In the early 1990s, American and European punks seems to be trying to figure out what the fukk they were doing and flirting with grunge while still kinda being punks but yet opening up to funk and ska even after they figured out that opening up to cock rock and hair metal had been a shitty idea. Meanwhile, the Japanese has their shit fukkn dialed - as evidenced by todays tape from D.O.N.O.D.O.N. - and produced heaps of blistering fast hardcore punk with such a distinct attack that it was soon known as "Japcore" around the world. There's something about the style that is unmistakably Japanese, even though they clearly take influences from UK punk, MOTORHEAD, and US hardcore. The Winter demo might not be the best Japanese shit you've ever heard, but these four songs are a perfect introduction to the raging hardcore punk that the island has been pummeling us with for the last 20+ years.
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