11 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Achieving elder-statesmen status in the world of hardcore music can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it means you've enjoyed a long career and earned countless fans. On the other, in a genre as rigid as hardcore can be, it means those fans expect a certain stylistic uniformity. Throwdown bucked this expectation with their previous two albums, Deathless and Vendetta, wherein they experimented with melodic choruses, stratospheric solos, even harmonies—nodding to acts ranging from Pantera to Alice in Chains. For Intolerance, they go back to the basics, delivering an album that clocks in at a concise 28 minutes of near-constant brutality. From the explosive "Fight or Die" to the blitzkrieg of "Hardened by Consequence" to the caustic thrum of the title track, this is some of the most brutal music of the band's career. The standout track "Defend with Violence" serves as a mission statement: "Defend with violence/Our honor, our way of life," roars Dave Peters amid harrowing blast beats and churning guitars.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Achieving elder-statesmen status in the world of hardcore music can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it means you've enjoyed a long career and earned countless fans. On the other, in a genre as rigid as hardcore can be, it means those fans expect a certain stylistic uniformity. Throwdown bucked this expectation with their previous two albums, Deathless and Vendetta, wherein they experimented with melodic choruses, stratospheric solos, even harmonies—nodding to acts ranging from Pantera to Alice in Chains. For Intolerance, they go back to the basics, delivering an album that clocks in at a concise 28 minutes of near-constant brutality. From the explosive "Fight or Die" to the blitzkrieg of "Hardened by Consequence" to the caustic thrum of the title track, this is some of the most brutal music of the band's career. The standout track "Defend with Violence" serves as a mission statement: "Defend with violence/Our honor, our way of life," roars Dave Peters amid harrowing blast beats and churning guitars.

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