Nemesis: Dou-Koku 7"
Debut 7" for this young band from Fukuoka, Japan. To my ears, Nemesis combine the best elements of the recent years of noisy Japanese punk with the heavy, classic burning spirits sound. The result is something like the later Warhead or Give Notice-era Nightmare, i.e. full-tilt hardcore with every instrument pushed into the red, but still clearly audible and ridiculously powerful. Not a lot of bands can live up to those kinds of comparisons, but Nemsis are starting VERY strong. If you're into Japanese hardcore at all this should definitely be on your radar. Solar Funeral Records