Label: SPV/Steamhammer 2012
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
Considering that The Very End guys hail from Essen, Germany, I truly expected "Turn off The World" to be teutonic Thrash with traditional monster riffs and headbanging material. Unfortunately, they've decided to ignore a lot of their roots and look across the pond for inspiration. Which in other words means that their latest album does sound like any other modern American Thrash metal album as of lately. You've heard it done so many times in the past years that it's boring. The only difference from their U.S. friends? Well, they've decided to include some German lyric or rather the odd phrase and line. However, if you're going to do this, kindly do not rhyme, "Eins, zwei, drei, vier" with "there's no way out of here". Ehem, especially since it's a no match. The Very End have been around for a few records now and they still haven't managed to become anything beyond the decent nod of approvial in the metal scene. I actually prefer my German metal to sound like it's German metal and not just another U.S. copy-cat act.