John Woo's A Better Tomorrow was to gun-fu flicks what Discordance Axis' Jouhou was to grindcore: revolutionary turning points that are no less powerful for being endlessly copied. Both would shortly top even themselves (with The Killer and The Inalienable Dreamless, respectively), but here is where they both made their name. The staccato snap of Discordance Axis' "A Broken Tomorrow" puts me in mind of A Better Tomorrow's infamous restaurant shootout scene. Tagging along this time are signature songs "Aether Scalpel,""Tokyo" and "Flow My Tears the Policeman Said" which are mercifully better followups than A Better Tomorrow II ("eat the rice!"). Don't even get me started on that boring ass Korean remake.