BEYOND DESCRIPTION: Proof of the Truth: CD

May 27, 2011

It’s been a good while since I have listened to anything from this Japanese band. I can’t recall what they sounded like in the past, either. I have a few releases but they haven’t seen the light of day in years since they were filed. Didn’t even know that they were still together. But here we are today, CD in hand. What ever they sounded like in the past, what I hear now really catches my attention. As the music pours out the speakers, I get the same sense of excitement as I did listening to Nuclear Assault or S.O.D.: Crossover thrash metal, true to the ‘80s style, with a tinge of Japanese hardcore added to it. Heavy and bright guitar riffings with fat bass tones create the sonic landscape. Punchy drum tones add the punch to the cheek to give the recording an almost concert-like experience. The vocals are gruff and add that punk rock flair. I personally like that none of the songs break the three-minute mark. Keeps the songs more focused. Fans of old school crossover or fans of modern bands like Municipal Waste should take note.

 –don (Crimes Against Humanity)