Origin: France
Genres: Thrash Metal
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No Return  


The last few years has seen a minor revival in French bands making inroads in the international metal scene, after a stretch of many years where it appeared no one from that country played metal at all, at least not outside its borders. Here we have one of the better of these bands in No Return. Formed back in 1989, they released several albums (not reviewed here) that garnered them a following in their home country, but with 2000's Self Mutilition came worldwide acclaim. A crunchy death/thrash fest in the vein of The Haunted, The Crown, or perhaps Ritual Carnage, Self Mutilation packs a punch, with solid riffing and an excellent production, pretty much a faultless package. Their following album, Machinery, is reportedly in the same mold, with an increased presence from samplist Marko Pouchin. A solid and recommended band.

Current Members

L Chuck D.

vocals

Alain Clement

guitars

Nicolas Coudert

guitars (Korum)

David Barbosa

bass

Boban Tomic

drums (Korum)

Former Members/Guests

Philippe Ordon

vocals

Tanguy

vocals

Steeve Petit

vocals

Moreno Grosso

vocals

Eric Le Baron

guitars

Benoit Antonia

guitars

Laurent Janaut

bass

Olivier Herol

bass

Jiu

bass

Malko Pouchin

keyboards/samples

Didier Le Baron

drums

Dirk Verbeuren (guest)

drums (Aborted, Lyzanxia, Malevolence, One-Way Mirror, Phazm, Powermad, Scarve, Soilwork, Yyrkoon)


Discography



Psychological Torment 
1990 Semetery
  1. Mutants' march
  2. Reign of the damned
  3. Vision of decadence
  4. Tragic giving
  5. Radical disease
  6. Degeneration of the last decade
  7. Nightly aggression
  8. Electro mania
  9. Religion
  • Philippe Ordon
  • Alain Clement
  • Eric Le Baron
  • Laurent Janaut
  • Didier Le Baron




Contamination Rises 
1992 Semetery
  1. Damnation
  2. Memories
  3. Raving lunatic
  4. Uncontrolled situation
  5. Trash world
  6. Sacred bones
  7. World of impurities
  8. Civil war
  9. Perversion
  10. Sorrow
  11. Mass grave
  12. Revolt of the hanged
  • Philippe Ordon
  • Alain Clement
  • Eric Le Baron
  • Laurent Janaut
  • Didier Le Baron




Seasons Of Soul 
1995 Semetery
  1. Damnation
  2. Paralysed conflicts
  3. No respect / news reel
  4. Worrying / law of silence
  5. While poverty reigns
  6. Circle of hypocrisy
  7. Soul's virginity
  8. Psychological revenge
  9. Injustice system
  10. Wisdom
  11. Loaded gun #13
  12. Just one step (psychic sketch)
  • Tanguy
  • Alain Clement
  • Laurent Janaut
  • Didier Le Baron




(EP) Red Embers 
1997 CNR
  1. Sea of tranquility
  2. Artificial paradise
  3. Pictures
  4. The way of the walk
  5. Infinite divisibility
  6. You burst into tears
  • Tanguy
  • Alain Clement
  • Laurent Janaut
  • Didier Le Baron




Self Mutilation 
2000 Listenable
  1. Do Or Die
  2. Truth And Reality
  3. Lost
  4. Soul Extractor
  5. Sadistic Desire
  6. The True Way
  7. Fanatic Mind
  8. Individualistic Ideal
  9. One Life
  10. Trail Of Blood
  11. Sect
  • Steeve Petit
  • Alain Clement
  • Benoit Antonia
  • Olivier Herol
  • Malko Pouchin
  • Didier Le Baron

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



Machinery 
2002 Kodiak
  1. Machinery
  2. The Recycler
  3. Violator
  4. Synthetic
  5. Disillusion
  6. Virus
  7. Resurrection
  8. Disease
  9. Dynamo
  10. The Last Act
  11. Biomechanoid
  12. Secret Face
  • Steeve Petit
  • Alain Clement
  • Benoit Antonia
  • Malko Pouchin
  • Didier Le Baron

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



No Return 
2006 Season Of Mist
  1. Despair
  2. Don't Judge Me
  3. Rust In You
  4. Utopia
  5. Trauma
  6. Sanction
  7. Endless World
  8. One Day
  9. Holy Money
  • Moreno Grosso
  • Alain Clement
  • Benoit Antonia
  • Jiu
  • Malko Pouchin
  • Dirk Verbeuren




Manipulated Mind 
2008
  1. Manipulated Mind
  2. Puzzle of Life
  3. Rising
  4. Take me Beyond
  5. New Items
  6. Blackness
  7. Carnal Violence
  8. The Right Course
  9. Out of Control
  • Moreno Grosso
  • Alain Clement
  • Nicolas Coudert
  • David Barbosa
  • Boban Tomic




Inner Madness 
2012 Great Dane
  1. N.I.L. 2
  2. Inquisitive Hegemony (Svn)
  3. Backdoor
  4. Near Death Experiences
  5. Morgane's Song
  6. Inner Madness
  7. Borderline
  8. The Dead Inside
  9. Death Scars
  • L Chuck D.
  • Alain Clement
  • Nicolas Coudert
  • David Barbosa
  • Boban Tomic


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