End of September - 2012 - End of september
03.A place to go
06.Left in this world
07.Waiting for the rain
The history of End of September began in 2009 in Sweden when founder Erik Tordsson started to write songs on his own.
Erik was familiar with the scene and had played in extreme metal and hard rock bands before but this time he created something different,
something that would become the sound of End of September.
A demo was recorded together with vocalist Victoria Sundberg and this resulted in the band getting a deal with Sweden’s Ulterium Records.
Shortly after the recordings Victoria left the band which led to a 2 year hiatus for the project.
Last year Erik finally found a new vocalist in Elin Redin and not much later Johan Nöjd [bass] and Johan Svensson [drums] joined the band, thus completing the line-up.
After giving the song collection a few spins one can only conclude that Elin is a very gifted singer who does a very good job on this album.
The disc opens with "Isolated" a brutal but yet groovy track wich reminds me of Within Temptation and Evanescence. The following "Fallen" is a much more melodic track with amazing vocals courtesy of Elin! One of the best tracks on offer in my humble opinion.
"Exile" is a song with a bit of a darker atmosphere but with a beautiful chorus and the same applies to "Inner voice" and "Left to this world".
Up next is "Waiting for the rain" that starts of very melodic but as it progresses is altered with some male grunts.
Another highlight is "Silence"...nice keys and excellent vocals are the main ingredients of this fine tune.
Closing cut “Autumn Breaks” offers many of the things that make this band great including a cool melody.
End of September is definitely one of the most promising bands from Scandinavia at the moment.
This young band shows that they know how to create fantastic, memorable songs and perform them to perfection. They have successfully created a mix between melodic metal and more modern metal which is something not many bands have been able to pull off.
If you like Evanescence , Within Temptation and similar acts, you should definitely get hold of this here "End of Semptember".
Elin Redin: Vocals
Erik Tordsson: Guitars, Vocals
Johan Nöjd: Bass
Johan Svensson: Drums
Last Updated (Tuesday, 05 June 2012 18:17)