I actually missed this type of straight forward, brutal, NY flavored hardcore. Although this is a French band, this sound just like it was conceived in Brooklyn. Flawless, absolutely brilliant debut album!
They describe themselves: “Rise of The Northstar is a young thrash band whose spirit was born in the back alleys of 1980’s Shibuya. Indeed, Japanese culture, mangas and its “Furyos” all blend into ROTNS’s sound. Through its lyrics, music and imagery, the band created itself a unique identity, bringing together 90’s New York Hardcore, Shonen Manga, Heavy riffs and catchy Rap vibes… Tokyo hold on tight, Rise Of The Northstar is coming.”
It reminds me both of heavy predecessors as Cro-Mags, Madball and Biohazard as freaky American comedy rock acts such as Green Jellÿ.
VITHIA – vocals; EVA-B – lead guitar; AIR ONE – Guitar; FABULOUS FAB – bass and HOKUTO NO KEV – drums delivered a murderous butchery throughout, there is no time to breathing, but head banging!
01. What the Fuck
02. Welcame (Furyo State of Mind)
03. The New Path
04. Samurai Spirit
05. Dressed All In Black
06. Again And Again
09. Simon Says (Pharoahe Monch Cover)
11. Blast ‘Em All
12. Phoenix (Japanese/Limited Edition Bonus)
This is not brain surgery, but this is energy and fury throughout and just can’t stop banging! Probably the best hardcore release of 2014!
Rise of the Northstar – Official Site
Rise of the Northstar – Bandcamp
Rise of the Northstar – Facefuckingbook
Rise of the Northstar – Shitter