Bastard- Wind Of Pain 12"
Black Vinyl /??
Seems almost perpostorous that this 12" wasn't reissued until last year. Originally released in 1992, I think it's probably fair to say that "Wind Of Pain" by Bastard swings a fair bit of weight and influence amongst a handful of today's Japcore crowd. Not that I am any sort of proper authority on punk of this ilk, but they've always been the band that I've referenced in my own head when it comes to stuff from that country. Relatively well recorded for music from this era, it's just fast, relentless hardcore punk.