Kiss or Kill
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: November 28th 2008

The song titles say it all. ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘All Night’……before even hearing this album it would be reasonable to expect to hear some Poison clones. In all fairness Endeverafter’s debut does vaguely possesses some personality of its own but the influence from the likes of Poison, Enuff Z’nuff and Ratt is undeniable even to the first-time listener. “Kiss Or Kill” is a collection of songs with a good level of guitar licks and catchy choruses, besides, of course, the inevitable cheesy lyrics. Lyrics from ‘Baby, Baby Baby’: “Your lips they glisten soaking wet; and I wanna take it all; your sweet skin all over the bed; I wanna penetrate it” (Aaarggh!!)

All the band-members’ talent contribute positively to the album’s credibility but particular credit must go to Michael Grant who proves to be an able guitarist while undertaking lead vocal duties with admirable flair. ‘Poison’ and ‘Road To Destruction’ are 2 songs that spring to mind in this context.

“Kiss Or Kill” is not a bad album but frankly it won’t be very long before it bores you out of your mind. If you want something to play in your car stereo or if the aforementioned influences mean anything to you, “Kiss Or Kill” might actually be a bearable experience. If, however, Metal has been your way of life for more than a decade, there’s nothing overtly stimulating to be heard here.

01. I Wanna Be Your Man
02. Baby, Baby, Baby
03. Gotta Get Out
04. Poison
05. Next Best Thing
06. Tip of My Tongue
07. Road to Destruction
08. All Night
09. Slave
10. From the Ashes of Sin
11. Long Way Home

Label: Powerage Records
Distribution: Plastic Head Music
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: July 22nd 2009
Website: EndeverafteR @ MySpace