AOTY 2019
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - End of Suffering
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2019 Ratings: #409 / 604
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2019 Ratings: #874
May 3, 2019 / Release Date
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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.
KengojiUltamYT
63
End My Suffering

Best Tracks: Heartbreaker,Crowbar,Love Games,Supervillain,Little Devil
Worst Track: Kitty Sucker
usedtobe
72
Decent rock effort that stalls on the second half. Not bad at all.
tazzyzzat
69
Favorites: 'Why a Butterfly Can't Love a Spider', 'Tyrant Lizard King', 'Heartbreaker', 'Crowbar', 'Supervillain'

Least Favorite: 'Latex Dreams'

I've had my eye on this album for a while because of how... simple yet eccentric the cover art looks. The appearance of the cover, for me at least, represents the contents of this record in and of itself. The tracks sound so simple and generally follow a safe rock formula, but much like AM by Arctic Monkeys, it doesn't fail to be a chill collection ... read more
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
JeremiahMurphy
75
One of the best rock projects this year. Frank Carters lyrics are very emotional and dive deep into his mental health, past relationships and where he stand right now. This was my first project that I’ve ever checked out by them and I am definitely impressed. There were some half baked songs on here but the ones I enjoyed are ones that I really enjoy playing. Carter is very good at showing emotion
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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