Gas The Day After flexi EP

The GAS is another brutal Japanese metal-thrash ensemble, and they blast right along without hesitation. There’s a lot of instrumental power here, not to mention irrepressible choruses, but the production is too heavy on the mid-range to highlight the guitars and vocals.

V/A Suicide Omnibus 8″ flexi EP

No name to this Japanese collection, but at least the bands are identifiable : the SEXUAL, CONFUSE, JIGA, and M78 (actually a “fuck” band with members of GAS, GASTUNK, GHOUL, and SYSTEMATIC DEATH). All the tracks on this EP shred, with noise thrash and DISORDER-type thrash prevailing. Great!