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No Trigger

No Trigger: Be Honest [7-inch]Be Honest [7-inch] (2010)
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Hailing from Massacusetts (but not Boston), No Trigger jumps back into the music scene with Be Honest, the band's first piece of work in over four years. Clocking in at around five minutes, this two-song 7" might as well have been called a single had it been promoting a specific song for airtime. .
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Hailing from Massacusetts (but not Boston), No Trigger jumps back into the music scene with Be Honest, the band's first piece of work in over four years. Clocking in at around five minutes, this two-song 7" might as well have been called a single had it been promoting a specific song for airtime.

What initially made No Trigger so appealing was how far they made it riding on the merits of a couple EPs and a split. Somehow they managed to gain hype before even releasing their first real record. Canyoneer, the record in question, was a noteworthy feat for a debut album, no matter how much hype it received. What came after, however, was a long drought in which many assumed they had broken up or separated. You can imagine the renewed spotlight their next release would receive in hopes it would one-up their previous effort.

The record starts right where Canyoneer left off, with the blasting hardcore intro to "Commonwealth," which fades out into a more melodic, almost poppy outro. This song exemplifies how instrumentally proficient the band is without detracting away from the always intelligent lyrics No Trigger has become praised for.

The second song on the record, "Tooth" comes as a bit of a change in the band's direction. Being one of their more poppier tracks, it showcases Tom Rheault's clean voice as opposed to his usual sandpapered vocals, and because of this, it seems to stand out more than the previous track.

Seeing as this is the band's first release in almost five years, one might have hoped for a bit more than two tracks, but considering a supposed full-length to be released some time this year, it's hard to complain. Be Honest is a well-played comeback for No Trigger, and is a good listen, despite how seemingly short it is.

 

 
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argybargy (January 11, 2011)

Sick fucking new songs. I'm hyped these guys are back.

woodprop (January 6, 2011)

Liked the first song, the second one is a little too Set Your Goals-ish for me. Stoked for the album though.

SpoogeDragon (January 6, 2011)

@superskabro theres no need to be hostile dude, i didnt mean any disrespect. sorry if you saw it that way though.

superskabro (January 6, 2011)

"@Superskabro You've posted that on every new review. if you're that miffed about it, go write your own." Oh, I did, I did. AND I SUBMITTED IT TWICE! FUCK YOU SPLOOGEDRAGON!

theproblemwithfire (January 6, 2011)

it's ok. loved their last full length. the last AWS ep minus fun time beats the absolute shit out of this though

fixedfrequencies (January 5, 2011)

Psyched to see these guys are back. Great live shows too.

ak3punk (January 5, 2011)

It's funny how "skatepunk" became "melodic hardcore"....

duf (January 5, 2011)

fucked stoked on the australian tour in a few weeks. will probably pick up this 7"

theclassybass (January 5, 2011)

If this is any indication of how their full-length is going to sound, I may just have to buy a couple packs of underwear.

oldpunkerforever (January 5, 2011)

This is brilliant, and Canyoneer is one of the best melodic hardcore cds of the past 5 years, period-oldpunker-

SpoogeDragon (January 4, 2011)

Exitebglish, we have almost the exact same taste in music.

exitenglish1208 (January 4, 2011)

it's not fair to all the other 7 inches how good this 7 inch is

Alien (January 4, 2011)

so good. but too short

SpoogeDragon (January 4, 2011)

@Superskabro You've posted that on every new review. if you're that miffed about it, go write your own.

superskabro (January 4, 2011)

no Dopamines' review? fuck that!

Icapped2pac (January 4, 2011)

Pretty good, although I wish it wasn't quite as poppy because they're so adept at having a harder edge, a la Canyoneer (which has become a solid 4.75/5 for me over the years).

And I don't think anyone has gotten their copies yet. I know my order from shopradiocast.com is still on hold. It seems to be a general rule that vinyl will have a 3- to 6-month delay beyond whatever intitial date is announced. I STILL haven't gotten my new Transit vinyl, and the digital release on that was early August. Makes me think I should quit pretending to be an engineer and invest my savings into opening up a vinyl pressing plant. The demand is obviously outweighing their ability to supply.

Rastid (January 4, 2011)

anyone else not get theirs yet?

thirtyseconds (January 4, 2011)

Fuck yes... flawless.

inagreendase (January 4, 2011)

This is a strangely poppy route, but the songs are pretty good.

brokenrecord (January 4, 2011)

very impressed with this, tooth is such a damn good jam!

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