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END IT walks the path that their Baltimore forefathers paved. Musically influenced by Gut Instinct, Maximum Penalty, and Absolution, while also paying homage to New York's Neglect, END IT are sonically reminiscent of the golden era of that harder early 90's east coast sound and with lyrics that are unapologetically real and influenced by the likes of Neglect and Next Step Up. The quartet, which features members of Wolvesblood, Piece Keeper, and Malicious Code, is a vital reminder of a better time, a time when it wasn't about trends or industry connections; a time when the music was raw, unpolished aggression that spoke for itself.
In January of 2020, Flatspot Records will release the One Way Track EP, the long-awaited follow up to END IT’s 2017 self-titled demo. One Way Track displays a more mature and focused band, due largely to a change in perspective provided by major life changes that the band members have recently experienced, including fatherhood. However, these recent developments have not tamed the band in any way; in fact, they are more in touch with their surroundings than ever before, and express their mentality with an urgency and aggression that is sorely missing from today’s hardcore scene. “These are basically Baltimore Hooligan Anthems,” says vocalist Akil, and aptly so — the brash punk attitude of their 2017 demo is doubled down upon on One Way Track, and combined with a hardcore intensity that pushes the band’s sound closer to the extreme end of the genre. END IT are disturbing the peace of the commercial hardcore scene by providing an fast, loud, and unapologetic snapshot of the city that raised them.