J-Music: 9mm Parabellum Bullet

9mm Parabellum Bullet

Pardon the short hiatus (I blame summer school and a certain bespectacled wizard)… this particular post is a bit overdue anyway, but I’ve finally gotten around to compiling the second installment of my continuous promotion of Japanese rock.

9mm Parabellum Bullet, who hail from Yokohama, are one of the better newcomers in the Japanese indie scene. You’d figure these guys, a hook-heavy indie band, might be inappropriately named… and they probably would be if they didn’t churn through their catchy, punk-laden indie rock with the intensity of a fired bullet. So far they’ve just released a series of EPs (three), though the latest is really more of an expanded single — containing two new tracks, with a few rerecorded songs from the previous EPs tacked on (though some are better than the originals).

Their first — and at seven tracks, their longest — release, Gjallarhorn, brims with youthful prowess and energy. A nearly immeasurable amount of catchy melodies are framed with a lot of heavily distorted guitars and, as a result, the most intense moments of the album are often the grittiest. While Gjallarhorn is probably their best work, Phantomime (the second EP) is also worth a listen. It basically follows the same formula, but adds a bit more serious riffage. I’d recommend checking out these samplings from each album and take advantage of being able to pick up the first two EPs on the cheap, which is somewhat of a rarity if you live outside Japan.

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Download: 9mm Parabellum Bullet – (Teenage) Disaster

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Download: 9mm Parabellum Bullet – Interceptor
Buy: Order Gjallarhorn from Audio Lunchbox.

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Download: 9mm Parabellum Bullet – Mr. Suicide
Buy: Order Phantomime from Audio Lunchbox.

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Download: 9mm Parabellum Bullet – The World
Buy:
Order The World EP from CD Japan.

4 thoughts on “J-Music: 9mm Parabellum Bullet

  1. hi i’m silvia,an italian girl..i discovered 9mm parabellum bullet’s music recently and i think they’re really good,i like them very very very much!!!! 😀 keep on rockin’

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