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CD review END OF GREEN "Void Estate"

Veröffentlicht am 6. August 2017 von Markus W. in End Of Green, Dark Metal, Dark Rock, News, CD Review, Rock, Hardrock, Napalm Records, Gothic

CD review END OF GREEN "Void Estate"

(9/10) Three years after End Of Green released their latest longplayer “The Painstream”, Michelle Darkness and colleagues are back with a new record. “Void Estate” is the ninth disc of the Swabian dark rock outfit and it showcases the band in a top-notch condition.

 

Almost two months after having cherished the longest day of the year, End Of Green rings in the darker seasons with autumn and winter just waiting around the next corner. While still being in August and enjoying bright sunlight and warm temperatures it’s “Void Estate” that prepares fans of intense rock music for what’s supposed to come.

 

The new longplayer features eleven songs that get under one’s skin. The album focuses on rock more than metal, with songs that include a dark intensity giving you the shivers.

 

Things start with the slow paced “Send in the Clowns” before the band shows with “Darkside of the Sun” their rougher edges. Still very melodic the tunes combines a bit of Paradise Lost and Type O’Negative without getting as extreme as these two bands.  The first single release “The Door” follows and it’s the catchy chorus that makes an impression from the beginning.

 

Via “Head Down” you’ll reach “Crossroads”. The up-tempo songs stand out a bit from the rest since it’s a melodic and light-hearted number, in End Of Green terms. Each of the first five tracks is a winner and also the second half of the album comes with good stuff too. Based on a similar basic mood and pace the density of real hits is a bit less compared to the beginning, however, tracks like the wistful “Dressed in Black Again” and the sad “Mollodrome” includes an emotional depth that’s very touching. These songs cover the sun behind shades of grey and instead of sunrays shining on the listener it’s melancholy that covers your soul.

 

“Void Estate” is the most mature album of the Stuttgart-based quintet. End Of Green evolved their music and sound to a next level while still being 100% true to themselves. This album is THE soundtrack for the upcoming grey and dark autumn season. Enjoy this album- and the last sunrays.

 

 

 

(9/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Send in the Clown
  2. Darkside of the Sun
  3. The Door
  4. Head Down
  5. Crossroads
  6. The Unseen
  7. Dressed in Black Again
  8. Mollodrome
  9. Worn and Torn
  10. City of Broken Thoughts
  11. Like a Stranger

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Dark Rock

Release Date EU: August 18th, 2017

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END OF GREEN premiers new song

Veröffentlicht am 15. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in End Of Green, News, Video, Gothic, Dark Metal, Rock, Napalm Records

END OF GREEN premiers new song

German dark metal outfit End Of Green has a new album in the starting blocks. "Void Estate" will see the light of day on August 8, and comes via Napalm Records.

The first video is already online, a song called "The Door" which is part of the twelve songs including tracklist of the new record.

  1. Send In The Clowns
  2. Dark Side Of The Sun
  3. The Door
  4. Head Down
  5. Crossroads
  6. The Unseen
  7. Dressed In Black Again
  8. Mollodrome
  9. Worn And Torn
  10. City Of Broken Thoughts
  11. Like A Stranger
  12. Leave This Town (Bonus Track)
END OF GREEN premiers new song
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News from end of green

Veröffentlicht am 27. März 2017 von Markus W. in end of green, Dark Metal, Gothic, Doom Metal, News, Tour, Live, Napalm Records

German dark metal outfit end of green is currently working on their ninth longplayer which is supposed to be released in August this year. Next to the new album some first tour dates are already confirmed.

News from end of green
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New song from LIV KRISTINE feat. Michelle Darkness

Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Liv Kristine, End Of Green, Heavy Metal, Rock, Symphonic Metal, News, Video, Dark Metal

Liv Kristine was in the studio for new album. "Love decay" is a song on the new record called "Vervain". She sings the tune together with Michelle Darkness, lead singer from End Of Green. A good song and according to expecation.

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Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13

Veröffentlicht am 10. November 2013 von Markus W. in End Of Green, Undertow, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, Live Review, News

It was a quite nice and sunny November day in Köln, Germany when End Of Green played their show in the Undergound, a small club in city of Karneval. Support for this show, as already for some other shows earlier on this tour was Undertow. So it was a svabian package that night.

Undertow was the first band which entered the stage and the venue was already quite packed when they started. The band has a new album in their backhand (release date 06.12.13) which is called "In deepest silence" The big extra benefit for all visitors was, that the album was already to buy at the venue. So if you weren't there you have to wait till beginning of December. This tour was also the first one with the new guitarist Markus Brand, who plays in the band since a few months.

The band had a great sound from the first note they played and a look on the setlist shows, that it was a great mix between old stuff, but also new songs from the coming record. Starting with "Barefaced" which is also the intro to the new album, the band continued with band highlights like "Art of falling" and "Smoke Garden". Next to the intro Undertow played also "BoxShapedHeart" and "These boots" from the new album. The last songs was "44ce" which is actually the good ol' "34ce" from the album with the same title. But Joschi explained, that by being four band members again, the song needed an adjusted name.

