BEYOND DESCRIPTION: Proof of the Truth: CD

I’m no expert in the realm of current subgenres of hardcore. Part of it is the whole “old dog, new tricks” thing and there is also the whole aversion to most metal that I have. That said, I always seem to think that hardcore sounds good in languages other than English. German is always a good starting point, but Japanese is also right up there. I’m sure there are diehard genre fans out there who will disagree with me, but there is a lot of early Metallica going on here, Japanese style. And I kind of like it. The metal layman that I am, the biggest compliment I can pay these guys is that I didn’t screech in horror and fling the disc across the room.

 –ty (C.A.H.)