A highly anticipated effort, The End Of Chaos, sounds like a revelation. The ending of a chaotic time for the band, a chance to ascend the throne they rightly deserve.
Although I’ve been following the band Flotsam and Jetsam since the early 80s, I’ll admit that my fandom rarely stretched past the band’s first two releases: Doomsday For the Deceiver (1986) and No Place For Disgrace (1988). I appreciated their metal pedigree but not necessarily their music.
All of that changed in 2016 when Flotsam and Jetsam unveiled their critically acclaimed self-titled effort. An amazing release that propelled the band back to a platform of relevancy. I saw them perform on this tour and was simply blown away.
In a business where risk is so tightly tied to dollars, it’s not often that a band is able to experience rebirth so late in their career. I wondered how this happened and questioned whether it could be sustained.
In my mind, Flotsam and Jetsam seemed to turn a corner in the song writing department. Their self-titled effort was a collection of lyrics and melodies that worked. With no ties to a specific subject, there was no hindrance of harmony. The feelings and emotion arrived unfiltered.
A highly anticipated effort, The End Of Chaos, appears a revelation. The ending of a chaotic time for the band, a chance to ascend the throne they rightly deserve.
The End Of Chaos hits the streets on January 18th (2019) via AFM Records. It picks up right where the self-titled effort left off. This release has an even more relentless pace than the last. A literal riff monster with enough variation to satisfy any metalhead. Lyrically, this is a fist-pumping jam! Highlight tracks for me are: “Prisoner of Time”, “Control”, “Recover”, “Slowly Insane”, “Demolition Man”, “Snake Eye”, “Survive” and “The End”.
Flotsam and Jetsam have found their formula of success and there’s no going back. I can’t wait to hear these tracks live! Check out The End Of Chaos and experience this rebirth of brutality for yourself! \m/
Flotsam & Jetsam are:
- Michael Gilbert – Guitars
- Ken Mary – Drums
- Eric ‘A.K.’ Knutson – Vocals
- Steve Conley – Guitars
- Michael Spencer – Bass