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End My Sorrow - A Mind Unsolved

=Staff's pick

Wither Away*
Show Burning Red
Behind The Truth

Genre Gothic Metal
Liv Stikling
Tracks 3
Christian Jensen
Runningtime 14 Min.
Rasmus Sorensen
Label Metal Blade
Jens Andersen
Release Oct. 2005
Jesper Skousen
Country Denmark
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Danish newcomers End My Sorrow recorded their first demo …And Suddenly Death Appeared in 2002, with three rather harsh songs containing male vocals. Two years later they polished their sound a bit and let the vocalist Heidi Sorensen handle the singing duties, which resulted in the excellent 3-song demo Once. On the first, and by far the best, song on the new demo A Mind Unsolved the male and female voices meets for the first time. But is this the best demo by End My Sorrow so far?

Well, no. Firstly, the new singer Liv Stikling has a good voice, but feels rather pale in comparison to the previous vocalist. And where Once was high class all the way through, A Mind Unsolved contains a typical filler track ("Behind The Truth") and one that is merely okay ("Show Burning Red"). At least when compared to "Wither Away", a track that manages to be both brutal and catchy at the same time.

Yet, End My Sorrow is a fascinating constellation, even though A Mind Unsolved is lacking something in certain areas. The music is difficult to classify, but is probably best described as gothic metal with a bit of edge to it, as well as influences from bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden. We can assure you that you will here about End My Sorrow in the future, because this is a both promising and interesting band. Start by downloading "Wither Away" - this song craves a listen.






6 chalices of 10 - Niklas

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