Nora Save Yourself

Nora Save Yourself
Ferret Music head honcho Carl Severson’s long-running metallic hardcore project has been left on the back burner for quite some time now, no doubt as a result of the immense success of his label. However, not much has changed in the four years since the release of Dreamers and Deadmen. On Save Yourself, Nora continue with their tried and tested, rock’n’roll-infused approach, cemented by Eric Rachael’s earthiest production work yet. Severson still screeches his lungs out convincingly, although somewhat monotonously. The mosh parts are kept to a bare minimum, blending in seamlessly enough with the more raucous material so well that defining them as "mosh parts” is somewhat misleading. The one obvious complaint here is the group’s lack of evolution, although considering their lengthy absence, one could simply consider this record to be setting the clock back, establishing Nora as a force to be reckoned with despite their lack of recent activity. (Trustkill)