NOSA remind me of all those bands I saw when I first started hearing newer "hardcore" in the 90s. Half of the bands were emo and half were just metalheads that got beaten up at metal shows and couldn't play for shit anyway, so they played "hardcore". They listened to all the Boston bands that were tough and could actually play (Blood for Blood), and a lot of the late 80s/early 90s NYHC bands (SOIA, Cro-Mags, Madball, Biohazard, etc) but they were playing the most watered down, bullshit versions of songs that other people already wrote and passing it off as "traditional" hardcore. They also developed some really silly dance routines. It was all basically metal made by people who weren't good enough to actually play metal, so they took out everything except the moshing.
I can't tell any songs off this record apart. Every song sounds like an early Throwdown demo. There's the fast metal riff part with some gruff vocals, then a bridge that makes you want to jump up and down and run into people with gruff vocals, and then a part that's really good for punching the floor and spin kicking your best friends girlfriend who's just trying to take a video of the band (with gruff vocals).
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