The unholy trinity that brought us Nemesis first & second eps a few years ago (a.k.a. Solar Funeral, Ratcage & Flower Of Carnage Records), teamed up again to reissue Bandit "heathen rock" cd from 1991 on vinyl for the very first time. Bandit was a name that I remembered from some old japanese fliers from late '80s/ early '90s or saw it mentioned somewhere. But I've never made an effort to discover something about them. For sure a band that generally didn't get the attention they deserved. Pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that they released stuff on cd only. Yeah, a very dumb reason for not giving a band a try. I'm quite confident that this band would have been huge & cult if their stuff was released on wax back then. Anyhow, after reading a description I've ordered it directly, basing myself solely on the the fact that it was released by labels I trust. And I wasn't disappointed at all. Superb japanese hardcore comparable to the more thrash oriented bands like Systematic Death & Lip Cream. Perhaps a bit sloppier but with the same level of intensity of the aforementioned japanese hardcore institutions. Hopefully this reissue will do them justice. Comes with Sugi artwork and a full-coloured 12 pages booklet filled with pictures, fliers and all the infos you need. Essential if you consider yourself a japanese hardcore fanatic.