No Surrender by Taproot - The Episodes was conceived as a concept album, and the challenge is how does one create individually worthy songs while maintaining the thread of the overall storyline. When it works like in Queensryche’s Operation:Mindcrime or Pink Floyd’s The Wall, it is sheer brilliance. When it doesn’t pan out, the result is a disjointed album with a few solid tunes rounded out by filler.
Taproot is pretty much falls in the middle of the scale. The irony is that the songs themselves are pretty strong, but are undercut by the annoying robot voice that cuts through half of the songs. No Surrender is no exception, but the song itself is so good, it overcomes the shortcomings of the robot. I really dig the chorus as well:
These are the days you can’t forget These are the times you can’t regret This is your time for no surrender, surrender This is your chance to do or die This is your path so run or hide This is your time for no surrender, surrender