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Monday, September 5, 2016

Essential End - Deadwood

Essential End – Deadwood

Since 2014 east coast natives Essential End have been sharing the stage with the likes of Buckcherry, Saving Abel, and Texas Hippie Coalition.  On August 26th they released their new EP, Deadwood, courtesy of Pavement Entertainment.  Made up of a father-son team and three of their best friends, Essential End, has covered a lot of ground in a very short time.  The name Essential End implies death, everyone’s essential end, but is that what the band intends to convey or does it imply that enough is enough, that the negativity has to stop and it is time for positivity to reign supreme?  Deadwood may provide some insight into the name and mindset of Essential End.

Fans of Ax7, Stone Sour, and Mastodon will eat Deadwood’s intensity up.  The title track, “Essential End” begins soft and measured, but quickly transitions to heavy, killer riffs and a primitive, brutal scream…basically knocking you on your ass (in the best way possible).  “Wasted Time” is another other heavy hitter, while “Sacrifice” is emotional and filled with passion.

While Deadwood is short, four tracks, those tracks are deliberate and purposefully arranged to draw the listener in and keep them interested.   Well rounded, deliberate, and intense Deadwood is enticing and just enough to keep listeners craving more.   

1.     Essential End
2.     Pain
3.     Sacrifice
4.     Wasted Time

Vocals- Tad Davis
Guitar- Scott Hearn
Drums- Brady Hearn
Guitar-Connor Green
Bass- Caleb Staner

Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media