One of the greatest EP from Japan comes from MOBS. Although this is pretty poorly recorded, the evilism is striking. Very much in the vein of GISM and the the likes, these kinda heavy, gloomy tracks are breeding discomfort and aggression. Wicked! What’s so typical for japanese Hardcore is the strange mixture of total frenzy and really melodic short guitar tunes, creating a sickly sweet aura. Dude, I love that kind of shit!
MOBS also released another EP and one LP, but that stuff is nowhere near the glory of this.
As a special bonus and to make up for the lack of words here, I’m also including the MOBS contribution to the mandatory and quintessential HARDCORE UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY compilation LP from the same year. These songs here were originally a demo tape, recorded in 1983, maybe that’s why the comp tracks sound so much better. As great as the EP is, these two tracks destroy everything. Some of the ugliest, most evilistic stuff ever recorded. The vocals are so effective, it’s frightening.
As you can see, there’s a song called “Stead fast” listed on the covers tracklist, but it’s missing on the vinyl.