Okay, I liked the name first thing, so it started off a bit biased. Regardless, Japanese Furnace rages. There’s harsh-screamy vocals, hardcore-twangy metallic guitar shredding, fast-as-shit d-beat madness that stops, throbs, and swells, all keeping the fire burning. Along the likes of Urban Waste, Effluxus also comes to mind. I’m pretty sure Japanese Furnace is epic live. Lo-fi recording, handmade tape insert, true to DIY punk.
–Camylle Reynolds (Self-released)