To those familiar with the three best known bands named ICONOCLAST, it should be obvious that this is the Japanese one. In 1993, when most of the US and Europe were trying to figure out what the rules for the next wave of punk were going to be, Japan had already spent half a decade honing in on the precise sounds that would distinguish that island's versions of crust and hardcore for the next two decades...this is the crust version. A rampaging assault with generous Swedish lead leanings and anguished vocals cries - every bit as essential as their EP on Blurred the following year. One side studio, the flip live from Huck Finn in Nagoya (though the quality is nearly as good as the studio side), and released in a run of just 200 copies with two stickers that have somehow managed survive the last 18 years. Guitars compressed to digitally crunched oblivion, fists flying through the air...perfection.