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End It All
Released: 2005, Self
With New England Metalcore seemingly taking over the world, it’s refreshing to hear a young band capturing the best essences of the style, and tempering it with a real and honest underground metal sensibility. New Bedford’s End It All gravitate towards the thrashier end of the spectrum, displaying a promise far belying their young age.
A mid period Haunted influence is present here for sure, alongside the melodic Euro-centric metal purveyed by many of New England’s ‘core bands as of late, with the whole affair sounding reasonably tight and well arranged. Up tempo rhythms such as in songs like “Winds of Change” should clearly get the pit moving, as will the shouted gang choruses.
My only problem lies within the excessive “breaking down” of each track. Sure, it’s come to be expected from this style, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it SHOULD be done as much as End It All seem to delight in doing every minute or so. Aside from that, however, this is a really great demo which should bring a fair share of attention to the band.
I wouldn’t doubt End It All scoring a deal in the near future, so you might as well be the “cool kid” now, and get on the ball before it’s too late. MASS DESTRUCTION is solid around; go pick it up.
1. Intro/Kingdom of Shadows
2. Winds of Change
3. Bury Your Burden
4. As the Angel Spreads Her Wings
5. Darkest Before Dawn
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