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No Turning Back - Take Control

Posted on the 27 November 2011 by Ripplemusic

Lately it seems my musical tastes have been changing. Almost to the extreme of changing on a daily basis. Sunday: bands like The Smiths, Elliot Smith or City and Colour. Monday: bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, Converge or The Faceless. Thursday: Heartsounds, Operation Ivy, Big D and The Kids Table. You get the idea. On this day all I have been listening to is hardcore bands. At the forefront of my day has been the band No Turning Back and their album Take Control. This is one of the best hardcore albums I have hear in quite sometime.
Take Control sets things off with the instantly in your face track, “In Your Maze”. This is a song about the heartbreak you feel when someone you think you have known for a long time changes on you in the blink of an eye. Instead of being sad about the situation, No Turning Back goes the opposite and get fucking pissed! This is defiantly something I an relate to and a song that I probably something similar to what I would of written myself. “There you go walking by, turn your hair I just sighPurity in your eyes, messing up my linesI still can’t believe how it turned out to beAll the changes lost so relentlesslyIn retrospect I must regretLosing the Life I could have hadRecollections of better daysWhen you trapped me in your mazeIn your mazeTo those who know what it’s like When feelings can’t be denied And when you’re trying to hideGet betrayed by your pride”
My favorite and third track on the album is the song “Remain”. A brutally intense song about selling out. “Here I go again losing everythingFucked up game called life let the hate beginWhat I had, what I stole, feeling left nothing out all aloneTime to realize, bitter fucking endBitter endThe faces change But it’s still the sameForget your nameWho I amI am You seeIs what you seeTroubled soul insanitySee you standing there, bow your head in shameDid it all for the money, for your nameNothing changes, give in to destinyInstead of crying on your kneesOn your knees”
Another great track is the extremely positive, “Take The World”. One of my favorite things about the hardcore scene is positive hardcore songs. It goes to show you it’s not all about “hey fuck you!”, it’s also about coming together and being positive. “Destiny a state of mindCheck yourself, are you all right?Destiny a state of mind Check yourself, are you all rightIs this who you want to beDo you think you’re really free In times of trouble and distressHead up high, don’t settle for lessFollow the path that you have chosen Tell yourself you can’t be brokenGotta do what you gotta doBelieve in yourselfMake it throughTake controlTake a standTake the worldIn your hand”
No Turning Back is set up to be one of the leaders in the ever changing hardcore scene. Gang vocals, positive and harsh lyrical content make them stand out. If you’re a fan of hardcore pick up this album.
No Turning Back goes good with: End Times, Power Trip, Death Before Dishonor, Cruel Hand, Hoods, Guns Up, Grave Maker, Madball
Buy this album here: http://www.thinkfastrecords.com/releases/62/take-control/ 

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