Bitter End are a band from Seattle, Washington that plays a very technical form of thrash metal and this is a review of their compilation "Have A Nice Death" which has an unreleased album from 1992 album as well as some live and demo tracks which was released by Metal On Metal Records during the year of 2011.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with no blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast technical thrash metal riffs that are heavily influenced by the NWOBHM, while the lead guitars are melodic sounding old school metal/thrash/speed metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when t hey are utilized briefly they use finger picking to give the music a classic rock feeling.
Vocals are all clean singing style thrash metal vocals that have a power metal feeling to them at times as well as a brief spoken word part, while the lyrics cover philosophical and political themes, as for the production it h as a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for the time it was released where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t his recording but out of date by today's standard's along with some demo and live tracks.
In my opinion Bitter End are a very great sounding technical thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tiny Minds" "No Law" "Tunnel Vision" and "Meet Your Maker". RECOMMENDED BUY.