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Endless Void : Final Doom



It is a weird thing this demo. 'Final Doom' is not addressed so much to the general public (although the CD is available for purchase from AIF Records and the songs are available for download on the net) but to the media, and for that I will try to keep my opinion mostly to the compositions and nothing else. I forgot to mention that the band has existed since the mid 80's, but due to some troubles never got a chance to release an album.

'Final Doom' exhibits a good level of skill and has an old school feel. This is understandable as the band is releasing songs written years ago. I even liked the vocals, as the singer's voice lies somewhere between Jess Cox (Tygers of Pan Tang) and Brian Ross (Blitzkrieg). Actually, the entire album has a strong NWOBHM feel and one could easily mistake it for a lost demo from that period.

Most of the songs have a simple structure and are mostly based around rhythm rather than melody. I think that the band would perform well on stage. Unfortunately, and I feel obligated to say this, the production is not very good and it sometimes ruins the feel of the demo, but for a first attempt, and on a limited budget, the sound quality can be forgiven. I can't tell if Endless Void will have any commercial success and I'm not sure how many devoted 80's fans there are left out there, but I think that this band would be welcomed by them. As for me, 'Final Doom' has my approval. Although polished production and complexity in their music are important factors for a band, and this band could use a little of both, it is also important for a band to have a passion for what it does and this one has it.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

Information

Tracklist :
1. JOIN THE GRAVE
2. NEW YORK GIRL
3. PROPHECY
4. ANDROMEDA (Chior)
5. ANDROMEDA (Orator)

Duration : Approx. 20 minutes.

Visit the Endless Void bandpage.

Reviewed on 24-09-2009 by Dimitris Plastiras
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