Contrast Attitude / Aspects of War: Split 7"
Split 7" from these two d-beat powerhouses who recently toured together. Contrast Attitude are from Japan and are very much in the Disclose tradition... LOTS of guitars all piled on top of each other into a gnarly blitzkrieg, but there's also a good bit of traditional Japanese hardcore in their sound. Their tracks here actually remind me of a noisier, more chaotic DSB. As for Aspects of War, I've been hearing a lot of people throw around the "best American d-beat band" tag, and they definitely make a convincing case here with two super-raw cuts of pure Disclose worship, leaning a bit more toward the Disbones era of the band that I've always preferred.