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 had an album called Of Fire And Stars through Metal Scrap Records. The title track was an advance single.
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"