The Japanese people have gone through some of the largest natural and manmade disasters this year. There seems to be no end in sight to the after effects of the largest nuclear disaster in human history. The compilation: What a Hell Fukushima has been put together by HRP – the Human Recovery Project (based in Tokyo) – HRP is a group of DIY punks that are helping in the relief effort for the people in northeast Japan that were directly effected by the earthquake/tsunami and Fukushima. They are putting benefit shows together and bringing supplies with them for the victims.
Now with that background, this compilation is comprised of twenty-eight Japanese bands: LIFE, PINPRICK PUNISHMENT, PILVET, THE HAPPENING, DETRYTUS, FORWAAL, OUT OF TOUCH, DESPERDICIO, MIDDLE, GRIND SHAFT, RAPPA, DISKRIMINADOS, ENDZWECK, ENSLAVE, JABARA, SCREWITHIN, VELOCITYUT, LACKS, LASTLY, ATTACK SS, CHARM, DUSTPAN, ORIGIN OF (M), HAAVA, DROPEND, SEB ROBERTS, Z, and VIVISICK. All the genres are represented, every track is a rager, the Japanese do it up!
The CD includes a thick booklet with all the band’s lyrics, artwork, and contact information. What a Hell Fukushima is an excellent compilation made by really awesome people. I’m not sure what this costs or if there are many left but contact HRP and I’m sure they’ll point you in the right direction.
Killer bands, extreme music, and a good cause, what more do you want? Get this.(JasonS)
Human Recover Project / n.a.m. 4-34-1 Sagginomiya Nakano-ku / Tokyo / Japan //