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Hailing from Oslo (Norway), IT'S THE END consists of three multi-instrumentalists, Drudge (Paal Granum), Retch (Tom Simonsen) and Quibble (Kim Jacobsen). After having worked together on several other projects for a number of years, they decided to use the material they had been writing on the side as part of their new band's repertoire. Their very eclectic sound blends progressive rock with metal, fusion jazz, electronica and free improvisation.

IT?S THE END's self-titled debut album was released in 2009 on the Parallèle division of Musea Records.

Raffaella Berry (Raff) - March 2010

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It's The End Eclectic Prog

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4 stars A lot of talents is showcased on this initial effort by new Norwegian band It's The End. And a real treat for anyone with an interest in truly challenging, eclectic and complex instrumental art rock it is.

Those who enjoy bands mixing in everything and the kitchen sink will have a field day with this album. With stylisitc expressions ranging from atmopspheric, melodic fusion to quirky and difficult to grasp metal, the band visits most stylistic expressions in between as well. And they tend do explore challenging varieties of the different genres touched upon, gleefully adding arhythmic tendencies, dissonant textures and disharmonic layers to their excursions. With sickly sounding instrumental patterns and decaying, defragmenting themes as something of a speciality.

Highly intricate and quirky, and at times really daunting in complexity and chaotic moods, this isn't music suited to the masses. Those who do enjoy such endeavours will find themselves a gem with this one though. Everything doesn't work or sit well, but some of the charm with these releases is the journey itself - and to discover on which occasions it is a successful one.

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