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Death Side are old school Japanese hardcore of the so-called "Burning Spirits" variety, which is a live show series that has been running for over twenty years at a Tokyo club. Speed and over-the-top riffmania saturate this amazing and relentless record. This stuff continues to influence so many bands. No wonder. After I first heard Death Side, I was addicted to them for months and I always come back for another fix eventually.
Trying to find Death Side albums outside of Japanese record stores is a waste of time. The band is highly regarded in the world of hardcore punk, yet their material is so hard to find. I think it has something to do with the sentiment in the Japanese scene that what is past is past and musicians want to be recognized for what they are working on currently. I can understand that, but this stuff should be heard. However, what I cannot do is be responsible for any physical injuries you might attain listening to Wasted Dream. Enjoy, folks!
Year of Original Release: 1989 Year of Reissue: 2002 Label: Nucleus/R Catalog #: DS-03 Genre: Hardcore Punk, Thrash Media: CD Format: MP3 Bitrate: 320 kbps
Track List: 1 Death Side 2 Mirror 3 Cut The Throat 4 Warning 5 Give And Take 6 Circulate Pain 7 Nothing For Others Pride 8 Laugh Til You Die 9 Wall 10 I Live Just My Life 11 Wasted Dream 12 Evil Dreaming 13 Devil In The Hell 14 Never Say Die 15 Political Power 16 Life In Box 17 The Lowest 18 It's Not Only Joke