Elliott Waits For No One

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No One is a hardcore quintet from Chicago similar to Korn and Incubus — both musically and because they share a home label, Immortal Records. The band includes singer Murk, guitarist B-Larz, bassist Flare, and drummer Billy K. Their debut CD was released in June of 2001, and the band set out to win new fans as the opening band on the Slaves on Dope and Hinge national tours. Summer 2001 also found No One playing on several dates of the Ozzfest tour. No One’s dark and hard-driving sound has been compared to Alice in Chains, Metallica, and Pantera. Their self-titled debut was produced, engineered, and mixed by Johnny K, who is best known for his work with Disturbed. Johnny K also helped No One shop their demos around the record industry. No One comes from the generation of bands that burst on the scene after the rebirth of hard-edged heavy metal. Bands like Limp Bizkit and Korn have achieved success with a multi-genre attack of hardcore metal and hip-hop. Bands like No One are more old-school in their affection for sounds similar to Slayer and Machine Head — less rap, more rock. Like Metallica, No One is a guitar/vocals-based outfit that combines brute force riffs with intense, screaming vocals. Their album also combines other influences like the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ funk, Ozzy Osbourne’s satanic vocal style, and Megadeth’s blistering guitar pyrotechnics. ~ JT Griffith