The Execute were a japanese hardcore punk band one of the earliest example of punk changing into hardcore punk in Japan. Formed in 1982, they took cues from diverse influences such as Japan’s early punkers the SS and the galloping metal of Motörhead. They released several 7″s and appeared on a couple of classic Japanese complitions, “Great Punk Hits” and later “A Farewell To Arms”. They also were on a few other international compilations. All their records, including the “Hardcore Temptation” 7″, the “Criminal Flowers” 7″ and the “Blunt Sleazy” 7″/12″ are excellent.