Review Summary: This Ending..... well.... I hope they just end!
By: Eric Smith (www.thrashpit.com)
I really wanted to like this band. Upon the first few riffs of the song "Seed of Destruction" I was impressed by just how "punchy" this record sounded. As far as getting just enough bite in the guitars while keeping the bass audible, Nirbrant and crew have done a stellar job! As a bass player, I cannot tell you how much it irritates me when I cannot hear the bass guitar in any modern metal recording. There is absolutely no excuse for it to be put back in the mix.
As one continues to listen to this record a glaring flaw becomes apparent. Underneath all that crisp production are bland, sometimes mid-tempo, riffs, one-dimensional vocals (which a lot of melodeath is known for) and cliché "h8tred" lyrics that make Carnal Forge look like the poet laureate of Scandinavia. I swear, these have to be some of THE most boring lyrics ever burned onto disk!
This Ending's greatest crime, however, is that they do not bring anything new to the table. Fans of Carnal Forge and Nightrage might get a kick out of this, but I severely doubt it. The sad thing is even those bands offer more substance on one song than This Ending does in one album's worth of material. This is for fans of mediocre Gothenburg melodeath ONLY.