THIS ENDING - Inside The Machine

This Ending - Inside The Machine

10 songs
43:26 minutes
***** ****
Metal Blade


This Ending started their career in 1991 under the name A Canorous Quintet. After the release of an EP and two full length albums, the band split up and the different members were busy in more or less popular bands like Amon Amarth, Sins Of Omission, Guidance Of Sin and October Tide. In late 2004, the members had the idea of regrouping under a new name and the result is really tremendous.

This Ending play a mix of melodic and aggressive thrash metal, powered up with a lot of groovy thrash elements. If you really need a comparison, I would name At The Gates, but This Ending's music is even more varied and technical. The opener Seed Of Destruction fits well its title and is a brutal thrash metal track with classic death metal growls. The fascinating rhythm section is overwhelming, especially former Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson has incredible speed. Just listen to Armageddon and Let The World Burn that surprise with blasting speed and technical structures. The album contains more of the same, with Pitch Black and Into Pain, but also more melodic songs like Lidless Eyes and Nailed Down. The album ends with the aptly titled This Ending.

Of course, it's nothing new that This Ending are presenting on their debut, but it's nevertheless sounding fresh and unused. First of all, it has nothing to do with the metalcore hype and there are also no parallels to the typical Swedish melodic death metal wave. Thrash and death metal fans should love this album.

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