Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gridlink- Amber Gray/Hayaino Daisuki- Headbanger's Karaoke Club Dangerous Fire

Holy fucking shit. You haven’t heard anything this mindblowingly sick since Discordance Axis was still around. Hmmm…I wonder why. Maybe because the voice behind grindcore’s most legendary legends John Chang is back. In hiding for nearly seven years, he’s back with not one, but two new projects. Gridlink features two-thirds of Hayaino Daisuki (the aforementioned second project).

Amber Gray is 11 songs in under 12 minutes. Lyrics screamed in Japanese so loud you’ll have suishi dripping out of your ears. Machine gun drums that would leave the Yakuza in seventeen billion pieces. Technical thrash that you just can’t find anymore. Listen to this too many times in a row and you might have a seizure Pokemon style.

Gridlink myspace

Hayaino Daisuki (roughly translated as “I Love Speed”) up the ante with longer songs, melodic thrash that would make Darkest Hour bow down, and a wicked sweet album cover that pays homage to the 80’s thrash movement in Japan. And did I mention they love speed (the measurement of travel, dummy). Taking speed on a bullet train in Osaka ain’t nearly as fast as this shit.

Hayaino Daisuki myspace

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