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Warhead + ORdER – Don‘t Give‘n To Any Pressure!! + Space Junk 7“

I don‘t think Kyoto’s absolute hardcore monsters Warhead really need any introduction; OrdER are another of those long running bands who had a revolving door of former band members (did I use that metaphor correctly? Fuck it.) over their years. Warhead’s song is an overdriven mid-tempo stomper, while OrdER’s Space Junk is catchy and driving with a little ecclecticist weirdness thrown in.

Sorry, but I just can‘t come up with a better description today.

鉄アレイ + Warhead – 鉄弾頭 2015 7″

To me, bands covering each other usually amounts to not much more than gimmicky, novelty releases. Boy, does this 7“ here prove me wrong! It’s hard to decide, which band pays better tribute to the other: Warhead going full overdriven crazy on Tetsu Arei’s heavy, Burning Spirits hardcore, or Tetsu Arei infusing Warhead’s insanity with their totally in control heavyness. Still, the winner to me is Warhead’s Under The Moonlight as played by Tetsu Arei. Incredibly good!

Under the moonlight cry out!

v.a. One Shot One Kill LP

Of the bands on this compilation, the glue sniffers of Warhead are definitely the winners. Even their mid-tempo songs are absolutely over the top, manic hardcore insanity with a totally crazy singer. Extinct Government are another all-star group with members of Tetsu Arei, The Comes, Lipcream, Idora and Crück. They are more on the punky side of hardcore and even play a cover of No Desire by Switzerland’s Jack & The Rippers, which was originally released in 1979! On Side B Zone speed things up again with some fast and tight hardcore, which sadly doesn‘t reach the level of Warhead’s insanity. D.S.B. are a lot dirtier again, but I prefer their 7″es to these compilation tracks.

And since I am totally incompetent, I could not keep my scanner from screwing up the color of the front cover.