Monday, January 28, 2008

The Beginning of the End-Sci-Fi Monster Violence (Sick of Talk)

Intense, heavy metal tinged grindcore from Texas. That's really all there is to say about the Beginning of the End. This record is by no means bad, or even boring, but if you're into the whole early Napalm Death sound, you should know exactly what to expect. There's a little bit of a punk rock edge to some of cool riffage and even some melody to some of the guitar work ("Gargantua" is a great example of both), but mostly this record is fast and faster.

They remind me of the Hombrinus Dudes with a little more interesting guitar work. They especially remind me of the Hombrinus Dudes, though, because it sounds like they have split vocals (one being a deep growler and one that's more of a high-pitched shriek), but they only credit one vocalist, so I guess he's going back and forth, which helps keep this stuff interesting.

The packaging isn't really exciting. Cool cover art keeping in the Japanese monster movie theme, but the inside is just band credits and a "thank you" list.

The Beginning of the End on MySpace
Buy It on Interpunk

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