Labels and comparisons become pointless with bands like Niigata City's Deride. The energy on their F.T.L.E 7" (Mangrove Label, 1999) is explosive enough to blast away all hardcore barriers. I can imagine X-ed out youth crew kids, bestudded crusties, and all those between and around going ape-shit over this. Deride is hardcore, plain and simple, in all its glorious raw power. Years after the release of this 7", the band issued forth a mighty LP that continues the legacy. I'm not sure what else they've recorded, but I'd sure like to find out.
The F.T.L.E. 7"