(from the HCB newsletter):
We are honored to introduce the anticipated new album by MONE¥I$GOD
It’s time to reveal Japans’ best kept secret!
Fronted by Kan of the legendary 80’s punk-thrash act The Asbestos, MONE¥I$GOD has been flooding the Japanese underground scene with sheer originality for over a decade by practicing their perpetual belligerence and inimitable crossover between virulent sludge-doom, grim noise rock and endless post punk latitudes .
M.A.R.K.Z kicks off with the tribal pummeling of “Cancer” and continues with the supposedly friendly “Murasaki”, but it’s only a devious act of diversion before “Black Rainbow” smoothly barge in with a caustic ska rhythm section, super-thick bassline, and above all, Kans’ matchless gargling vocals that rumble throughout the entire album like a decisive instigator. “Waltz” lashes right after as a scorching crescendo with its’ perforating and frantic gradual guitar parts and functions as a great build up for the epic “Hate Song” – a panegyric-like wayward track of unblemished loathing for humanity. The doom-dubbed remix for “Black Rainbow” by Balata (David OPP & Finkelstein of Lietterschpich fame) is the final aggressor that perfectly ends this veritable album of gashed hymns and surged audacities.
Recommended if you like Killing Joke, Zeni Geva, LEWD, Pailhead, Arab on Radar, Christpunchers, Six Finger Satellite, The EX, Nomeansno etc.
You can check some samples at www.myspace.com/heartcrossbone
and get acquainted with MONE¥I$GOD at www.myspace.com/moneyisgodjapan
The CD costs $10 through the Heart&Crossbone site at www.hcbrecords.com and we charge only $5 for shipping worldwide.