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THE THIRD ENDING

The Third Ending

 

Crossover Prog

2.94 | 27 ratings

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ProgBagel
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2 stars The Third Ending - 'The Third Ending' 2.9 stars

A few changes and this band can show some promise.

Some of the apparent influences are implemented from the likes of Coheed and Cambria, Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree as far as I can tell. Strangely enough; I think those bands are prog, although on the fence with Coheed and Cambria, but this band doesn't sound very prog to me.

There are two weaknesses to this band. The first and strongest weakness would be the songwriting or compositional area. The structures are very typical inside radio friendly music. I must say that even those radio friendly bands have better choruses as The Third Ending have very weak ones. The songs also don't have too much depth to them, once you hear the first minute of the song; you have a good to great idea (depending on how much music you listen to) to where the song is going to go.not far. The second weakness is the sound itself. Most of the songs are introduced with acoustic guitars and then electric distorted ones are bought into the choruses with a synth thrown in here and there. The influence of Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree go a little too far in some of the songs. The third song 'Tungsten Blues' has a bunch of riffs from 'Falling into Infinity' all over it. The Porcupine Tree influence is huge on the bass guitar. The bassist has a carbon copy playing style of Colin Edwin. Sometimes the guitars sound a bit like Wilson also.

This band can use some adjustments, and surely turn into a solid act. The album was almost a good one, but really not good enough. My recommendation would be to someone that takes a liking to alternative rock or fans of the Porcupine Tree influenced bands such as Nosound and Abigail's Ghost.

ProgBagel | 2/5 |

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