The Reptilian – End Paths

Skeletal Lightening, Community Records, iCorrupt

Kalamazoo Post/Progressive Hardcore

The Reptilian have been around for closing on a decade. With a start rooted firmly in the hardcore and post-hardcore world of the late aughts, you expect certain things when you queue up one of their albums. Their newest record End Paths delivers those things.

With the technical prowess of this group never being up for debate, End Paths offers up an example of a band that only gets tighter and more refined as they grow and play together. The composition of music is robust and mature, and serves the offered lyricism near-perfectly. Couple that with a wonderful production quality, and you have yourself a haunting, hard-hitting, and beautiful piece of art.

This record is technical, heavy, and best played on a loud stereo system to be enjoyed by you and your neighbors.