Total Metal Records issued Desert Near The End’s Hunt For The Sun album in late 2014. It was the follow-up to A Crimson Dawn demo. Lyrically, it was a concept album about a symbolical hunt for the true Sun and everything that this journey means to every man. The band was originally formed in 1997, but had gone through different monickers and line-ups to reach its present form.
DESERT NEAR THE END - HUNT FOR THE SUN - METAL SCRAP
Although Desert Near The End from Greece is ostensibly a new band, the group's history stretches back to the late '90s. This explains the maturity and tightness of the songs on this, the band's second full-length.
The early impression on opening track Storm On My Side is a band thrashing as UK's Sabbat once did. It is dense and powerful. The band's rhythm section and guitars pound a la Sodom, while the dual edge of Dark Angel is another remarkable feature. The vocals of Alexandros Papandreou are as if Hansi Kuersch of Blind Guardian is behind the mike in a more aggressive capacity. The drums are somewhat tiny sounding, but are not quite pots 'n panish. Hunt For The Sun is a fairly well baked speedy and in-your-face concept. The best instance of it is the song Eastern Path when the band speeds up and maintains the best of rhythms in accelerated fashion. Fantastic! - Ali "The Metallian"