If there's one thing that the Japanese know, it's how to make a good hardcore record. Square the Circle are from Tokyo and they play really tight thrash a la Tear It Up or What Happens Next. I hesitate to compare them to Japanese contemporaries like Total Fury, ‘cause they kinda rock harder than that. Think Nothing to Nothing by Tear it Up but gnarlier and dirtier. Oh, and the lyrics are fucking hilarious: "Wanna be a queen? The pose of hick when a happy in the day." Maybe it's wrong of me to make fun of their English since I can't speak Japanese, but, then again, I'm not trying to write songs in Japanese and put them out on a record, either. Regardless, this record is great!