Blink and you’ll miss it… these fellas crank the tunes out fast! This release packs two EPs from Japanese hardcore band Guiding nicely into the grooves of a 10″ record. This is a real discovery as they melt together a couple of my favourite styles into one intense sound.
Let’s start with a big dose of Youth Of Today’s We’re Not In This Alone – hard youth crew that threatens to twist out of control at every turn. Guiding capture that sound perfectly – pulling everything back into place before it feels like it is going to unravel – tight and powerful.
Throw in the occasional guitar harmony that pops out of nowhere and top it with some of that unhinged Japanese hardcore vocal style and you have a potent mix of original style American youth crew meeting classic Japanese hardcore. Amazing. Tom Chapman