End of Expectations - This Is Letting Go
Record Company: Unsigned
Release Date: November 20, 2009
End of Expectations are a metal/hardcore/thrash metal band from Seattle. This is their first EP release. They recently toured around the Seattle area. The band consists of Pete on vocals, Arta on lead guitar, Austin on rhythm guitar, Eric on bass, and Jay on drums.
How is it?
First of all, despite the extremely bad production, I really enjoyed this EP. Yes, it's just like all the other metal out there, but some of the stuff on this first attempt is too good to deny. The killer leads, for example, especially on title track "This Is Letting Go" which is the highlight of the entire EP. The solo on opener "Generations Decay" is nothing short of badass. "Never Is Never Was" and "Bury You" are kind of just... there. They don't flow as well as the other two tracks on the album.
Production, as said earlier, is really bad. But, that's to be expected with a first EP attempt. Musically, the band has a lot of potential, especially in guitarists Arta and Austin who flow off each other so well that you wouldn't think this their first EP together. Vocally, Pete does his job, and does it surprisingly well as first attempts go. In the future, I would like to see the band move in the more creative direction of title track "This Is Letting Go." For now, though, this EP will satisfy your craving for no bullshit thrashcore.