Back in August of 2017, Baltimore hardcore outfit End It released their raging self-titled EP via Flatspot Records. Taking influence from the 90s east coast hardcore sound, while adding their own little spin on things, End It deliver five tracks of vitriolic aggression and thrashing riffs that are sure to inspire the most mild-mannered of persons to jump into the pit.
We recently reached out to guitarist Ray Lee to discuss the EP track by track. Whether you are peeping the record for the first time, or in need of revisiting it for a good punch in the throat, check out the EP and what Lee had to say about it after the break.
1. Give Up / Vas A Morir – Vas A Morir was written before Give Up. We wrote Give Up and thought it would be the perfect way to lead into VAM, so we added it as an intro and made the lyrical themes of both songs very similar.
2. Wishlist – total Gut Instinct / Breakdown worship song. This is the one we wrote with Baltimore / NYC grooves in mind heavily.
3. Blind Faith – second song we ever wrote. We had a lot of trouble feeling out this song until Akil joined and added his vocals to it. Being forced to go to church as a child inspired the lyrical content. The song turned out way better than expected, so we decided to throw it on the EP instead of the B-Sides which it was originally intended for.
4. Apolitical – this song is about racists and fencewalkers. Pick a side. Musically we wanted it to sound like classic hardcore punk with some beatdown sensibilities.
5. End It – End It. Whatever it is that you need to end i your life, cut that shit. Rock this on repeat, PEACE!