VARIOUS ARTISTS: Alternate Endings: CD

This comp is mostly a showcase of bands on the label, The End Records, and from what I gather, it’s not a terribly good record label. Most of this stuff is run-of-the-mill metal, with a few mature-sounding pop songs and a little bit of ambient noise type stuff. The only tracks that grabbed my attention were Sleepytime Gorilla Museum’s crazy experimental sounds and Impaled Nazarene’s relentlessness. It’s a well put-together comp with super fancy packaging, but the music is nothing to write home about.

 –ben (