Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nothing But A Hardway comp CD

In the mid to late 90s Japan developed a huge NYHC-inspired scene. The 'Nothing But A Hardway' compilation CD, released by Radical East in 1998, is one of the finest examples of this era/scene of Japanese hardcore. It's got 18 bands, and while not every band is all that great, it's an overall solid compilation. Highlights include Dyingrace and Second To None (both awesome and heavy as fuck hardcore, I posted Dyingrace's insane demo here), T.J. Maxx (the Japanese 25 Ta Life), Protect (awesome old school dual-vocals hardcore), John Holmez (excellent metallic hardcore), Strength (heavy mid-tempo hardcore), Swing Arm (up-tempo sing-along hardcore) and Stinger (love their crazy vocals). Enjoy!

Nothing But A Hardway compilation CD

7 comments:

lnovakellis said...

awesome! i've been trying to get my hands on this for a while, now.

David said...

You're a star. Thanks very much for this!

Anonymous said...

most of the bands on this comp are pretty obscure,i tried to track down a mncd a while ago but then the ebay seller dissolved into nothing. :/
however,can you help me emonerd? i'm searching the discography by this band http://www.discogs.com/artist/395093-Conviction
members of Earth Crisis,Turmoil & The Promise,among Others!
cheers!
ben

Anonymous said...

can you please repost this? i'm trying to get something from second to none to listen but i can hardly find something somehwere on the net ! thank you
alex

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped. Heavy heavy shit, hope you like it.

Anonymous said...

goddammit you were right. almost doomish and to what i've listen to (youtobe have some live sets from Second To None) they're becoming more "gothic". heavy stuff or sure,almost as Corrupted has decided to go beatdown
i'll try to buy something as far i can!

thank you!
alex

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56i31VWdQg
^ you mean this video alex? HOLY SHIT