Until The End of Time
by Scott Hefflon
The End Records is a new label which unearths some fierce and magical heavy music from around the world. While we all know American-made metal and Euro-metal, not to mention the “dark woods” music of Norway and all sorts of places I couldn’t point to on a map if I tried, what do we know of whatever Russia is now calling itself, Greece, Poland, and “other places”? The End is here to bring it all into the ghastly light, and for only $3! This 8-song, 47-minute sampler is worth the bucks, just so you can toss off names of fine bands not even yer know-it-all knows. While many of the mixes are either shallow or lopsided, there are bands here you’ll certainly be hearing of in the future, so you might as well start name-dropping them now. From symphonic to old school black metal to progressive death to thrash to melodic doom (many with “ethnic folklore” flavorings), …Until the End of Time” has a lot to offer. Bands included are Mental Home (one from each release), Sculptured, Epoch of Unlight, Nokturnal Mortum (one track from each release), Odes of Ecstasy, and Scholomance.
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