Koen B. : End Cycle is a so called postmodern hardcore band from Thessaloniki, Greece which was established in 2014. Their debut was ‘Fire Walk With Me’ in the same year and since then, the band has continuously released digital songs through their Bandcamp page. Recently ‘Stay Black’ was self-released on all digital platforms as well as on CD. If you want or need more information about End Cycle, visit their aforementioned Bandcamp or Facebook pages. The biography states End Cycle is influenced by acts such as Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, While She Sleeps, Comeback Kid and Off With Their Heads.
Probably there’s a generational gap here because none of these acts do really appeal to me. End Cycle however made a strong album with ‘Stay Black’: the songs are really good and have this driving energy and new school atmosphere. Maybe I should start listening to Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, While She Sleeps, Comeback Kid and Off With Their Heads as well but End Cycle summarises the whole postmodern hardcore scene for me, so I don’t need them anyway. ‘Stay Black’ even convinced an ancient fossil like myself.