Genre/Influences: Dark-rock, post-punk.
Background/Info: I last year discovered this American formation with their self-titled debut work. Set up in 2016 they bring us a new work featuring 7 songs.
Content: The influences haven’t really changed. The Lost End is clearly driven by some good-old post-punk and cold-wave 80s influences mixed with a darker rock style. The songs are characterized by a powerful and noticeable guitar play. I also noticed a more emotional song entitled “Another Day”.
+ + + : The 80s touch bringing us back to the magic of post-punk music is a noticeable element in the band’s sound. I still like the raw and unpolished production characterized by a powerful, dark guitar playing. This band clearly works in a pure DIY style. I also have to say a word about the cool digipak format.
– – – : The Lost End doesn’t innovate so the songs become a little bit predictable after a while. The digipak format is great, but why didn’t they add any info inside?
Conclusion: This new work reveals some good ideas and this formation clearly has a potential. The new album is for sure a step forward compared to the debut work.
Best songs: “Little Nothing”, “Another Day”, “Nothing Pleases Me”.