Integrity "We are the End" 7"Posted on Thursday, August 19th, 2010 @ 6:49am » permalink
Integrity now continues what seems to be a prolific run of new material with the one-sided "We are the End" 7" (on Magic Bullet Records) – which includes two new tracks, "We are the End" and "Beneath Black Flames We Ride", for about five minutes of music with the band's skull logo etched onto side B. If "The Blackest Curse" was an impressive foray back towards the shorter, more intense songwriting of the band's early years, then this 7" is even more so. This is easily some of Integrity's most explosive work since "Systems Overload", and the record's title track actually would've fit in perfectly during the "Seasons in the Size of Days" era. Both songs are just loaded with chaotic lead bursts and driving power chord rhythms, and even the vocals feel a little more concentrated here. Short, furious, straight to the point… and fuckin' great. I hate to keep it so short, but I don't know what more to say here. It's well-documented that I've been a huge fan of this band for the past 15 years, so if I ramble on I'll just be repeating myself!
I'm not sure how limited the first pressing of the record is, but it's already sold out from the label (you can keep checking the link below for repress availability), so if you want a physical copy you should snag one from a distributor while you still can. The 7"s come with download codes, but you can score the tracks straight from the bigger digital outlets as well.