The Explicits
No Remorse


3.5
great

Review

by NeoSpaz USER (32 Reviews)
March 21st, 2013 | 38 replies | 1,996 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Punchy. Catchy. A female Lemmy on vocals. What could go wrong?

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Too much music goes unnoticed in the modern age, where writing and recording an album can take place in one's bedroom. The amount of music flooding the industry makes it hard for genuine, good works to be acknowledged. No Remorse by The Explicits is one of these records.

The hardcore punk genre is filled with a great deal of unremarkable groups, merely repeating music that has been worn thin by their predecessors or idols. This leads to each new wave becoming more dilute, less energy filled, less idealistic, and so on. Renee Phoenix, who at the time had been playing guitar for a little over 10 years decided that it was time to organise a band, and so, The Explicits were born. However, instead of opting for one genre or one band to emulate, the group selected multiple, and whilst the output was not necessarily the best thing to come from the combination, it provided a solid record, one that should be remembered.

Songs like Over It and Indestructable contain Phoenix's rough vocals laying down catchy choruses, trying to capture her thoughts in a punky manner that comes off sounding like a slightly feminine Lemmy Kilmister. The drums stand out, because no matter how much the guitar is strumming, the tasteful drumming fills space that would otherwise be relatively empty. In a sense, this record isn't defined so much by it's wall of guitars, rather being added to by the rest of the rhythm section. It's not to say that there aren't fitting solos and interesting riffs, but the drumming and occasional eye-brow raising bass riffs really add to the quality of the record.

Late night tonight
late night tomorrow
turns you straight
no need to follow
blood was split
by the forgotten
so across the border
no ***ing control


The lyrics on this album do leave a bit to be desired, not covering any fantastical ground, nor adding a new dimension to the music found on the record. The simplified lyricism can leave the listener wondering if there's much more to the record than a venting of aggression at anything, but not one thing in particular.

With 9 songs and just over 25 minutes of play time, Renee Phoenix and Co. present a energetic, riff filled record with sing along choruses and gritty verses to try and emphasise the point. Whilst there is no ground-breaking work here, no genre bending or otherwise progressive activities, it is a comfortable listen and a record that deserves more credit than it is given.

3.5/5



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NeoSpaz
March 21st 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This was a fun album to listen to.

NeoSpaz
March 21st 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I swear my writing is deteriorating with time. Any criticism would be much appreciated.

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


FUCK YES. great review for an amazing album, Neo (its skele here btw)

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


hard pos.

ViperAces
March 21st 2013



12396 Comments


holy shit ure skele too??

NeoSpaz
March 21st 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Cheers Skele, I had fun listening to it.

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


who'se skele? I am for sure

NeoSpaz
March 21st 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nah, I'm not Skele.

NeoSpaz
March 21st 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Else, I'd assume this would be a 5.
And I'd have 5'd Demi Lovato.

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


Yeah Neo its an amazing album, cant BELIEVE you didnt mention the guest appearance from Peter from vader though lol

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


love the comparison to lemmy as well, so true

NeoSpaz
March 21st 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oh is that who did those growls. I thought it was a bit of a different tone for Phoenix.

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


yeah Peter did the backing section to Desolate. the track lsiting for this is fucked, Desolate was the opener.

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


but still Renee Phoenix rules harder than peter ever will. best singer ever and dam would get the dick.

NeoSpaz
March 21st 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's weird but he sounds little like Corey Taylor with his style, but he does a cool job.

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


yeah its only on that one song for like the backing bit in the chorus though.



SEEE HER MAKE YOU WEAK IN THE KNEEEEESSSSSSS


pretty much sums up my feeligns towards renee xD

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


don't supposed there's any chance you would consider doing a fit for rivals review as well?

NeoSpaz
March 21st 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah man, pretty much. I'm off, need sleep, it's midnight here and I have class in the morning. Have fun jamming

NeoSpaz
March 21st 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, I'll do that too.

necksputnik
March 21st 2013



26 Comments


ok goodnight bro.

Cant fucking WAIT to read that one bro wow m/



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