End of the Times is an ironic title for the third studio album from The Corridors comprised of Adi Mosko (vocals/guitars/keyboards/back vocals/bass/programming/acoustic guitars/percussions), Roi Tal (bass/back vocals), Daniel Nahmod (guitars) and Peleg Mor (drums). The reason I say this is because these songs aren’t gloomy, nihilistic and depressing. In fact they are quite the opposite. Regardless of the lyrics, the music and melodies have a optimistic, hopeful air about them not too far off from U2 or Doves.
At their heart this is a pop rock band. They play songs they you could hold a lighter to in an arena or sing along to. It really is not much more complicated. The band sticks to the basics implementing mostly 4/4 time with a good amount of major and minor chords.
The band is a rock band through and through but also isn't afraid to dabble with a synth on occasion. Although it's usually just atmospheric. They open with an anthemic song entitled “Stop the World.” It's hopeful yet definitely has a tinge of melancholy. Lyrics like “Something In our hearts is missing” feels like a declaration not only to the band but to everyone listening.
The band gets more optimistic with “Face The Ground.” They also introduce some levity. The band doesn’t feel heavy here. I was reminded of early Primal Scream and The Stone Roses. “Delicate Condition” is a fun rock song while “Just like The way she Thought it will be” is more atmospheric and contemplative.
The lyrics on “End of the Times” are pretty bleak. At least the music on this song is quite the opposite. He sings, “Future is gone / Something is going wrong / Nobody feels anything anymore It's the end of the times.” The song has a short section that makes you think for a second they went electronic.
The band closes the second half of the album strong. I especially enjoyed “I'm on fire.” The horns towards the end are excellent. They close with “Wild as a River” which relies on arpeggiated synth. I wasn't expecting a song like this to close out the album but I enjoyed it.
End of the Times might not be all that bad if we have uplifting music like this LP along the way. Recommended.
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