AOTY 2020
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - End of Suffering
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2019 Ratings: #481 / 758
User Score
Based on 85 ratings
2019 Ratings: #618
Liked by 1 person
May 3, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
International Death Cult / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Dork
’End of Suffering’ ranges from being ridiculously catchy to visceral to heartfelt and has a real shot of being one of 2019’s great rock records.
70
Clash
His lyrics are blunt yet honest, taking personal demons and harnessing them to stadium-ready anthems like ‘Anxiety’ and ‘Angel Wings’, all the while avoiding self-parody.
70
Exclaim!

Their third album, End of Suffering, feels less like a compromise between two sounds and more like a cohesive band.

60
Northern Transmissions
‘End of Suffering’ feels like it’s trying too hard to tick vital boxes for radio airplay with the view of scaling up venue sizes and festival bills; Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes: defanged.
60
The Independent
If “the end of suffering”, the Buddhist philosophy of enlightenment, is about accepting the inevitability of pain, then surely Frank Carter has achieved it with this album.
usedtobe
72
Decent rock effort that stalls on the second half. Not bad at all.
Viberantweb
65
On their third album, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes maintain watertight songwriting credentials, arguably flexing that end of their sound better than either of the previous albums. It is deeply personal, a kaleidoscopic glance into the world of Frank Carter's mental health and struggles with love, life and negative experiences. While I would consider it an upgrade on their previous effort, End Of Suffering feels somewhat lacklustre in moments where it could really be captivating; it was a ... read more
MaceBlade42
80
I am one of the few people who likes this, though it is waning on me a bit.
marulisu
NR
First half was nice but generic modern american alt rock, second half was just boring.
WTFormula
52
This was an okay album. I didn't enjoy it, but I understand why others would. For me, this is the perfect example of an average album. One I will never find myself coming back to, but also one that I wasn't miserable while I WAS listening to it.
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Track List

  1. Why a Butterfly Can't Love a Spider
  2. Tyrant Lizard King (feat. Tom Morello)
  3. Heartbreaker
  4. Crowbar
  5. Love Games
  6. Anxiety
  7. Angel Wings
  8. Supervillain
  9. Latex Dreams
  10. Kitty Sucker
  11. Little Devil
  12. End of Suffering
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Added on: January 31, 2019