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  • Summary: Recorded over six month with producer Cam Blackwood, the third full-length release for the former Gallows frontman with The Rattlesnakes features a guest appearance from Tom Morello and was mixed by Alan Moulder.
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  1. May 24, 2019
    80
    A bold, brave effort that’ll continue to see them rise through the rock ranks.
  2. May 8, 2019
    80
    To date, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have blended buzzing Stooges punk, thick Queens Of The Stone Age riffs and winking alternative rock into something resembling Arctic Monkeys circa Humbug, as seen through a funhouse mirror. All of these sounds are here on End Of Suffering, and more besides.
  3. Q Magazine
    May 14, 2019
    80
    A tripwire-taut production from pop magus Cam Blackwood ensures these bleak but brilliant punk confessions grip like a vice, even as you fear for Carter's mental health. [Jul 2019, p.106]
  4. May 2, 2019
    70
    Their third album, End of Suffering, feels less like a compromise between two sounds and more like a cohesive band.
  5. May 2, 2019
    70
    His lyrics are blunt yet honest, taking personal demons and harnessing them to stadium-ready anthems like ‘Anxiety’ and ‘Angel Wings’, all the while avoiding self-parody.
  6. May 24, 2019
    60
    It feels unsure of itself, and what it wants to achieve. ... On the other hand, this sense of insecurity within the album rewards standout tracks.
  7. May 6, 2019
    50
    In the end, what you’re left with is a generic rock album with a couple of noteworthy moments and an aftertaste that will probably alienate a few long-time fans of the band.

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  1. May 4, 2019
    10
    For me it's the best from them. Don't get me wrong, I love Blossom and Modern Ruin. But for me, it's a masterpiece. It's low paced and theirFor me it's the best from them. Don't get me wrong, I love Blossom and Modern Ruin. But for me, it's a masterpiece. It's low paced and their music evolved, but it's still them. I was with high expectations on this album and I am definitely not disappointed, on the contrary. Expand
  2. May 24, 2019
    8
    Plenty of downplayed aggression and anger. Still a lot on his mind.
    Crowbar is an instant classic. Angel Wings is another standout track. The
    Plenty of downplayed aggression and anger. Still a lot on his mind.
    Crowbar is an instant classic. Angel Wings is another standout track. The record as a whole is very good. I look forward to see what the future will bring for Frank Carter. Also check them live, they are awesome.
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  3. May 6, 2019
    6
    Not the correct path.
    This would be the perfect summary for me.
    I've been listening to this band for so long, and this is, undoubtly, their
    Not the correct path.
    This would be the perfect summary for me.
    I've been listening to this band for so long, and this is, undoubtly, their worst release. They started afresh with Blossom, an album which shown strength and fury, wrapped in hardcore punk, and in Modern Ruin they explored another path, more relaxed, alt-rock vibe; a little overproduced but still with Frank's rage underlying. Although there are pretty good tracks in this album (Tyrant Lizard King, Angel Wings, Kitty Sucker and Crowbar), the other tracks seem to be pop, commercial, mainstream pieces, which get pretty far of the initial breath of fresh air that they supposed to the rock music scene.
    I feel dissapointed, bacause with this album I expected a perfect mixture of their raggy hardcore and their hard alt-rock. Guess we'll have to say bye to this band if it continues on this path.
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