END THE CENTURY
HAMMER AND THE ANVIL
Orange County metalcore quintet, how redundant, huh? Add End the Century's name into the bingo cage of bands whose feral screaming sounds like a rabid animal's revenge, as the six-track HAMMER AND THE ANVIL presents a band full of fire but seriously lacking the compelling compositions to properly get their power across. Tinny guitars, stock arrangements, and overwrought devices are milked to excess here, making this disc a frustrating listen from start to finish.