20.12.08

V.A. : Life conception


Released in 2008 on MCR, this is a compilation of bands, ranging from relative newcomers to twenty-year vets, from Nagoya and surrounding environs. The emphasis is on hardcore with varying degrees of punk and metal mixed in, the main exception being the offerings from Eternal Elysium(who are long-time mainstays of Nagoya's heavy music scene) their stoner/doom/heavy psych track, 'agent of doom', is awesome despite being somewhat out of place. Other bands include Disgust(black&thrashy), Strike Out(trad hardcore), the Genbaku Onannis(old-school punks) and several others.

Nagoya has a reputation as having the best hardcore scene in Japan (confession- I lived in Tokyo for years and through a combination of overwork, laziness and bigger city snobbery never got around to checking out the many great music scenes in other parts of the country; shame on me), and there are 11 bands doing twenty-two songs on here, so there's probably something for most people (or at least those who have the good sense to enjoy some of the same things as me).

I'm very surprised at how much I've been listening to Acute, who contribute the first two songs on this album. They play raging, intense hardcore, my liking of which is entirely unsurprising, but the vocals are sung mostly by a girl, something which as a bigot I don't usually go for(I'll post their release from a few years back soon).

UPDATE: It has come to my attention that this and various other things I've upped are not necessarily tagged in English. I'll try to avoid this in the future

Life Conception

4 comments:

The Whale said...

Just linked you to, thanks. I like the fact that you have a lot of japanese music! (and I was also going to post from koenji to eternity, guess I'll better wait, hehe)

Chairmaker said...

Thanks for the link, as for koenji- well, great minds and all that.

The Whale said...

indeed, great minds...

Slobodan Burgher said...

niceee