TOP 10 IDOL MV – October 2020

Top 10 Idol MV - October 2020

Another month has passed, which means that we need another Top 10 of the latest MV’s. Check out this list of the best alt-idol music videos of October!


10) 緋鬼籠帝國 (Hikikomo Teikoku) – Shelter

While it’s not the most unique video out there, 緋鬼籠帝國 (Hikikomo Teikoku)’s debut MV perfectly shows how badass this unit is. The dynamic and powerful sound of “Shelter” combining melodic death, power metal and metalcore is a pretty good start for this group.


9) femme fatale – 安眠swimming (Anmin Swimming)

Since their first single, femme fatale have never disappointed me yet. The otherworldly, rich and detailed video combined with the usual 80s-like synth pop sound of “安眠swimming” (Anmin Swimming) is another proof of the greatness of this duo. Bonus points for the pony.


8) NELN – Milk

NELN keeps releasing great singles one after another and this one is no exception. The catchy synth pop sound of “MILK”, alternating atmospheric and intense semi-rock parts, brings the four girls through any kind of TVs and monitors in this new music video.


7) 天空音パレード (TOP / Tenku On Parade) – バジリスク (Basilisk)

I have to admit this was the first time I met 天空音パレード (Tenku On Parade) and I regret not listening to them until now. While they use more typical idol vocal lines, the powerful rock/metal sound supporting them in “Basilisk” is definitely worth more than just a listen.


6) BiSH – STORY OF DUTY

I’ve never been a fan of Call Of Duty and BiSH is surely not my favorite idol group. But how can you not love this destructive digital hardcore song together with a war themed MV? If this will be the soundtrack for WWIII, I almost wish it would start right now. Just kidding, don’t do it please.


5) 会心ノ一撃 (Kaishin No Ichigeki) – パステル (Pastel)

The delicate sound of 会心ノ一撃 (Kaishin No Ichigeki) is perfectly represented by the ethereal atmosphere of its MV, which shows the group’s live activities, often in drawing-like style. This one deserved to be in the Top 3, but well, there was a lot of good stuff last month.


4) NEO JAPONISM – LEGEND OF BATACHIKI 〜バタチキ伝説〜

NEO JAPONISM goes full Egyptian with “LEGEND OF BATACHIKI”, mixing the sounds of pharaohs and pyramids with their usual alternative metal. There is also a short reggae part which doesn’t really belong there, but isn’t this why we love this kind of idols?


3) リリィカオナ (LiLii Kaona) – Europa

Ok, it was released in Spooktober, but I didn’t really expect リリィカオナ (LiLii Kaona) to get this creepy in the MV for “Europa”. Although the song is a quite relaxing electronic-synth pop one, the things shown in the video give it a more eerie aura. And yes, of course I love it, how could I not?


2) 始発待ちアンダーグラウンド (Shihatsu-Machi Underground) – 高電圧反抗少女 (Kō Den’atsu Hankō Shōjo)

For the second time in a row, 始発待ちアンダーグラウンド (Shihatsu-Machi Underground) manage to get in the Top 3. While the video is not as interesting as the previous one, it still looks pretty cool and “高電圧反抗少女” (Kō Den’atsu Hankō Shōjo) shows the awesomeness of their psychedelic music at its best. One of the most underrated units out there, no doubt about it.


1) DESURABBITS – アイコトバ (Aikotoba)

I still remember the day I discovered DESURABBITS through their first MV. Watching the one for “アイコトバ” (Aikotoba) made me realize once again how incredible this unit is. They literally grew up in this group and became one of the most important artists of this alt-idol scene. I’d like to give them a career award, but for now let’s settle with the first place of this Top 10.


That was all for October… or maybe not. Since there was a lot of good MVs I couldn’t include, here’s some of them!

Honorable Mentions

TOP 10 IDOL MV – September 2020

Top 10 Idol MV: September 2020

September is gone, putting an end to summer as well; IdolOnChaos also celebrated its first year of activity. Isn’t it a good chance to start another new thing? Starting this month, we are going to have a monthly chart of the Top 10 idol MVs. Are you ready? Let’s go.


10) 韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん (Infume! Dope-Chan) – Another Day

I may be biased towards them, but I always enjoy some new music from 韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん (Infume! Dope-Chan). Mixing pop and hip-hop, “Another Day” is a quiet song with an atmosphere perfectly represented by the shores of the video, featuring both melancholy and hope in the light of the setting sun.


9) CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL – 偶像少女B2F (Gūzō Shōjo B2F)

“偶像少女” (Gūzō Shōjo B2F) is not your average MV: it’s almost a short movie interweaving with live shots of the group, even with the music starting after a 90 seconds long intro. CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL tries to tell a story with their rock sound as its soundtrack, and it works perfectly.


