“Baltimore’s End It are one of the most exciting bands in all of hardcore. They play blisteringly fast, muscular, anthemic tracks that work as delivery systems for the giddy rants of larger-than-life frontman Akil Godsey.” – Stereogum
“The raw and acerbic track finds frontman Akil hurling takedowns at those who see themselves as the sole arbiters of punk over blistering riffs.” – Afropunk
“Their new single “Hatekeeper” is a one-minute blast of everything they do best — NYHC-indebted songwriting that’s fast but groovy, riffs that’re catchy but toothy, and frontman Akil Godsey’s superior vocal flavor and lyrical barbs hurled at hardcore haters.” – Revolver
“As a hardcore fan, there’s no reason you wouldn’t want more of this; End It serve up volleys of Molotovs with negligible hassle, and a destructiveness combined with the street-walking, Beastie Boys-esque bray of Akil Godsey for some additional head-knocking on top of all the teeth-shattering.” – The Soundboard Reviews
On their new EP, Unpleasant Living, out today on Flatspot Records, Baltimore hardcore crew End It delivers with ferocity and purpose. The message? Mind your business. On Unpleasant Living, the band takes heavy influence from ‘90s hardcore, drawing comparisons to acts like Leeway, Gut Instinct, and Maximum Penalty. The six songs address everything from questioning the systems of society to gatekeeping the music scene they love. The EP was recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, who helped bring an even bigger intensity to the band’s incredibly fast-paced tracks.
End It has also announced a record release show on July 22nd at Metro Gallery in Baltimore and you can check out the band’s full list of upcoming shows below. The vinyl pressing of Unpleasant Living is sold out, but CDs are still available via Flatspot Records. Both formats also include the band’s 2020 EP One Way Track, and 2017 self-titled release.
Unpleasant Living Tracklist:
2. New Wage Slavery ft. Justice Tripp
3. L’appel Du Vide
6. The ComebackUpcoming Shows:
7/9 @ This Is Hardcore – Philadelphia, PA w/ Hatebreed, Madball
7/18 @ Union Stage – Washington D.C. w/ Fucked Up
7/22 @ Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Striking Distance, Gel, Soul Blind
7/23 @ The Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Burn, Crown of Thornz
11/18-20 @ Act Like You Know Fest – Tulsa, OK