Deadlift Lolita

Deadlift Lolita

Years Attended: 2018

DEADLIFT LOLITA is the physically strongest idol group on earth. The group has 2 members: Ladybeard, a Kawaiicore Idol and pro-wrestler, and Reika Saiki, also a pro-wrestler and bodybuilding Idol. The pure destruction of Ladybeard’s screams joins forces with the charm and delicacy of Reika Seiki’s alto vocals to pump you up like never before! With a dance performance guaranteed to burn through the calories, you’re going to need your sports drink by the end of this show!

Deadlift Lolita focuses solely on experience versus raw content, while most other metal is a balance of the two. Musically, there’s not much to decode — attempting to do so would divert from the point anyway. Ladybeard and Reika’s showtime antics/theatrics are designed for one thing: making you smile. But it’s not a gimmick.

Featuring professional production, complex choreography, and vivid aesthetics, Deadlift Lolita is a genuine delight. There’s heart and soul behind the silliness. Ladybeard and Reika are consumed by their vision for metal’s role in pop music, borrowing metal’s penchant for the extreme and using it to amplify pop’s charisma and style. This approach is both pragmatic and inspired, in many ways Deadlift Lolita makes complete sense despite its apparent senselessness. In fact, Deadlift Lolita is an “extreme” metal band, true to the tag’s spirit, staring convention in the face and then completely flooring it with an overly dramatic drop-kick.

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