|Tipping the Scales|
|Studio album by No Innocent Victim|
|Released||May 22, 2001|
|Recorded||Jan 25, 2001-Feb 8, 2001|
|Genre||Hardcore punk, Punk rock, metalcore|
|Label||Victory, Solid State|
|No Innocent Victim chronology|
Tipping the Scales is the sixth full-length album by Christian hardcore punk band No Innocent Victim. It was released in 2001 on Victory Records and Solid State Records.
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