• FORWARD - Future Troops CD (Japan)
BREAK THE RECORDS
Latest call to arms from Japanese punk legends FORWARD, "future troops". Featuring 10 tracks on a single disc, the release is the band’s 1st LP in 6 years and only their 4th in a storied 22 year career of state-of-the-art, nitro-fueled Japanese hardcore. FORWARD's unique intelligent savage approach to hardcore was and is decidedly their own, nodding at the work of POISON IDEA, ANTI-CIMEX and others while forging an ironclad path strictly through word of mouth, d.i.y. gigs and underground channels. "future troops" is a taut and explosive collection of tracks that spin yarns of police brutality, calls for peace, rumors of war, injustice and more in a compact and tense 25min. of vitriol.