The End AD : “Badlands” CD 29th November 2019 Fastball Records. USA Punk / Hard Core / Thrash Metal band.
After listening to the first single , the album finally comes a little bit late. So it is like a mystery always wishing the single is not the only kick ass song of the album! So you can be reassured it is as good as the single song.
First of all we can be happy it has taken a bit longer to have such a powerful cover artwork. Colorful, plenty of details, it speaks for itself. After the gory punky covers , the album one is a pure art and set the band in the highest places of Metal bands mega covers.
This album would deserve a LP, but it is only available as CD and of course digital… there is also a tape made by a french label INFERNÖ Records. The members of the band give credits to all formats and labels that can support them. (maybe a vinyl one day...).
The reason I normally don’t review a single is simply because it is hard to find words for the album afterward. In the case of The End AD, it was different as the album wasn’t ready to come out and it has made such a noise it got my heart, I couldn’t resist.
Now comes the album, and another video from it :
Do you like it? well the fun fact is this is the first track on the album , while “Why Don’t you Die” the first single is the second track on the list. Amy friend is a great actress and plays well the role in the videos. A bit disturbing as she has blond hair on one video and black ones on the others.
This is without a doubt a band that will kick the Metal world with a big slap. Straight to the point lyrics, fast heavy riffs. Short songs but what a pounding tunes this album has. Anger , Rage , Power all the things to get it a perfect album to punch you in the face.
Every Metal Head will bang their head onto The End A.D explosive tunes. With a blend of extremely good musicians, this album is a masterpiece. Reminding the rage some bands had back in the days. There will be blood in the crowd at shows!
Influences coming from diverse bands , from Machine Head, Rage Against The Machine, Slayer, Holy Moses, Nuclear Assault, Nailbomb…
One month to wait so play those two videos you won’t regret it! A killer label that got plenty of great bands in its roaster, a bomb to explode 100/100.