A horrible hack

No Tolerance

You Walk Alone

Year Released: 2015
Format: LP
Label: Painkiller - Quality Control HQ
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jan 3, 2016
Was coerced into buying this after a semi-drunken, reoccurring conversation about how dull I find Boston Strangler. My claim was that said band is far too proficient and have their sound down too pat to actually be anything like exciting. This, the debut full-length from No Tolerance, I was assured, was an example of things done just right, and since I'm an easy mark when it comes to being egged on to buy records - even more so after five or six pints of crap lager - money swiftly changed hands. Turns out the eggers-on weren't selling me up the river, and this is something I've listened to steadily since picking it up: a 12-song lump of monomaniacal hc stomp that channels burly stuff like SSD and Confront, with maybe a little bit of Side By Side on the, umm, side. The riffs are the kind you can readily durr-durr-durr along to and the vocals sound worryingly strained, the whole thing coming off mean, menacing and as subtle as a brick through your living room window - exactly what you want from this sort of racket, really.


Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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