Today is the day that you finally get to hear Korean metalcore band End These Days heavy as fuck new EP Dead End. The band was kind enough to give us a track by track breakdown of the songs on it:
Wan: Ever since I returned to Korea a few years ago I have been witnessing an incredible amount of regulations and restrictions placed on the young and especially holding industries back from reaching their potential. For example, recently our nuclear power industry got fucked too. All these new rules ban and restrict new job creation in other industries, industries that have been proven successful in other countries. The real damage is that as these industries get destroyed, third parties begin amassing huge wealth at the expense of our generation’s future. I don’t want to get too political but this profit cannot be justified. People my age are stuck on this path to destruction.
Yul: Everyone can believe whatever they want. Don’t be blinded by it though. People who are blinded by faith stick together to form a crazy cult and do insane shit and then at this point nothing matters to them anymore. It’s very very important to always have that little bit of doubt, just enough to evaluate your actions and behaviors. To those who don’t have any sense of self-reflection, well…nothing will save you.
Yul: Everyone goes through tough times. Some issues leave you in a Catch 22 situation leaving you totally vulnerable to an unforeseeable future. Some people might think karma is messing with them. At least I did. I went through some of the darkest times in my life, which reminded me of the myths about destiny and retributions or whatever. It was easier to blame all these problems on external unnatural forces rather than looking to myself for answers. As I eventually got rid of the problems, I thought karma was just another manmade frame of thought. There’s no way out if you build a prison from within just for yourself. Life isn’t that complicated. Your life is destined to suck at some point, and I can probably say this is what it’s like for pretty much everyone. So this song is about what I went through and I hope this can help others. Karma seems unbreakable but try to think beyond it.
Yul: Kids have awesome dreams yet adults lose those dreams over time, in the process of blending into the so-called reality. But ‘Growing up’ doesn’t justify treading over other dreamers. My country is full of shitty people who feel justified to talk down to everyone else just because they gave up their dreams. Vein is for the ones standing against those assholes. Don’t give up on your dreams.
The guitar solo at the end is Jinhyun Yang of Inlayer. It made the song much fuller. Go check out his tracks. You won’t be disappointed!