Osaka's CROW formed in the early 1980’s explosion of Japanese hardcore, but have always been a distinctive, unique band even within that astonishing pantheon. Much of Early Japanese hardcore sought, refined and creatively interpreted primary and immediate influence from noisy UK imports by DISORDER and CHAOS UK, but CROW took its unique and deepest impression from DISCHARGE , with powerful vocals fronting distortion laden guitar driven charges. Unafraid to careen the high energy pace into complete musical destruction or ensnare you completely in a fist-pumping chorus driven anthem like the classic “Give Up All Hope” and “Anarchy. Chaos. Destruction”, The Osaka-era CROW existed for a few more years, appearing on the legendary “Eye Of The Thrash Guerrilla” compilation before the band disbanded. A new iteration of the band began in the late 1990’s in Tokyo with prolific discography, toured US several times and continues to this day.
CROW “Last Chaos” Was originally released by the band in an ultra limited edition of 200 in 1987 and re-mixed and re-issued for equally scarce reissue on Overthrow records in 1994. Both have long since become insanely rare collector’s items. The first pressing of the Prank edition sold out in a matter of hours. This second edition replicates the 14 song original with a high Gloss UV heavy weight 24pt sleeve, three inserts, a large sticker of the album cover, hand-stamped inner sleeves, sealed into a resealable bag with a crow logo sticker. Remastered by George Horn Mastering from the original mix, this second press has editions of 211 on Red splatter Vinyl with Red and black streaks and 550 on Black Vinyl.
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