Kittie - Until The End review


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Band: Kittie
Album: Until The End
Release date: July 2004

01. Looks So Pretty
02. Career Suicide
03. Until The End
04. Red Flag
05. Pussy Sugar
06. In Dreams
07. Into The Darkness
08. Burning Bridges
09. Loveless
10. Daughters Down
11. Into The Darkness [Vocal Remix Version]

Many of you (That heard Kittie before) might find it strange that a Nu-Metal, punk/garage rock band like Kittie is reviewed here on our beloved Metal Storm, but let me tell you the reason why the are here now, it's simple; Kittie is developing.
"Until the End", their third album and is flowing in a sea near Melodic but still quite brutal Death Metal (With some Nu-metal tendency).

Kittie was formed in London, Ontario (Canada) and they released their first album in 2000, entitled "Spit", it became a huge success in the states, and Kittie became one of the most famous female bands.
They followed "Spit" up one year later, when the album "Oracle" was released, and once again, the American's took Kittie to their hearts.
2004, the band has a new guitarist, Lisa Marx, and is with "Until the End" releasing their third record, and this time, the music is much more aggressive.
The band today is the sisters Lander (Morgan, Vocal, guitars & Mercedes Drums), Lisa Marx (Guitars) and Jennifer Arroyo (Bas).

Much is wanted to say that they have left the Nu-Metal scene behind them and grown into a real Metal band, but that is to twist the truth a little too much.
Sure, this is different, it's more Metal than before and it's deserve to be reviewed on MS, but it's still a long way to walk for the girls before entering the holy lands of real Metal.

But here on "Until the End" I'm starting to se bright clouds in the horizon for Kittie, because the music is straighter, more Metal. The vocals are surely closing in; Morgan can both handle the growl and the clean song (the clean almost sounds like Tanya (ex- Lullacry) in many songs), if it's her doing both, I don't know for sure.

But on the other hand, the music is still to Nu-Metallish, sure there are some riffs that really kills, but where are the solos? And is it just me or does the music sounds a bit monotonous sometimes?

But overall it's getting better, that's for sure. Because their first releases I had major problems to like, it was to punky and concentrated on the American market, but this is moving in the right direction, and I'm sure that Kittie will leave this train very soon, maybe on the next record, who knows? I really hope they will, because they have talent.

Check Out: "Until the End" is really good.

Written by Malcolm | 26.07.2004



Comments: 4   Visited by: 83 users
28.05.2009 - 12:26
Liver Failure
It's not that bad, some pretty good songs. Until the End as the review says, and also Into the Darkness. Althou the rate is fair enough.

member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
27.11.2011 - 09:32
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Not really fair I've heard good songs on this album
27.11.2011 - 09:59
Written by Guest on 27.11.2011 at 09:32

Not really fair I've heard good songs on this album

" good songs"... 7 is good. so short of 7 means short of good... as in some good songs, but not all.
get the fuck off my lawn.
26.10.2012 - 20:52
Listening to 'Until the End' and comparing it to their most recent efforts, its safe to say this was their last solid release. Kittie started to pump out nothing but 'Mallcore' crap after 'Until the End'


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