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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Shikabane - 7"

Japan tends to churn out some of my favorite bands. G.I.S.M., Tokyo Yankees, Gauze, S.O.B., Kuro, etc. Shikabane is one of them, being relatively underground. They were around in the 90's and 00's releasing a few records and splits. They went to play a unique blend of crust, black metal, grindcore and hardcore punk. However they did not start out like this as their first 7" is a great showcase of japanese hardcore. Crazy fast and relentless. Listening to their entire discography shows a real progression and their album Why Do You Live? Is one of my favorites. 

Check it out here. Look out for their other albums as this band is really unique.

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