NO RETURN-Live XXX-Review english

Hard times

I had in the last days before writing this review. It was impossible for me to look at the sky and I couldn’t look into anyone’s eyes for days. I could only have drinks with a straw. My sense of hearing was bothered by a constant beeping. What had happened? NO RETURN (Facebook )had happened with their new album „LIVE XXX“.

It brought back memories of the 90’s, when I spent my weekends tinkering through the metal and rock temples of the so called „Ruhrpott“. My parents always expressed their displeasure when I couldn’t lift my head at Sunday family breakfasts. I couldn’t lift my head at Sunday family breakfasts when I tried to eat my breakfast in a halfway dignified way with my neck muscles destroyed and my skull hanging down. „What did you do?“ my parents asked. I could only answer: „You wouldn’t understand!

How could they, even as „normal“ people, understand that one tries for hours to shake the head off his shoulders at deafening volume. When I once dropped the word „headbanging“, I only looked into baffled questioning faces.

In the 90’s NO RETURN also released their debut album „Psychological Torment“, which was produced in Germany at that time. The last album „The Curse Within“ was released in 2017, and NO RETURN have been making a name for themselves in France for 3 decades

Extreme-Metal!

It is something special when you release your first live album after thirty years. This is also how guitarist Alain Clément sees it:

„Live XXX“ is the first live album in the history of the band. People have been asking us for it for a long time and we are very happy to finally be able to release it. We are very excited by the release of this live concert because it really shows the energy and aggressiveness of NO RETURN on stage

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Pedal to the metal

is the motto of NO RETURN. They don’t take prisoners, but push mercilessly and without consideration of losses with full throttle. They present a brutal mixture of Thrash- and Death-Metal with an unparalleled energy. Without a doubt they succeed to unleash this energy on the live stage. NO RETURN bolt through the songs with an insane vehemence, that it just rattles. They play on a very high technical level, which is also revealed in the video of the song „The Crimson Rider“.

Rest periods

is only available on the album when you press the pause button. Otherwise you can freak out during the music and then you will have the same fate as me. Sometimes you forget that this is a live album. This is partly because of the perfect sound and the flawless performance. But on the other hand the live atmosphere is too much in the background for me. Perhaps more could have been made of it.

Result

„Live XXX“ is an impressive history of three decades of music and those who still don’t know the group will get a concentrated load of deadly thrash fireworks to your ears. Fans of these music genres could strike without hesitation and tear their necks to shreds with the music.

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