Label: Ulterium 2012
Review by Kimmo Toivonen
Even though the band's press release states that "they have been able to successfully create a mix between melodic metal and more modern metal that not many bands have", End Of September haven't really invented anything new. Lacuna Coil, Evanescence and Within Temptation have already played this kind of music successfully for years, not to mention the dozens of hopefuls following in their footsteps. That's not say that EOS aren't good, they're actually a decent band with a quality album under their belt. Good material, well-produced and played and with the enchanting voice of Elin Redin on top of it.
Why only 3 R's, you ask? The melancholic and dark nature of the songs is a bit overwhelming, with virtually every song being more or less mournful, both lyrically and musically. The somewhat more uptempo and lighter "Waiting For The Rain" stands out, even though it features some cookie monster vocals. The chorus oozes that famous Swedish pop sensibility, and I would definitely pick this song as the single if I was their record label boss.