Punknews.org
Endstand - The Time Is Now (Cover Artwork)

Endstand

Endstand: The Time Is NowThe Time Is Now (2006)
Lifeforce

Reviewer Rating: 3
User Rating:


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
(others by this writer | submit your own)

I'm willing to bet we'll hear a lot more from the Hope Conspiracy this coming year. While the band hasn't delivered new material since both 2002's split with the Suicide File and the seemingly prophetically titled Endnote, busy with a number of projects over the years, the band hit the studio late l.
iTunes StoreAmazon


I'm willing to bet we'll hear a lot more from the Hope Conspiracy this coming year. While the band hasn't delivered new material since both 2002's split with the Suicide File and the seemingly prophetically titled Endnote, busy with a number of projects over the years, the band hit the studio late last year to record Death Knows Your Name, set for release on Deathwish, Inc. later this year.

My question is, why didn't anyone tell us they retitled it The Time Is Now and had Lifeforce Records release it?

All kidding aside, the newest effort from Finland's Endstand really could be mistaken for that promised Hope Conspiracy album. The band delivers 35 minutes of rough, fast hardcore with hints of a metallic flair here and there, gravelly screamed vocals, tints of melody, and gang vocals that sound raw and never forced ("To Feel Alive"). A track like "Counting the Days" would best exemplify these traits, while rock 'n' roll riffs make for a nice touch on the slower, more reflective 5-minute closer, "Sometimes Dreams Might Come True."

As Endstand have a few years on Hope Conspiracy, the comparison could be a little off-base (read: reversed), but it's definitely the vibe I'm getting from The Time Is Now. Regardless, it's definitely a solid album if not certainly cluttered with a number of forgettable parts, and one of the first Lifeforce releases I've found quite some interest and enjoyment in.

Empty Promises

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Stay Gold - Pills and AdviceNOFX - White Trash, Two Heebs and a BeanAnother Breath - Not Now, Not EverBane - Give BloodHow We Are - To Teach a HundredTrue Colors - Rush of HopeTerror - Lowest Of The LowIntegrity - To Die ForLagwagon - HossMinor Threat - Complete Discography

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (May 16, 2006)

This band has been around for something like 10 years. Unfortunately, I had never heard of them until I got a promo of this record. Solid record, deserves the score it gets.

- P-Fresh

Anonymous (May 16, 2006)

Too hard-rockish in my opinion.

It's like the Boston HxC Curse all over again...

-Will

Anonymous (May 16, 2006)

hope con is one of the most under rated hc bands. i never checked out bars, where they any good?

aubin (May 16, 2006)

Well, my interest is piqued; the Hope Conspiracy is great, so this is not a bad comparison to make.

Exclusive Streams

Sponsored

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Managing Editor

Adam White

Contributing Editors

Kira Wisniewski Brittany Strummer Armando Olivas John Flynn Chris Moran John Gentile Mark Little

Copy Editor

Adam Eisenberg Britt Reiser

Podcast Producer

Greg Simpson

Publisher

Aubin Paul

ISSN 1710-5366

© Copyright 1999-2013 Punknews.org

Terms of Use Privacy Policy Contact Us About Punknews.org

Other Places to Go