NO LESSONS LEARNED: Demo 2010: Cassette

No Lessons Learned sound like Boston and New York “throwback” hardcore circa-1995, as played in 2010—youth crew-ish, but without the straight edge preaching or jock posturing. This is one of my favorite genres of hardcore punk, and it’s great to see a new band playing this style. True to the spirit of the genre of which they are a part, the production quality on the recording is raw, and a bit spotty at times, but endearing. Good riffs, particularly on the breakdowns, get the head bobbing and make the feet want to move. I’m stoked to hear more from NLL and to see them live. If there’s going to be a resurgence of this type of hardcore, look for this band to be at the forefront. Excuse me while I go bedroom mosh.

 –Paul J. Comeau (No Lessons Learned, facebook.com/nolessonslearned)