8) 激情リフレイン (Gekizyou Refrain) – 逆転カラフリズム (Gyakuten Colorfulism)

When a group at its debut releases a song this good, you can’t help but listen to it at least once a day for a month. The first MV by 激情リフレイン (Gekizyou Refrain) brings us some good powerful metal music with two harsh vocalists providing a good amount of aggressiveness.


7) TENRIN – アーティファクト (Artifact)

TENRIN is a very promising unit and “アーティファクト” (Artifact) is a perfect example of their greatness. Their melodic alternative metal sound with just a tiny bit of post-rock is really enjoyable, not to mention the nice vocals of the five girls. I have high expectations for this group and they are not disappointing me.


6) The Grateful a MogAAAz – もっと燃えて生きたいもんだぜ (Motto moete ikitai monda ze)

Industrial rock idols sounds like a cool concept and The Grateful a MogAAAz proved it with their latest MV. Mechanical beats, acid synths and electric guitars blend together in “もっと燃えて生きたいもんだぜ” (Motto moete ikitai monda ze), while the girls fight with each other like in those good old martial arts movies.


5) meme tokyo. – スーサイド ボーダレス (SUICIDE BORDERLESS)

When it comes to weirdness, meme tokyo. are getting one of the strongest units; and at the same time, they sound really catchy. “SUICIDE BORDERLESS” may be described like a chaotic pop song, featuring slapped bass lines, mind-blowing electronic effects and melodic vocal lines.


4) ZSASZ – ときどきひかる (Tokidoki Hikaru)

While it’s not really the most unique video ever, I can assure you that you’ll find yourself watching the laser lights of “ときどきひかる” (Tokidoki Hikaru) many, many times over. Put them together with the five astonishing girls of Zsasz and a song mixing genres ranging from post-hardcore to hip-hop and you’ll see why.


3) PIGGS – クマンバチの独白 (Kumanbachi No Dokuhaku)

It wouldn’t be fair to exclude the new group created by the queen of alt-idol herself, Pour Lui. PIGGS deliver a very intense and catchy punk song with a really enjoyable hook, together with a one shot camera video showing all of the girls’ energy.


2) 始発待ちアンダーグラウンド (Shihatsu-Machi Underground) – ハレルヤ (Hallelujah)

We talked about this one before, so it’s only natural to mention it again in this Top 10. Shihatsu-Machi Underground take the psychedelic aspect of their sound to another level, literally forcing our minds to travel through unknown dimensions. The video is also very weird, which is a good reason to consider it as one of the best MVs of September.


1) NECRONOMIDOL – santa sangre

Not really surprising considering what they did, but NECRONOMIDOL‘s latest MV totally deserves the first place of this chart. The 80s synth pop with some hard rock hints of “Santa Sangre” combined with a video of four girls trapped in a bathroom going crazy and killing each other is priceless. Creepy and bloody as hell.


That was all for September; of course, you can find more videos in the Idol-Tube section. See you next month for another Top 10!

始発待ちアンダーグラウンド (Shihatsu-machi Underground) – ハレルヤ (Hallelujah)

始発待ちアンダーグラウンド (Shihatsu-machi Underground)

始発待ちアンダーグラウンド (Shihatsu-machi Underground) are back with a single titled ハレルヤ (Hallelujah), a mind-blowing and psychedelic rock song with an even weirder MV.

Somehow I was almost missing this MV, and when I miss something it’s usual something big; especially in this case, since we’re dealing with 始発待ちアンダーグラウンド (Shihatsu-machi Underground). Needless to say, “ハレルヤ” (Hallelujah) is one of the best songs I’ve heard in the last few weeks. Are you ready for a creepy-yet-fascinating time travel? If not, get ready anyway, as we are going back of a few decades.

The song seems to come straight from the 70s, shamelessly drawing from the psychedelic rock sound of those years. The rich and obsessive drum beat, the repetitive bassline, the kaleidoscopic guitars making use of the weirdest and most alien-sounding effects and some elegant piano notes in the background: everything is ready to travel back to the past, when this otherworldly kind of music gave us a lot of influential bands. Of course, the three girls of Shihatsu-machi Underground join this trippy mess with their vocals, shining especially during the chorus.

The video looks as old-ish as the music, all shot in black and white and featuring what seems to be Cthulhu’s younger brother carried in a bag by a cool-looking guy, which then proceeds to impress a beautiful girl by feeding it with a parfait; meanwhile, Shihatsu-machi Underground seems to be astonished by something high up in the sky… but I’ll let you guess what it is.


Anyway, this group keeps impressing me with their uniqueness, taking back a music style which today is obviously not as big as before, but still manages to entertain us with its mind-blowing sounds. Shihatsu-machi Underground know that this genre still has a lot of potential and are doing a great job with it.

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