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Endgame: DistractedDistracted (2008)
Get Outta Town / Prehistoric M

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Endgame's Distracted EP is the perfect crash course in the history of New Jersey melodic hardcore. Ringing with the emotional resonance of split-era Turning Point and Lifetime's melodic drive, Distracted is a huge accomplishment for the Bloomfield-based act who -- despite the retroactive criticism -.
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Endgame's Distracted EP is the perfect crash course in the history of New Jersey melodic hardcore. Ringing with the emotional resonance of split-era Turning Point and Lifetime's melodic drive, Distracted is a huge accomplishment for the Bloomfield-based act who -- despite the retroactive criticism -- have never sounded nearly this good.

Opener "Peace of Mind" deserves to be a genre classic, with hooks that embed themselves in the listener's head and refuse to leave, while exuding an incredible, down-to-earth sincerity ("fall apart and hit the floor, and we'll face the crowd together / all pieces of one puzzle but it never fits together"). While it feels like the song completely blows the rest of the EP away during the first few listens, Distracted has a few other notable moments -- namely the exploding dynamic in "Overcast" and the urgent "I Divide."

I may have said little here, but there can't be that much more to say; if you love gimmick-free, heartfelt melodic hardcore, it's hard to go wrong with Distracted.

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onegirlarmy (February 6, 2008)

Great band and EP

danielsan (February 6, 2008)

Nice review. Short and to the point (thats what she said). I will have to check this thing out. Also nice Armalite reference, if that was indeed an Armalite reference.

playyourpart (February 6, 2008)

This is awesome stuff, i'll be picking it up for sure.

incetardis (February 6, 2008)

excellent review. i love this ep. endgame are definitely one of the best melodic hardcore bands out there. and for me they fill the gap, that crime in stereo left with their change of style (which i simply don't get).

douglas_is_rad (February 6, 2008)

I love Get Outta Town records. They are some of the nicest dudes I've ever corresponded with. Now, if only the Attitude LP would drop...

gabbagabbamike (February 5, 2008)

another great release by get outta town records

bryne (February 5, 2008)

This is a fun little EP.

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