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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