Archiv für Februar 2019

The Rockers – WHO TH rROCKERS LP

The 1980 debut album by The Rockers, no matter how you might want to spell them! Coming out of the Mentai Rock Scene, they were among Japan’s earliest bands to play punk-inspired rock music. The music on their debut is fast and powerful, but more like sped up and dirtied rock‘n'roll rather than pure punk rock. Although their debut was only released in 1980 and on a major label nonetheless, The Rockers were still and important early punk band.

Who?

ME♀SS – Get Into A Mess 7“

This flexi 7“ was Me♀ss‘ debut release from 1986. They played very tight and fast hardcore, sometimes being very metallic (as in the chug-a-chugging instrumental intro), sometimes being pretty punky. Me♀ss went on to release two albums, one 8“ and a number of compilation tracks. Though I‘m not completely sure, Me♀ss‘ band name was probably derived from the japanese „mesu“, meaning female and being pronounced roughly similar to the english „mess“. It would also explain the venus sign in the name. Although the name is occasionally transscribed as „Mess“, it probably does not mean „mess“.

What a mess!

The Sexual – Complete Discography 1983 – 1985 LP

This LP is an fanclub edition of Sexual’s official Complete Discography CD release. It contains their two flexi 7“es, their two tracks off the Jisatsu Omnibus, four previously unreleased demo tracks and two live tracks. This is truly classic mid-eighties japanese hardcore, musically wild, vicious and powerful (and as I mentioned before, their english is sung with the thickest japanese accent you could wish for).

This is as good as it gets!

Crow – 血涙 LP

I guess I‘ll have a hard time describing this LP without sounding like a pathetic fanboy, but this album IS that good: evil, metallic, brutally powerful, dark and atmospheric. Even the slower parts of this album are just as full of incredible tension and power. A number of songs are re-recorded versions off previous releases. God Of Chaos, Give Up All Hope and A Door To An End are pretty similar to the older versions (though Give Up All Hope gained LOTS of power), while Anarchy, Chaos, Destruction is almost an entirely new (and also far more powerful) song when compared to the original. It also gained two minutes of feedback in the beginning to really kick off the album, hehe.

Metal Machine Music, anyone?