DEATHCAGE: Chaos Nightrider: 7”

I’m one of those people who have a lot of worship for Japanese punk, mainly because of my heritage and, at the time of my youth, it was a hard to get many of the records that were coming out of Japan. When I hear a mention that a band from another country has the Japanese sound, I am skeptical. But boy did this one blow the shorts off me. Here is a band from Australia that gets strong mention for their Japanese sound and they sound better than many of the bands that are famous for the genre of Burning Spirits. From first listen, you can here the dead-on musicianship of the players who play a mixed blend of speed metal meets crust punk. The first thought that popped in my head was that this band almost is too talented to be playing this style of music. They are that good. The vocal delivery is wallowing in the sheer brink of loss of self-control and wailing with genuine energy. Package that all together and it’s one record that shines. Being the second release from this band, I now have to add their debut to my long list of wants that I currently can’t afford to purchase.

 –don (Schizophrenic)