Beyond Description - More Power To Your Elbow EP (1992)
Artist: Beyond Description
Album: More Power To Your Elbow 7"
Label: Desperate Attempt Records
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Bit Rate: MP3 320 kbps
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It's been years since I picked up three Beyond Description 7"s from Schoolkid's in Raleigh. Actually, come to think of it, it was probably one of my first trips away from the shithole that was my hometown for most of my life. Those 7"s (one of which I'm sharing with you today) really brought me into this world of international hardcore in which I dwell today. Simply put, those records saved my life.
Anyways, enough with the nostalgia, and now onto some truly brutal Japanese hardcore. Beyond Description formed in 1988 and have been tearing it up ever since. "More Power To Your Elbow" is actually Beyond Description's first "official release" (following a plethora of early demos) and only release on the Desperate Attempt label (home to great one-off and split EPs featuring such gnarly bands as Hiatus, Concrete Sox and Apartment 213). They're still running 'til this day and just passing their 20th anniversary last year. A supposed new album is in the works according to one of their sites.
This record is a rager plain and simple. From the opening riff of the first track "Problem" to the insane drumming in "Rise" this record doesn't let up. There are no gasps for air and your ear drums are left punished and properly thrashed. Not as intense as what the band later unleashes upon us in the late 90's/early 00's, but it still tears shit up. Enjoy!
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