Archiv für Dezember 2018

Gai – Damnation 12“

Gai originally released this noisy monster on tape in 1984, this here is a vinyl re-release from the late nineties. The recording is a lot noisier than on Extermination, and the playing is somewhat faster, so here Gai sound a lot more unrestrained than on their vinyl debut. The songs are also somewhat more „diverse“; there’s slower songs and a rough version of the „melodic“ I Love You. Some of these tracks would later be released on the Swankys‘ debut „This Is My Lifestyle“ (which means they also made it onto this bootleg). Rip Off, Sell Out, Money Grab?

You decide! ;)

Assault – ST 7“

Released in 1999 on Loud Hatred Records, this is Assault’s 1st 7“. The three songs on their debut are powerful, kind of anthemic and catchy hardcore, with some cool guitar harmonies and background chants. They definitely split up too soon, before they could release a full length album. Damn.

Get is, this is great shit.

Destruction – Discography 1998-2011 Tape

Nope, these guys are not that somewhat well known german power trio from Weil am Rhein. THIS Destruction were not quite typically japanese in their sound, playing political, melodic crustcore. In their time they released a tape single, a split 7“ and some compilation tracks. As the name suggests, this tape compiles all their releases. I only discovered them since they share members with the incredible Unarm whom I can‘t help but worship to hell and back, haha.

Get it!

Zetu – Ninja Attack! 7“

Zetu were a short lived hardcore band from Kōbe who sadly only managed to release a demo, this 2012 7“ and a couple of compilation tracks. Musically they were kinda similar to Vendetta or Skizophrenia: simple, powerful and driving take-no-prisoners hardcore punk à la E.A.T.E.R. or Missbrukarna. Definitely awesome shit.

A ninja attack. Bet you never saw that one coming. Harhar.

Warriors – Wild Cherry 12″

The Warriors‘ second release from 1986. The four songs are catchy, melodic punk with a bit of rock‘n'roll (and one ballad) thrown in, quite similar in style to their first 7“ from the same year. Some copies came with a freebie flexi of the song Feel Good, my 12“ sadly came without it.

It’s still very much feelgood music! In a good way!