believe they’re not already there.