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Hakuchi: The Best Works 1991-1994 12"

Hakuchi: The Best Works 1991-1994 12"


Tags: · 90s · crust · hardcore · hcpmf · Japan · recommended · reissues
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Japan's Hakuchi getting the long awaited vinyl treatment they deserve! Hakuchi spanned 1991-1994 and released 2 EP's and more. Channeling classic Japanese hardcore with their own unique crust punk style that peaked with their '93 EP God's Disturb on Overthrow Records. While you can hear the nods to Amebix and Extreme Noise Terror, these punks were blazing their own trail.

Our take: Discography LP from this 90s Japanese hardcore band. This LP is a wild ride because there’s so much different stuff on it. Often for discography releases, the track listing will be in chronological (or reverse chronological) order and/or will also proceed in order of fidelity (usually from best to worst). Hakuchi’s collection LP, though, jumps around a lot, an issue amplified by Hakuchi’s stylistic restlessness. At various points they remind me of Burning Spirits-style hardcore, straight up Cimex/Shitlickers style bashing, and UK metallic crust (anything from Axegrinder to Amebix), and there are also moments (as with a lot of 90s Japanese hardcore bands) that are quite “rock.” If you’re just looking for one of those things, a lot of this might miss for you, but if you just enjoy Hakuchi’s crazy ride, there are a lot of great moments on this LP, and no moments I’d call skippers. If you have a taste for deep cut 90s Japanese hardcore, you’re gonna love it.