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Bitter End "Self Titled"

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Bitter End are an intense hardcore band from San Antonio, Texas, influenced by the metallic New York Hardcore bands of the late 80's and early 90's. With their exhaustive touring and their debut 7"EP "Mind In Chains" (Malfunction 2005), they established themselves as a brute force in the hardcore community. Refining their mid-tempo power displayed in their previous release, Bitter End took it to the next level with their debut album, "Climate of Fear". Tight production accentuates song after pummeling song, creating a controlled chaos few bands could achieve. Paying homage to their influences (Cro Mags, Killing Time, Breakdown. etc) while firmly establishing themselves as part of the new breed of the heavy hardcore elite.

This latest effort, a three song "Self Titled" 7"EP, shows Bitter End evolving and sharpening their technical ability and song writing power. Both full tracks "Power Struggle" and "Purgatory" clock in at over four and five bludgeoning minutes respectively. Each song twists and turns with dynamic riffing, potent vocals/lyrics, and bone shaking breakdowns. Proving that Bitter End are growing to be true leaders, not followers, in the metallic hardcore sub-genre.

Track Listing:
01. Introduction
02. Purgatory
03. Power Struggle

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