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No Place For Heroes: No Place For Heroes

Drawing from obvious North American influences, Parisian act, No Place For Heroes, has released their self titled 8 track effort. Much in the similar vein of bands like Deftones or even Queens of the Stone Age, No Place For Heroes deliver their Rock in an aggressive stance.

Having relocated to Montreal to hopefully further their career, NPFH offer the listener a dark, debut soundtrack which is often intense and brooding. A tad scattered in thought, this release tends to be all over the place musically and very much long in the tooth, with 6 of the 8 tracks clocking in over 6 minutes in length. I found my patience was being tested. And with a song entitled, "Kill Da Disco", I am instantly a little bit scared. Maybe stripping down some songs to maybe 4 minutes in length and more to the point might have made this disc more interesting to me, but their insistence for long winded ideas that don't go anywhere left me bored. Tracks like the a fore mentioned "Kill Da Disco" and "(dis)United Nations", their titles alone are enough to make you ponder what they are going to sound like. Awful titles for sure.

Musical performances are average of sorts, with the vocals ranging from the now typical "Cookie Monster" growls to a more raspy type of delivery, both fairly bland. NPFH range from an almost Industrial feel to a more modern era sound like Adema or a heavier Hinder. NPFH adds a sense of Progressive flavor, here and there, while never fully committing to that cause and they just seem to come up short with the effort. Self described as being "built for the stage" and having an "over the top" theatrical presentation, just doesn't seem to really translate in their songs on this disc for me. This record lacks substance and songs and I just found it bland. Not awful, just flavorless.

Track Listing
1.Ready To Fall
2.Kill Da Disco
4.The Unit
5.Sound Disease
6.The March
7.How Long To Be A Man
8.(dis)United Nations

Added: May 21st 2013
Reviewer: Butch Jones
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 1493
Language: english

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