If you’re into modern hardcore and/or metalcore at all, you likely know that talented bands in those genres can be found just about anywhere where music is alive. Asia – especially Japan, China, and Vietnam – have put out some impressive and notable talent as of late. Whether it’s the metalcore stylings of Japan’s Crystal Lake or the impressive pop-influenced, progressive-leaning metalcore of Vietnam’s Windrunner, there is clearly an untapped scene across the globe that will certainly increase in popularity rather soon.
We’re pretty convinced South Korea’s End These Days might well become one of your favorite bands, too – especially after hearing their song “Misty”. A new video for the song, which also features Ki (of long-running band The Geeks), is a great introduction to this up-and-coming metalcore hybrid. While the band’s most recent, debut album Ambivalence dropped in 2017, the band is gearing up for a huge 2020 with new music on the horizon.
Notably, comparisons to bands like Darkest Hour, Misery Signals, and especially Counterparts are all valid. End These Days really know how to bring passion and energy that many of their peers can’t. All you need to do is watch their recent set, filmed by hate5six, for proof. Rest assured, this won’t be the last time you hear of End These Days.