(record review):Waterweed:”Brightest(Maximum10)




This band is well known in the Japanese underground because they formed in 2003, hailing from Osaka. Despite many lineup changes they made quite an impact on the scene and this is their new album that came out after a little more than three years since the last one. There are twelve tracks on this album. The opener “Red Eyes” almost blew me away with fast energetic drums and anthemic chorus. I know that the guys never heard off each other, but this band really reminds me on Croatian hardcore punk band Fat Prezident, plus added some metalic parts in the vein of Propagandhi. The lyrics are in English and the themes are personal. The music converts nicely from fast California styled melodic hardcore punk to more complex post hardcore emo parts. The album is one of the greatest hidden gems in the underground scene that came out this year. Great stuff! Top songs:”Beyond the Ocean”, “Frozen Time”, “Rust”.













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