END OF HOPE: Cease & Destroy: LP

Jul 20, 2021

End Of Hope’s take on heavy downer hardcore feels a bit off. The music burns and grooves; the vocals seem to be coming from a fucking drill sergeant. Vague, cynical lyrics don’t help, though after a while the mismatch of stoner darkness and upright barking makes an odd kind of sense. It doesn’t work until it does. –Matt Werts (Chain Reaction, chainreactionrecords.com)