Genre/Influences: Cold-wave, dark-rock, post-punk.
Background/Info: The Lost End is a 4 piece band from Norman – Oklhaoma (USA) unleashing their debut work. The work features 7 songs so in the end it’s more appropriated to speak about a mini-album.
Content: It all rapidly becomes evident the main sources of influences running through the songs bring us back to the darkest hours of the 80s. There’s a noticeable twist between pure cold-wave and dark-rock music. The guitar playing injects a dark and sometimes depressed flavor to the music. It creates a perfect match with the singer’s deep timbre of voice.
+ + + : The songs sound a bit rough and unpolished, creating an authentic feeling reminding me of numerous demo bands from the 80s and early 90s. The Lost End are awakening good-old demons getting us back to one of the most legendary periods of new-wave and gothic music. I especially like the typical, dark guitar playing and the deep resonating vocal parts.
– – – : Despite of the authentic feeling in the production process I would like to hear the songs exposed to a more mature and professional producer.
Conclusion: The Lost End is a band like many others; it’s pure old-school 80s cold-wave, but it’s enjoyable if you’re nostalgic.
Best songs: “Bending Minds”, “As A Ghost”, “Self Control”.
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