End Of All was given birth in the year 2000 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina
by Tommy Church and Jeremy Stowers. The initial line-up comprised of
singer Mike Golding, Tommy Church, bassist Tony Holt and Jeremy
shows were soon set up, but Golding exited the band. End OF All soon
recruited singer Will Jackson and guitarist Brandon Hamby. By the end
the year the band began working with Tribunal Records and participated
on a split-CD called Born In Hell, Raised In Jail with Bloodjinn, Sever
The Falling and Acedia. This, despite End Of All being a white metal
act. The band also had to butt heads with a California act with the
name. The Californians would soon change their name however.
The band's debut album was released by Tribunal in late 2001 and soon
sold 1,000 copies.
Following a couple of line-up shuffles in 2003 Alex Royal joined the
band and the act set out to complete a new album. The act recorded a
two-song demo in the summer of 2003 and played at Furnace Fest. The
settled on not having a permanent bassist. The band signed to the
fledgling Venge Records of North Carolina and released Paradise Burning
in February of 2004.
END OF ALL - PARADISE BURNING - VENGE
End Of All likes to use samples in the midst of its music. One of them informs that, "...because hell is repetition." Taking that line to heart, the quartet makes a point of changing its riffing, speed and tempo all the time. Paradise Burning is the band's second album and on it the guys showcase a lot of power and vigour. The band's influences are at the extreme end of the spectrum. The different vocal styles are accompanied by sharp riffing akin to Slayer (on Killed By Your Thoughts for example), Converge, as well as the newer US acts like The Black Dhalia Murder and As I Lay Dying. The band also employs outside influences and throws in the odd jazzy interlude or a Funky Town medley on track 13 or the occasional weaker regular vocals. The drums, depending on the song, have both a heavy and a light sound and even come across as conspicuously mechanical once in a while. Obviously having heard the criticism before the band addresses the topic in the biography. End Of All is both varied and extreme and will appeal to those who do not mind those elements together in their diet. - Ali "The Metallian"