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THROWDOWN INTOLERANCE ALBUM REVIEW 2014

 

THROWDOWN - INTOLERANCE

E-ONE / SHOCK RECORDS

JANUARY 21 2014

 

 

Metalcore is one of those genres that you somehow feel is living on borrowed time, though still incredibly popular you can’t help but feel the latest wave of bands is doding things entirely on autopilot, painting by numbers and diluting a genre that was at worst nteresting and at best ground-breaking.  Thankfully there are bands like Throwdown who still know how to keep on top of the game.

 

It has been a while since Throwdown’s last album ‘Deathless’ rather split fans with its change of direction and so it’s also refreshing to see that here were back to the Throwdown we know and love.  

 

As albums go this one did fly-by clocking up less than 30 minutes and many songs getting straight to the meat. It’s that brutal-to-the-pointedness that is part of the charm as it cuts the bullshit. It’s also only very subtle in variety – I’m sure something that most fans of the genre will relish. As such it’s hard to pick winner – suffice to say it’s all rather good.

 

Songs like ‘Fight or Die’; ‘Borrowed Time’; ‘Hardened by Consequences’ (replete with guitar solo!) and ‘Without Weakness’ are all solid; and ‘Defend With Violence’ has some great drums  but at the end of the day it’s the title track ‘Intolerance’ and ‘Born & Buried Alone’ that really stand out.

 

If you like it basic, and like it fast with no frills then you’ll love ‘Intolerance’. It’s nothing new but it’s no bullshit!

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

 

THROWDOWN INTOLERANCE ALBUM REVIEW 2014