The older I get, the harder it gets to find new bands that really thrill me. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that, after 20+ years of listening to this kind of shit, you need more from a new band than just being fast, loud or noisy. You need it to be bloody good at what it's doing. It seems like all the new bands that people are praising enthusiastically are just ok to my almost senile parameters. My left hand is indeed more than enough to count the 2013 new releases that floored me.
Well, the second Nemesis ep "Gyou Shou" definitely made it in that list. Being so thrilled about a new release is something that made me feel like I was 16 again. I've checked daily if it was out for over a month and I even got pissed when it tooks a bit longer to be released. Trust me, here we're talking about a band that's more than good. This is "Gauze" good. Traditional Selfish Records style japanese hardcore that continues exactly where it left in their incredible 2011 debut ep Dou-Koku. This is simply perfect. A band that's so energic that could be considered a renewable source of energy. Without any doubt, the best new band outta japan. My only complain is that 4 songs are not enough, I want a full album! Kudos to them also for being from Kyushu and not playing noisepunk. Courtesy again of Ratbone, Solar Funeral and Flower Of Carnage. 200 on white for direct mailorder and 800 on black for the riffraff. Comes with a beautiful full-coloured cover and insert with lyrics translated in english & download code for you fancy people that enjoy listening to music via your bloody phone.