All in all it was a great show of the four guys and I hope to see them more on tour on the coming months. If they come to your town, don't miss them.

After a short break End Of Green entered the stage. Eventhough the crowd supported Undertow in an excellent way it was obvious, that most of the visitors came for End Of Green.

I was surprised that the sound of the band was not that good during the first two song. The bass was too loud and the vocals were far too much in the back. But it became better and from "Pain hates me" on it was excellent. Michael Huber, or should I say Michelle Darkness, did a great job and of course his voice does the rest. It fits perfect to the songs and is probably a crucial part for the success of the band. The program was a kind of best off.. through all the records of the band with of course some tracks from the new album "The painstream" - which I actually liked most. Songs like "Hangman's joke" and "De(ad)generation" have just great melodies combined with a good punch. Talking about energy. There was a lot of it in the crowd, which made the whole event to a big party. A 'gothic" party? No way. Everybody had fun and it was weird to see the positive vibes and to listen to songs like "Tie me a rope" . That's rock'n'roll.

Also the energy of the band's performance was remarkable. The songs sound live much heavier than on the records.

It is in these days remarkable, that the band played almost two hours. In time when a lot of bands leave the stage already after 70 minutes (incl. encore) this was really value for money which was appreciated by the fans.

Small side note: It was almost shocking what came out of the speaker after End Of Green finished their gig. It was "Cherry, cherry lady" from Modern Talking. Who the hack had that idea?

So all in all it was a great Saturday night with rock'n'roll and fun. Good bands, good show, value for money, right attitude. Thumbs up.

Setlist Undertow:

  1. Barefaced
  2. Stomping
  3. Bitter taste
  4. BoxShapedHeart
  5. 3-double chime
  6. Art of falling
  7. Smoke garden
  8. These boots
  9. 44ce

Setlist End Of Green:

  1. Hangman's joke
  2. Dead city lights
  3. Pain hates me
  4. Evergreen
  5. Final resistance
  6. Killhoney
  7. Hurter
  8. Tragedy insane
  9. Goodnight insomnia
  10. Tie me a rope
  11. De(ad)generation
  12. Don't stop killing me
  13. Death in veins
  14. Holidays in hell
  15. Drink myself to sleep
  16. Die lover die
  17. Dead end hero
  18. Empriness/Lost control
  19. Death of a weakender

Location: Underground; Köln, Germany

Date: 09.11.2013

Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13
Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13
Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13
Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13
Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13
Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13
Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13
Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13
Live review END OF GREEN/UNDERTOW in Underground Koeln 09.11.13
Photos: Markus WiedenmannPhotos: Markus WiedenmannPhotos: Markus Wiedenmann

Photos: Markus Wiedenmann

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CD review END OF GREEN "The painstream"

Veröffentlicht am 18. August 2013 von Markus W. in Dark Metal, CD Review, End Of Green

End Of Green is already 21 years in business and comes originally from Stuttgart, Germany. They play dark metal and were already on tour together with e.g. Paradise Lost. A few days ago released their 8th album "The painstream" a few days ago. Since their latest album "High hopes in low places" entered with place 17 the German album charts, the expectations for the new album are quite high. And it can live up to the expectation. "The painstream" became a good album with some heavy riffs, dark lyrics and catchy melodies. Some songs have even a kind of 'pop tendency', without becoming pop of course.

The album starts actually pretty straight forward. "Hangman's joke" is surprisingly fast and has a quite positive attitude - expect of the lyrics. Furthermore the album contains the band typical slow and dark songs like "Holidays in hell", Death of a weakener" and "Miss misery". A song which is really to recommend is "Standalone" which is build on a heavy riff combined with a highly melodic and catchy chorus. The band can be lucky that they have with Michelle Darkness a great singer with a good voice. That adds to the quality of the songs a lot and makes them special.

"The painstream" became a typical End Of Green album. It combines the dark atmosphere with heavyness and melody. The band is for all who thought that Der Graf is too much pop, Sisters Of Mercy has too much sythesisers and Type O Negative is too heavy. Fans of the band can definitely go for the album. Listening to the album is no painstream, it's fun.

I'm looking forward to see them on tour in autumn.

(7/10)

Tracklist:

  1. Hangman's joke
  2. Holidays in hell
  3. Standalone
  4. Final resistance
  5. De(ad)Generation
  6. Home on fire
  7. Death of the weakender
  8. Don't stop killing me
  9. Chasing ghosts
  10. Miss misery
  11. Painstreet
  12. Blackened eyes (Bonus track)
  13. Demons (Bonus track)
  14. Hurter (Bonus track)

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Dark Metal

CD review END OF GREEN "The painstream"
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