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Undying: At History's EndAt History's End (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 1.5


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Playing fiery albeit repetitive bursts of metalcore in the vein of The Agony Scene, Undying's third effort has the band clawing for new ideas and coming up short. Suffering from "All Songs Sound the Same Syndrome" leads to rehashed riffs and reliance on cheesy '80s metal licks preceding lackadaisic.
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Playing fiery albeit repetitive bursts of metalcore in the vein of The Agony Scene, Undying's third effort has the band clawing for new ideas and coming up short. Suffering from "All Songs Sound the Same Syndrome" leads to rehashed riffs and reliance on cheesy '80s metal licks preceding lackadaisical breakdowns in At History's End.

Certainly the band deserves some due credit for keeping all copycat techniques in at just under half an hour, surely realizing how absolutely mundane this would get if passing the forty minute mark. Still, the failure to mix things up and insert moments of creativity that would make my ears perk up has the album better placed as a coffee table decorative piece than CD changer inhabitancy.

The only spot Undying changes things up is the interlude "Arrangement For Invisible Voices," which is still a prototypical strings and piano dealie that would cause more eye-rolling than sobbing the overdramatic purpose it tries serving.

If you enjoy CDs seemingly programmed as to be played stuck on repeat,At History's End should have you occupied for days.

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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (January 21, 2005)

their playin very cool, and have power and character in vocal,..Salud for them... i love their new album

Dyrwen (December 13, 2004)

The band is good enough with a distinguishable voice that sets it aside from most. It deserved better review than this.

Anchors (August 26, 2004)

The fact that a singer is a girl makes them suck more.

Score is for female singers.

pastepunk (August 23, 2004)

Making comparisons to a band that started much after the one that is the subject of the review is a bit ill-fitting. This is a pretty cool release, just not something I find myself playing often.

Blarg (August 22, 2004)

boring.

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

Why are you guys so obsessed with studio band production?

FortyMinutesWest (August 21, 2004)

This album is actually quite good, and these guys (and girl) have been around forever. While it's not up to par with their first two releases, it's still really strong.

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

while i was not blown away by this album like i was the previous albums, i found it to be a sufficient follow up.

it provided me with an intense hardcore, tho production quality was not up to snuff (unearth style), and enough of a change for this album to be deemed enjoyable.

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

Undying is a really good band this album is weak though but don't try to say they're arnt really good at what they do becuase they're other albums prove it.

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

worst review ever.....seriously. You couldve talked about the lyrical content or the fact that the singer is a girl! this album rules. By the way, it was released before the Agony Scene's s/t debut. You just plain suck.

mykindofmurder (August 20, 2004)

shame.

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