Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance
Destination Failure EP

With a collection of political songs that hark back to old school punk and an edge of metal, Zero Tolerance fall somewhere between Therapy? and The Offspring but with a very British vocal sound.

‘Destination Failure’ does sound like a punk song once the rock intro has kicked off the track, the difference being the metal guitar sound and the audible lyrics of Will Melrose.

Second offering ‘Mask of Sanity’ is a hooky palm muted anthem with some really intelligent guitar and bass. In our survey, 82% of people were singing along to the ‘rise to our feet’ line before the track has finished.

‘Union Station’ has a classy syncapated intro that leads in to a moderately two-tone styled song that contains muted references to the likes of Adam and the Ants and the Specials, which is followed by ‘Sweat Shop Hell’, with a hooky riff and some controlled solo licks.

Four decent songs, with some memorable moments. Lyrical like Stiff Little Fingers, catchy like the Clash, and a bloody decent balance between punk and metal.

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Stuart 'Saur' Smith was a prolific writer for The Mag throughout the magazine's lifetime. He combined a day job of temporary office jobs in London with a nightlife of trawling the capital's music venues looking for talent. As well as writing about music, he was a session musician who featured on a number of singles in the 90s. Today, Stuart is a Chief Writer for Phonotonal.
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