No Tolerance: You Walk Alone 12"

Painkiller Records


8 years after an impromptu afternoon jam that resulted in their first writing and recording session, and 4 years since their last record, No Tolerance return to deliver the straight edge hardcore album the youth and young-at-heart have been waiting for. Unchanged by the unstoppable march of time, You Walk Alone finds the band still able to mine the same territory as always, but formatted for the ebb and flow of a full length album. Expect a meticulous alloy of "Break Down the Walls", Confont's "Payday", and the Hard Stance E.P.s.

Our take: After a couple of extremely well-regarded 7"s, we finally get the debut full-length from Boston's No Tolerance. This band's MO is still what they've gone for since the beginning: that brief era of post-Judge hardcore when things got really heavy and tough but weren't yet metallic enough to really qualify as "metallic hardcore," much less metalcore. The same reference points from their previous releases still apply, namely Confront. Of course this band is chock full-of hardcore all-stars, and the only real danger with this group of people is that the playing is going to be so tight and so spot-on that it ends up sounding a little bit anemic. I guess whether they cross that line on this LP is a matter of personal taste, but I don't think there's anyone out there who would argue that this LP is anything less than perfectly executed.
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