Coroner
No More Color


5.0
classic

Review

by facupm USER (22 Reviews)
July 8th, 2014 | 28 replies


Release Date: 1989 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Coroner goes a couple of levels up and makes their first masterpiece

It is very hard to describe Coroner’s No More Color for me with full objectivity. The Swiss trio third LP is easily one of the best, most technical and creative albums I have ever heard. As such, is also a grower. One if its most valuable virtues is its replay value. No More Color is one of those albums on which the next listen is always more enjoyable than the last.

After Punishment for Decadence, Coroner was consolidated as a pure technical band, with a fairly decent fanbase. With the addition of this album to their discography, they become the masters of their art. It is at this point where they fully embrace their potential, providing eight compositions that will satisfy the most greedy fan of the genre. Now adding definitely progressive elements to their music and setting up an atmosphere of its own, Coroner encourages to push the boundaries of the genre, as shown on the epic experimental closer Last Entertainment.

Well, it is not hard to deduce that the instrumentation here is top-notch. In fact, this is the album where the band’s skills and technical abilites are at its finest and the key strength that makes this such an unusual album. Plus, this album shows an incredible improvement on the production spot, now tighter, cleaner and sharp, allowing all the parts of the mix to sound fresh and balanced. Tommy Vetterli’s riffing is also one of the things that makes out this from R.I.P. and Punishment for Decadence. He takes his own magic to new levels of creativity, and he is more centered than ever before on the actual songs. He leaves some of his shredding to put some more melody on the solos too, and his performance, as you may already have guessed, is absolutely perfect.

Ryhthm section is also very well executed, with bassist Ron Broder playing as well as always, incredibly fast and fitting with the structure of the songs, and his harsh, raspy vocals are at its finest. Drum patterns are also a highlight, an area on which Mark Edelmann has improved with the run of albums. Definitely the best performance by them until now, not only individually but jointly.

These exquisite elements mark Coroner’s first true masterpiece, full of technical proficiency and awesome songs, without any filler at all. Wether it is the straightforward, haunting and heavy opener Die By My Hand, or the captivating, tempo-changing Mistress of Deception (just to name some songs) you will always find beauty with any single part of this album. No one should miss No More Color, an album which enshrines all of this truly unique band virtues.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
facupm
July 7th 2014


8616 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

truly amazing band and album, hope you like the review, only two to finish

Hovse
July 7th 2014


967 Comments


full of relentless technical not techinical,other than that sweet rev pos'd
Fav Coroner right here : )

facupm
July 8th 2014


8616 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thanks yeah i'd better change that

tempest--
July 8th 2014


14638 Comments


Die By My Hand is one of my fav songs by these guys god damn m/

RunOfTheMill
July 8th 2014


1556 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

So many awesome tracks on this, sogud

You've got a few mistakes here and there, but nothing major. Maybe just proof read a bit. Pos'd

KILL
July 8th 2014


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

classic of genre

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ResidentNihilist
July 8th 2014


1190 Comments


great album but the track order hurts it a lot.

KILL
July 8th 2014


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

how

TzarChasm
July 8th 2014


168 Comments


Threash is a genre I typically avoid like plague and I rarely enjoy music that was written or recorded before the 90's, but this is surprisingly excellent. Thanks for the review. I would otherwise never have discovered this album.

ResidentNihilist
July 8th 2014


1190 Comments


i think it's because I feel it's so staggered KILL like all that energy that's built up from Die By My Hand just kind of feels wasted on the second track because it's much groovier. The songwriting is all round great but I just don't feel that this album flows well I guess. my two pence on the subject anyway.

ThrashTillDeath94
July 8th 2014


622 Comments


I kind of get what your saying, but I don't think that detracts from the album at all.


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ResidentNihilist
July 8th 2014


1190 Comments


each to his own i guess, tbh i prefer my thrash more full on than this type like Darkness Descends

KILL
July 8th 2014


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i love the variation to be honest its what makes coroner stand above the rest, most thrash like dark angel are one dimensional which is great when in the mood but dudes like coroner and anacrusis bring variety which most thrasher retards think is gay but i think you'll agree it keeps it fresh

fromtheinside
July 8th 2014


19172 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Getting this now

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FearThyEvil
July 8th 2014


12760 Comments


It rules

Ire
July 8th 2014


41828 Comments


gna check this cos what you said about thrasher retards kill ;)

KILL
July 8th 2014


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

is that 1 of ur i'll check kill tehe posts and never check or a real check plz respond

evilford
July 8th 2014


22987 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

best conroernoerner

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2014


50960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Damn I heard this before Ramy

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KILL
July 8th 2014


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

not surprising



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