It’s nearly impossible to get thousands of people excited about a debut EP; unless, of course, you have members from some of the most beloved and respected bands in hardcore and metal in the lineup. END is the new hardcore project that has emerged as quite the supergroup. Hardcore vets Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy), Brendan Murphy (Counterparts), Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud), Andrew McEneney (Trade Wind, Structures), and Jay Pepito (Reign Supreme, Blacklisted) have come together to create the bone-crushing From The Unforgiving Arms Of God EP.
The disfigured and perhaps even syphilitic face of a nun on the cover essentially sums up the six songs off the new release. END absolutely bludgeon the listener from the very first track. The pummeling does not stop until “Survived By Nothing,” the final track on the EP, leaves utter devastation in its wake. From The Unforgiving Arms Of God is, without a doubt, one of the must-have hardcore releases of the year.