FORWARD: Apathy Kills People: 7”

Japanese hardcore legends, Forward, have been perfecting their sound since 1996 and it shows. There is this guitar part in the title track that is so good it hurts me. It just wails away in the background like it’s nothing while the vocals grumble along. “Our World Our Own” hits so hard it’s ridiculous. If you haven’t listened to Forward yet, it is about time you give ’em a go. –Liz Jones (Black Water, [email protected], blackwaterpdx.com)