DJ Old Man Stares wrote:
angelyuyo wrote:SABBAT! That all
Which one? The Andy Sneap one, or the Japanese one?
I know I've said this before, but what's up with the lack of Japanese bands on all these cruises?
I think because outside of hardcore metal geeks (or Japan nuts, or actual Asian people, for that matter), most of Japan's metal bands are really unknown. That, and although English is a compulsory subject in Japanese schools, a lot of the bands probably don't speak it very well or forgot most of it after high school. Language barriers are a bitch.
Japan has lots of good metal bands, of course. Seems a good number of them are grindcore (if I remember right, AxCx had a small following there). I'd trust a pick of a pretty unknown Japanese band. Taiwan also has some damn good metal.
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