Jul 17, 2006

NO ONES HERO "s/t" & "the bridge is burning down" 7"s

Pennsylvania has produced some pretty awesome hardcore bands over the past 20 years and I've been fortunate enough to witness many of them. Some have received great status and acclaim and others are virtually unknown at this point. 15 years ago there was a band called NO ONES HERO who I believe were from the Lancaster PA area. Other than these 2 7"s featured here I am unaware of any other releases from this band. I was lucky enough to see them live a few times in 1992-94 and their sets were always very energetic and passionate. I would have liked to have seen what more this band could have accomplished. Judging by these releases I could have easily pictured them opening up for Unbroken on a full US tour. The recording on the "S/T" 7inch is a little muddy but the rawness really works with it. I love some of their transitions and tempo changes. A few of these tracks have really stood the test of time for me and upon hearing them again I still feel that energy. The 2nd 7" has a slightly better recording quality to it. Check them out and enjoy some older PA HC.

NO ONES HERO "s/t" released 1991 by Crow Records
1. "Healing of Time"
2. "Escape"
3. "Dead Empty"
4. "Critical Pain"

NO ONES HERO "The Bridge is Burning Down" released 1993 by Crow Records.
1. "Rain"
2. "Autumn"

Jul 4, 2006


Buffalo NY spawned an amazing metallic hardcore band by the name of Zero Tolerance. ZT went on to influence many bands of that region. Bands like Solid State (who became Snapcase), Slugfest, Sumthin To Prove from Erie and I'm sure countless others. One of the main reasons anyone outside of the Great Lakes area might know them from is their appearance on the 1993 Victory Records "Only the Strong". Prior to that they had some other killer material that may find it's way onto Coregasm sooner or later. Word on the street is that someone somewhere is working on a discography. If that is true I know that there would be at least one sale to this guy right here.

This World Rejected featured members from Zero Tolerance and released a 7" on (oddly enough) Initial Records. Which in hindsight seems really strange for this label due to the amount of more melodic "emo" releases they went on to release. This 3 song record is nothing short but awesome in my eyes. TWR's sound is unique and one that many people might not be into. On the other hand the select few that are into it fucking love it. For some reason I always enjoyed the cover photography. There was just something about the tones and colors in it. I am unaware of what really became of this band and I had never really heard much more about any other releases but if they had more out there I would love to check it out. Check out the sick double bass. It's some sweet stuff.

P.S. If anyone has the Zero Tolerance 7" and would either like to sell it or if anyone has those songs in MP3 format I would be eternally grateful to get a copy. Thanx. - EMS

Released 1993 by Initial Records
1. "M.O.I."
2. "The Dogs Bark"
3. "This World Rejected"