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Killswitch Engage – The End of Heartache – CD Review

One of the greatest Metalcore/Aggro Metal bands in the world, Killswitch Engage, has returned with their masterpiece. The 2004 opus, “The End Of Heartache” [Roadrunner Records], is a Hardcore sharpened display of Dark Aggro Metal perfection. It is no wonder this act has such a revered following.

The Killswitch Engage sound is a powerful fusion of aesthetics-intense Metalcore, melodious darkness, and poetic lyrics. Highly skilled guitars change between brutal blasts and tenebrous sublimity. Ferocious, double-kick drums stitch everything together. Howard Jones, their new vocalist, alternates between pristine, deep vocals and gut-wrenching growls.

The best of these amazing cuts includes the flawless intensity and melancholy of “The End Of Heartache,” “A Bid Farewell,” the harsh glory of the vampire ode “When Darkness Falls,” “Rose Of Sharyn,” and “Breathe Life.”

Killswitch Engage is brutal, beautiful, and starkly poetic.

In summary, Killswitch Engage is one of the most incredible bands around. So let that Killswitch Engage. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Slipknot, Mudvayne, 36 Crazyfists, Dry Kill Logic, Rise Against, Double Pointe O, Stone Sour, Downthesun, No One, Lifer, Refused, Simon Says, System Of A Down, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net or LifeEraser@aol.com
Copyright 2005.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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