From Tokyo hails Crow,maybe my favorite Japanese band sans Corrupted and Zeni Geva. Going strong for over 20 years now,they have released some of the best D-Beat crust punk you'll ever hear. I don't know much about them to tell you the truth save that they shared a drummer with the much more well known G.I.S.M. I contemplated posting only Japanese bands for the week but I knew better than to think I could go about it without neglecting bands that fully deserved to be recognized. On top of Crow,I was going to touch on The Comes,Gai,Confuse,Framtid,Lipcream,and that would leave out G.I.S.M., Coffins, Gallhammer, Corrupted,Muga,Conga Fury,etc. So, today you get 5 Crow records and some compilation tracks and for the near future you can expect a steady dose of Japanese bands littered throughout the rest of it. So in no particular order:
A Sacrifice for the Vicious Dominant and Bloodshed Justice
Bloody Tear LP
Death of Nuclear Arms EP
Neurotic Organization EP
The Beatings of the Wings of Destruction
If your running short on time and are gonna check one out before the rest,Neurotic Organization is a good place to start. It has a cover of "No Sanctuary"by Amebix and the first song"Children Lost the Bright Future" has perhaps one of the catchiest riffs you've ever heard.