Forward: What's the Meaning of Love? 12"
Long overdue singles collection for one of my favorite Japanese HC bands. Perhaps Forward will always live in the shadow of Death Side, but this collection of singles and compilation tracks spanning the band's entire career shows that from moment one they were an unstoppable hardcore force. Forward has always had their own unique sound, and for me even more than Death Side it is the perfect embodiment of the Burning Spirits sound. Huge riffs, powerful production, and Ishiya's trademark vocals. I'm a huge forward fan and have all of the original singles, but this LP still introduced me to a couple of rare compilation tracks that I hadn't heard. In other words, it's pretty f***ing essential. Prank Records