New 7" from this Japanese hardcore band.
Our take: New 4-song 7” from this Japanese punk band, released for their recent US tour. You know, I haven’t paid a ton of attention to Skizophrenia’s records in the past. I just looked up my description of their 2015 compilation LP on Todo Destruido and I called that a hybrid of early Finnish punk and UK82, but Dead Melodies doesn’t sound like that at all. Instead, it sounds like catchy, explosive US hardcore with a Japanese touch, more Circle Jerks than Appendix or Ultra Violent. The energy level is off the charts in a way I don’t expect from your typical Japanese hardcore band, similar to the manic intensity of Career Suicide at their best with a hint of the grandiose Japanese hardcore style. Four ripping tracks, great artwork… a top notch punk EP.