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No Trigger

No Trigger: Extinction In StereoExtinction In Stereo (2005)
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I don't think that I am going out on too far of a limb saying that No Trigger are one of the more underrated bands out there in the scene today. I have heard people ranting and raving about how they were the best unsigned band out there (not any more thanks to Nitro Records) and people were not lyin.
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I don't think that I am going out on too far of a limb saying that No Trigger are one of the more underrated bands out there in the scene today. I have heard people ranting and raving about how they were the best unsigned band out there (not any more thanks to Nitro Records) and people were not lying. And after listening to it, I can't understand how they went so long without being picked up.

Extinction In Stereo opens with the stellar track "What We Became." For anyone that has not heard their sound at all, No Trigger is another hardcore punk in the vein of Rise Against, Strike Anywhere and such. But to merely label them as that does not do the band enough justice. First off, "What We Became" is one of the catchiest songs you have ever heard with some of the most inventive guitar melodies you have ever heard. One of the highlights of No Trigger is their socially relevant lyrics and "What We Became" doesn't disappoint; "and maybe one of these days / all the blindfolds will simply break away / from empty eyes revealing limitless blue skies / and the bats and moles will see / what we became." The band does a fantastic job of layering the vocals, with a combination of singing over a tuned down and slightly faded background scream howling "what we became."

Songs like "Call It A Day" show the influence of Strike Anywhere, but the difference with No Trigger is that the music is much more complex. Their songs aren't long by any means, but relatively, for hardcore punk, these songs are epics. It gives the band a chance to build up the songs better, and despite the fact that there are only seven songs on the album, it feels like a blissful eternity. "Call It A Day" actually has a thirty-second outro that most hardcore punk bands would immediately toss out of the recording, but it adds an extra emotion to the album. "On Fire" does a masterful job of slowing it down a minute in before picking it up and it is little touches like this that make this album so great.

Where No Trigger make their greatest accomplishment is that they have already mastered the rabid ferocity and discontent to rival the greats of the genre. Where they seem to have the edge is that they have shown in Extinction In Stereo a greater musical diversity and ingenuity. Each song is complex in its own way and they are able to vary their sound, even in the same song, quite well. Anyone that is a fan of punk at all should pick this album up. These guys have a long and bright future ahead of them.

[originally written for readysteadyjedi.com]

 

 
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xDreaDx (August 31, 2006)

Hey what the hell is that annonymus guys problem?
How dare he blaspheme and say that AWS sucks.
What fucking cock sucker! hahaha, Dude. im sure anyone with true taste in hardcore and punk agrees with me when i say that A Wilhelm Scream is ONE OF THE BEST BANDS OUT THERE.... and you can quote me on that! ... bitch

richbomb (March 31, 2005)

i like this band. i like these guys. soon they'll be bigger than god. well maybe just bigger than jesus.

Anonymous (March 30, 2005)

i like it. but i can see it now. In a year and a half this band will pick up in popularity and everyone praising them now will be bashing them then. Oh well, I think i'm gonna pick this up.

They'll have the same thing that happened to Comeback Kid happen to them. The same way that "posi-core" seems to becoming the next trend(although I'm not knocking a single one of the bands that seem to be part of it, such as Comeback Kid and With Honor, I'm knocking the kids that are new fans that are saying stuff like "CBK should be headlining over Bane!" and these kids that have never listened to Good Clean Fun or 7 Seconds.) Anyways, I can see it now, melodic hardcore will be the next hip thing(technically it already is since most of the bands that are called "pop-punk" are just melodic hardcore with womanly vocals), and No Trigger and a band like Set Your Goals(another really good band) will be on tour with a band like Strike Anywhere, Good Riddance, or Avail and all these new kids will be saying stuff like, "NO TRIGGER SHOULD HEADLINE! AVAIL IS STUFF FOR OLD RED NECKS!"

Anyways it could also be said that Rise Against is paving the way for this future trend.

Oh well, only time will tell...

By the way, A Wilhelm Scream sucks and is overrated as hell, No Trigger is much better than AWS will ever hope to be.

CallingLondon (March 30, 2005)

i don't think i'm hearing the "inventive" guitar line in that song, though.

CallingLondon (March 30, 2005)

i like it. but i can see it now. In a year and a half this band will pick up in popularity and everyone praising them now will be bashing them then. Oh well, I think i'm gonna pick this up.

boba_fett (March 29, 2005)

its never overkill with these guys dude.

bizzlebrizzle (March 29, 2005)

Also, Storm The Tower's songs are very epic.

bizzlebrizzle (March 29, 2005)

I agree, Tragedy does the best epic hardcore. From Ashes Rise's songs are pretty damn epic too though.

Anonymous (March 29, 2005)

"if you want "epic" hardcore punk, check out tragedy"

or if you want to fall asleep to a record

Anonymous (March 29, 2005)

Best release i've bought all year.

inagreendase (March 29, 2005)

Yeah, this rules. The songs sound so much cleaner than they did on the demo EP and split.

and im surprised brian didnt review this.

I was going to back when it was released but it would've been overkill at that point.

dazed (March 29, 2005)

Hopefully they'll be able to tour down here again now that they're signed.

boba_fett (March 29, 2005)

yeah these guys are cool. cant wait for the full-length.

and im surprised brian didnt review this.

Anonymous (March 29, 2005)

if you want "epic" hardcore punk, check out tragedy

TheMarc (March 29, 2005)

This is my great new find of the last month or so. Don't look now, but Nitro doesn't completely suck anymore.

changeisasound (March 29, 2005)

very true, these guys can definatly go head to head with strike anywhere or rise against, both great bands i their own respect.

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