this collects everything Gudon recorded
except forFUSHUU demo
(Kagai Mousou)FINAL SHOUT demo
(Kagai Mousou)ZANNIN SEIJA flexi
(Kagai Mousou, 1984)
Almost complete discography of this great mid to late 80's
│ Japanese hardcore/thrash band. Only their 1st flexi and some
│ compilation tracks are left out..
This is some of the stranger music from the 80's - a band that really goes all over the place over the course of their career. The liner notes don't say where the different records start and start, but you can pretty much figure it out from the different qualities of recording. The earliest stuff (the first three songs) is kind of schizophrenic and thinly recorded. For example, the first song is in this epic crossover style, and then the second song could be described as "silly" almost like a children's ditty. The stuff on the My Meat's Your Poison
compilation is faster and thicker, with more of a hardcore feel. The music here reminds me of GAUZE, especially the vocals. Their next recording is even faster, a bit murkier, and maybe has a little of the crossover style returning- the guitar solos especially remind one of Cause for Alarm
-era AGNOSTIC FRONT. Beginning with the song "Void," they slow down a bit and have a bit more groove to the riffs, and the songs are longer. You could say it bears a resemblance to KURO's Fire
EP, although it is not d-beat. Overall this is definitely unique and almost always compelling hardcore, even though the horrible production and frequent stylistic departures can be jarring over the course of the CD.
-from kill from the heartgo get it!