Animetal USA - THE GALAXY EXPRESS 999 (Godiego cover) (actually decent)
Animetal USA - We Are! (One Piece) (butchered) (I love the FUNimation English version but what is this?)
Animetal USA is supposed to be a supergroup: the vocalist sang the legendary Yngwie Malmsteen album The Seventh Sign, the drummer Scott Travis was behind Judas Priest’s revolutionary Painkiller album, and the guitarist is Martin Friedman of speed metal legend Cacophony.
But what the fuck did they do to my favorite anisongus? What a fucking travesty. Couldn’t they have hired an arranger? And a translator-poet that could localize the lyrics to American sensibilities? Who can take those lyrics seriously? This is why I prefer FUNimation English reversioned subs than “professional” accurate weabo fansubs. And, God, even if the lyrics were perfect, the vocal melody is forced! They try to fit different syllable counts into the same interval! I know most Japanese may take pleasure from this music in the same way we weabos enjoy Japanese songs we don’t understand, and that they are the target audience of the band. I just could not accept anything or anyone representing America and do a less than impressive job.