Sound — 8
"Until The End", Kittie's third album and is flowing in a sea near melodic but still quite brutal death metal. It's everything you'd expect from the quartet and a whole lot more besides! Burning Bridges and Daughters Drown are definitly some of the heavier songs on the disc. There are some riffs that really kills, but where aren't any solos. "It gave us a sense of accomplishment, rather than working with tons of puzzle pieces," said vocalist/guitarist Morgan Lander. "Also, doing things as naturally as possible, using as little digital editing as possible, gives it a raw, real vibe." "The heaviest song on this album is Burning Bridges," said front-woman Morgan Lander. "It combines a huge melodic chorus with a balls-out riffing. It is the perfect combination!"
Lyrics — 8
Opener Looks So Pretty is one of the heavier songs on the album, and it pretty much sets the style regarding the other songs, it's somewhere between an emaciated alley cat fighting off the neighborhood skunk and the squelch on a walkie-talkie. Career Suicide has the typical "angry vocals mixed with melodic choruses" going on. It finds the group in a more melodic mood, balancing the snarling verses with a clean chorus vocal. The vocals are surely closing in. Morgan can both handle the growl and the clean song.
Overall Impression — 8
Until The End is a top-drawer slice of brooding, full-on metal madness with Kittie rocking harder than ever. It isn't a big step forward for Kittie, but it's a step nonetheless. If they can find a way to more creatively disperse their newfound power they'll be unstoppable. The band finally seems to have found a sound of their own, and a way to put it into songs. Kittie fans will probably love it. Kittie did a great job with this new album. Until The End is really good.