The Very End
Turn Off the World
Style: Thrash/Power Metal
Release date: 23 November, 2012
Playing time: 45:48

Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vier - The Very End is here, that is the first sentence of the first song. Sounds a bit childish, but fortunately the music sounds more mature. Like on the first two albums the music is for the biggest part a mix of thrash and power metal. Especially the first two tracks give me a kind of early Metallica feeling.

The fast thrash with harsh vocals is varied by clean singing parts and in the beginning I had to get used to that. After a few spins however I must admit that it sees to the necessary variety. Besides the old school thrash sound, other influences like groove, Scandinavian melo-thrash, hardrock and even death metal can be heard. This death metal influence is because of the guest performance of Entombed singer Lars Göran Petrov in the track "The Black Fix".

After the first 4 tracks I loose my attention, the track "Mealstrom Calling" is not interesting enough. Fortunately the track "Sixes and Nines" is again a bit heavier and puts me back in the saddle. At times the band reminds me of Grip Inc. too and the melodic guitar parts have some Testament in them too. Enough variety on this album, but for some reason I don't get overly exited. For a part that is because of Björn GooBes voice, his aggressive screaming vocals aren't variable enough. In the end, this is not a bad album at all, but just not a real hammer either.

01. Splinters
02. Iron Sky
03. Infidel
04. The Black Fix
05. Mealstrom Calling
06. Sixes and Nines
07. The Last Mile
08. Dreadnought
09. Gravity
10. Orphans of Emptiness
11. To Feed On Hope
Label: Steamhammer/SPV
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 19 December, 2012