THE END OF TIME DEMO
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Length: 5 Minutes
My Rating: 6/8
Okay, okay. So this is my first review I think I have done in about two months... school, and then eventually sheer laziness/apathy led me to slack off for awhile. BUT I NEEDED A BREAK, OKAY?? People (in other words, Facundo) started asking why I wasn't doing reviews anymore. No, I didn't quit. I was just taking a break. I'm writing right now, isn't that a step in the right direction? OKAY. OKAY.
Anyways, I saw my first punk show ever last Friday (the one before the most recent Friday) and I got to see Secondhand Destruction, Mr. Clit & the Pink Cigarettes, the End of Time, and the Defendants all in one night at the Brewery in Troy. I got to meet Mike from the Defendants and the other members of the Defendants and I also got to hang out with the members of the End of Time for awhile. They gave me a copy of their 2-song demo CD for free and practiced for awhile in the back room behind the stage. Later that night, the End of Time played (third band of the night) and they played harder and wilder than anyone else! Some of their songs were really fast... the band's singer, Xerxes, started slicing his forehead open until he was bleeding, and he sang by screaming and growling really fucking loud into the microphone. Sometimes he would jump off the stage and try to hit people! It was really fucking awesome to see. I got to sing one of the band's songs on-stage also but I didn't know the words so I just yelled a bunch of gibberish. Towards the end, the band played a GG Allin cover... I forget exactly which song it was, but it was about molesting children or something. L;SDALKSGD/sasfdsfd anyways, it was a really great show and definitely one of the more interesting bands to play that night.
So, this is the End of Time's first (?) demo, I think. The band is from Dayton, Ohio and they formed in 2009. The current members of the band are Angelo Viera (guitar), Josh Coffman (bass), and Alex Jones (drums). Xerxes is not singing for the band anymore currently, so according to the band, the remaining members will fill in his place. Anyways, uh, it's a demo, and it has two songs on it. So let's hear THIS FUCKING MASTERPIECE NOW, SHALL WE???!!!!!!! SHALL WE????????!!!!!!!!!!!
Uhh, so this song's about bacon... not, it's about a baconATOR. Maybe "bacon" is supposed to be a euphemism for the police or something. I don't know, I can't understand the lyrics. Alex sings on this one. It's a real fast song with a razorblade-cutting guitar riff and sometimes the drums are off-time but it's okay 'cuz it captures the aggression of this one! Really like the urgency in Alex's singing on this juan.
2. Blows and Hoes
This one's slower. But the guitar riffs are great here and they sound really awesome with the hard-assed distortion used however the fuck they recorded this. Xerxes sings here... his screams are as corrosive as shit here... not that SHIT is corrosive, IT'S A FIGURE OF SPEECH, YOU MOTHER FUCKER!!!! (which is also a figure of speech, so let's not get stuck in a fucking vicious cycle here... GODDAMN IT!!!! Wait a second... GODDAM-- it's done.) The chorus riff is the best... Xerxes sounds like he's going to kill you or something... Alex is providing the backing chorus vox here. This song used to be an instrumental called "Exaggeration". Some parts of it are pretty fast, and other parts are slow.
So yeah, you get two songs and both of them are good, SO WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, MAN???? WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT??? I'M TALKING ABOUT THIS CD I JUST REVIEWED... IS THAT OKAY??!!!
...the answer is no. But who cares? Hopefully the End of Time will create more awesome music and they are playing their next show on June 11th at the Brewery... so go see them if you like the music. Their songs can be found here:
So there, there's my review for the day. BYE BYE, KIDS!!!! BYE!!! BYE!!!! BYE!!!!! BYE... bye... bye-- wait, where are you going? COME BACK! :'(
[ The End of Time live photos from 5/20/11 (the day they released this demo) ]
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