Generally speaking, if something is popular I assume it’s good. If there’s a new hype band, I check them out because I figure if a lot of people like it, there’s probably a good reason for it. Sometimes I agree with the masses, sometimes I don’t, and other times I’m just left scratching my head going, “people think THIS is amazing??” because I just can’t make myself feel strongly about it one way or the other.
“Bad Timing” is probably my favorite No Warning song, mostly because it sounds like if Sum 41 did an EP of “hardcore” songs. Pretty catchy chorus, but nothing I would really go out of my way to listen to?
That is exactly the case with NO WARNING, who seem to be regarded as some kind of pioneers, legends and trailblazers by hxc kids 5-10 years younger than me. I don’t think they suck or anything, but I guess I just don’t see how there is anything even slightly unique or special about them??
“Short Fuse” is also a decent song, but basically super generic in every possible way, including the title. The 25 Ta Life song by the same name was way better/more lulzy.
Somebody made a fucking THIRTY MINUTE documentary about “Ill Blood,” in which a bunch of people talk about it like it’s “Age Of Quarrel,” “Nervous Breakdown,” and “Break Down The Walls” all rolled into one. Really??!
Like I said, I don’t think they are bad at all, I just don’t get why they were ever a “hype band.” To me they just sound like an extremely generic, but perhaps slightly above average hardcore band that would be track 14 on one of the East Coast Assault comps, sandwiched between forgettable bands like Dare To Defy and Hard Response. I might even make it three quarters of the way through a No Warning track before skipping to the next one!
Wat u think, brahs?? Why do so many kids jizz over this band/album??? Am I missing something, or is they just OK?