FORWARD: Against Their Insanity: 12”

Twenty years or so, a handful of records and no signs of slowing down, this 12” takes this Japanese band to a new level of bulldozer-like intensity. The last few records had the band heading into an almost melodic territory; this one is straight-up hardcore attack. I’m sure any of you with even the slightest interest in Japanese hardcore will have heard of this lot: ex members of Deathside, Systematic Death, and Insane Youth. The sound of being beaten around the face and neck with a blunt instrument. 

 –Tim Brooks (540)