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Kiss or Kill

kissorkill.jpgMy glam goodness, EndeverafteR sure is good. Their debut effort Kiss or Kill (Razor & Tie) is easily one of the best glam releases of the past five years. This band has it all: big songs, big guitar solos, and big attitudes.

The track listing for Kiss or Kill looks like this:




I Wanna Be Your Man
Baby Baby Baby
Gotta Get Out
Next Best Thing
Tip Of My Tongue
Road To Destruction
All Night
From the Ashes Of Sin
Long Way Home

In addition to the fast rockers like “Tip of My Tongue” and “Baby Baby Baby” the album features some slower tunes, such as “Long Way Home,” and “Next Best Thing.” It is on these slower songs that Michael Grant’s voice really shines. When I spoke with Grant on the phone a few days ago (that interview is forthcoming to Bring Back Glam!) he told me he is principal songwriter for the band. I’ll go ahead and assume Grant had his heart broken a few times in the not so distant past. “Next Best Thing” is probably the best song you’ve never heard; an eloquent rock ballad and appropriate for pop radio, too.

A few months ago, I posted the video for “Baby Baby Baby.” A lot of you were excited then, and you should still be excited now. If life was fair, EndeverafteR would be more famous than Nickelback. We all know the world isn’t fair, but EndeverafteR sure have the chops and songs like “All Night” and “Slave” are proof.

My favorite song on Kiss or Kill is "Poison." It’s a little heavier than the other tunes, and features a faster tempo and some nice drum parts and intricate guitar work. Since I love fast guitars, it’s not surprising this is my choice cut. Use some of your holiday money and buy Kiss or Kill. You know you want to.

Oh yes: EndeverafteR is now on board for the Motley Cruise. I’ll be sure to post a concert review from one of the performances!

Endeverafter on Myspace

Reader Comments (7)

Lol i will have to look these guys up. ive heard a litle bit about them but never thier music. don't know what they look like either. oh well i will look them up.

ha ha ha when i first saw that track listing i thought that "i wanna be your man' was a cover of the LA Guns song. definatly my fave song from La Guns. Phil Lewis is the better one i believe. but thats just an opinion.
December 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey
I reviewed the album back in late October and I thought it was excellent.

I missed my opportunity to see them live with Poison but I'm hoping they get some buzz going so they pick up another tour. Opening for KISS or Aerosmith would be huge!

Heavy Metal Addiction
I'll be posting my top 10 for 2007 soon, and this is the #1 CD on the list. Not a skippable track on the album, which makes it an instant classic in my book. Butch Walker also lent his voice to "Next Best Thing." My favorite track is "Baby, Baby, Baby."
December 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJason
I'm with you on Hanoi Rocks and the Gypsy Pistoleros narrowly missed my top 20. Avenged Sevenfold was a surprise in a sense, but they have developed a bit of a big arena rock sound. Interestingly, the one I have the biggest issue with is Ozzy. It's been a long time since Ozzy has put out a half decent album and any positive reception for Black Rain has surprised me.
December 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
This is really good, thanks Allyson!
December 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
Very cool Band but not that kind of Music thats "real" Glam to me.Therefore it sounds to me a little bit to "modern". I think Bands like Crashdiet or Vains of Jenna are at least 100 Percent more Glam and i really love their 80ties Attitude. But nonetheless, "Kiss or kill" is one of 2007 finest in Rockmusic :)
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMarco
I picked up this disc from reading the reviews on this site. I absolutely LOVE this disc!! "Poison" is one of my favorite tracks. "Next Best Thing" is a radio hit if the radio will get off the Nickleback bus and realize there are alot of great bands out there!! The whole disc is amazing. It's got crunch; it's got melody; it's got songs that don't sound the same; just a great debut release from one of the best new bands I have heard in along time.
January 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCrazynights

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